On your marks. Get set. Run for you lives!
That’s the premise of Union City Leisure Services' upcoming Running Dead 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk. The recreational run will be held Nov. 3 at Union City’s Civic Center, located at 34900 Alvarado-Niles Rd. in Union City.
Unlike other 5K/10K runs, you’ll have a little more incentive to keep your feet moving fast in this race — there will be a pack of hungry zombies chasing you!
The run will include an optional Zombie Challenge for a $5 fee. Those participating in the challenge will be given two flags to wear on their hips. Zombies will be walking the trail to hunt for flags. If you make it to the finish with both flags on your hips, you’ll receive a special prize.
The run will also include a 5K stroller division and 5K pet walking division.
Register by Oct. 18 and receive a “Running Dead” t-shirt.
Registration fees are $25 for Union City youth ages 17 and under ($15 without the shirt) and $30 for Union City adults 18 and up ($20 without the shirt). Add $5 for non-Union City residents.
There will also be a $5 fee to participate in the Zombie Challenge. All Zombie Challenge proceeds will be given to the American Diabetes Association, according to the City of Union City.
You can pick up registration forms at any Union City community center:
- Holly Community Center at 31600 Alvarado Blvd.
- Kennedy Community Center at 1333 Decoto Rd.
- Rugierri Senior Center at 33997 Alvardo-Niles Rd.
- Union City Sports Center at 31224 Union City Blvd.
For more information or to download registration forms, click here.
Turkey Trot to be held Nov. 24
If zombies aren’t your thing, you can participate in the James Logan High School cross country team’s annual Turkey Trot.
To be held Nov. 24 at Cesar Chavez Middle School, the event will feature a 5K and 10K for recreational and competitive runners, along with and 400-meter run for youth.
Registration is $10 for elementary and middle schoolers, and $15 for 5K/10K participants. The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt.
For additional information or to register, contact Coach Lee Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.