Fusion Five's 'End of the Human Race' zombie run set Saturday

(Source: Fusion Five)
(Source: Fusion Five)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A farm in Roanoke will set the backdrop for a fundraising – and hair-raising – zombie run called "End of the Human Race" on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The first race is at 9 a.m., but people can arrive as early as 8 a.m. The final race is at 11 a.m.

The event is being organized by Fusion Five, or "F5." Fusion Five is Southwest Louisiana's young professionals organization. All funds raised will go toward providing better speakers and bigger events to the group's membership.

The fee for runners to enter is $55. The fee for those wanting to enter as "zombies" is $25.

Runners will wear flag football belts. The zombies will grab at the belts.

The runners will have to get across the finish line with at least one "life" on their belt to qualify for prizes. "Kills" will be counted for zombies.

Ashli Waldrep, Fusion Five board member, said participants should be at least 18 years of age.

"It will very much be like a scene out of The Walking Dead," Waldrep said.

The location will be the Tietje Farm in Roanoke.

"It's a great atmosphere for a zombie run," Waldrep said.

The event will be the first of its kind in the area though similar runs have been held throughout the state and beyond.

After the run, there will be an awards ceremony for those participating, including a "Brain Bash" with food, beer and a performance by the Lochness Mobsters, a local band.

Waldrep said awards will be given to first, second and third finishers in various categories. There will also be prizes for zombies with the most kills and best dressed zombies.

"We're still gathering prizes. We have had a lot of donations from people and businesses," Waldrep said.

For more information, e-mail organizers at endofthehumanrace@gmail.com.

You can also visit the event's website at http://endofthehumanrace.com/index.cfm.

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