Ooy cucuy! The undead are rising up again, and this time they’re bringing their pets! It’s all part of an exciting new fundraising event for the entire family at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, the First Annual Zombie Run Santa Fe. Included in the event are a 3K Run/Walk, a 1-mile Zombie Dawg Monster Walk, and a Kids’ Zombie Fun Run, all hosted by the Street Homeless Animal Project (SHAP), on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
Dig up some graveyard attire for you and your furry friends, then shamble over to the Park for a full morning of activities. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day, with the 3K Zombie Run/Walk shuffling off at 9 a.m. The Kids’ Zombie Fun Run follows at 9:30 a.m., with the Zombie Dawg Monster Walk, for costumed pets, getting underway at 10:15 a.m. An awards ceremony for the fastest zombies on two and four feet will follow.
But wait, that’s not all! In addition to the main events, the organizers have put together a full slate of activities for attendees, including a Henna tattoo and face painting station by artist Cindy Farslow, a Monster Mash Dance-Off, Tarot card readings, and the ghoulish Horror Lounge. Check out the treasure trove of ghouls, monsters and goblins, put together by horror fan KC, and don’t miss the Zombie Graveyard. Word on the street is a preacher may be on hand to give the “almost last rights” to the undead.
After the event, survivors of the zombie apocalypse can head over to Second Street Brewery for a Halloween Post Z-Run Lunch, with special offers for runners in costume. Zombie HQ, where registration and check-ins take place, is at the Santa Fe Railyard Park Community Rooms. Early registration can be done now through October 18, at the website.
The Street Homeless Animal Project has been providing care for companion animals to homeless citizens in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico since 1998. For 24 years they have helped with much needed veterinary care, food, and supplies, but as the demand for vital services continues to expand, the Zombie Fun Run will serve to raise much needed funding. For more information on SHAP, visit the website.
Get ready to celebrate the holiday of horrors with fleet-footed zombies and their loveable costumed pets. It’s guaranteed to be an eerie event like no other, on either side of the veil. To unearth more about the First Annual SHAP Zombie Run Santa Fe, visit the website.This article was posted by David Salcido