Fuquay-Varina, NC, October 01, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Triangle has been home to countless 5k races and unique fundraisers before, but has it ever been invaded by zombies? One thing is for certain, it will in 2011.
This October 29th, the quiet town of Fuquay-Varina, NC will be wakened with the undead nipping at their heels at the Strafe Zombie Run, a zombie-themed 5k run and fundraiser. The fearless living of all ages throughout the Triangle will have the opportunity to participate in this unique event as brain hungry zombies, run-for-your-life survivors, go-get-'em slayers, defending zombie hunters or look-out spectators. During and after the game there will be plenty of live entertainment, a Wee Zombie Zone for the little living, refreshments, Halloween costume contests for all ages and a survivor after party at Strafe Gaming Lounge.
"We want to raise money for the Fuquay-Varina Technology in the Classroom initiative in a unique way and nothing goes better with Halloween and video game play than zombies," says Paxton & Jessica Galvanek, creators of the Strafe Zombie Run, owners of Strafe Gaming Lounge/Galvanek & Wahl Advertising Agency, the presenter of the event. The 5k run will begin early morning out front of Strafe Gaming Lounge on Academy Street and will follow along scenic residential roads of Fuquay-Varina. The only catch is the route will be littered with brain hungry zombies that will appear and follow participants that will have to run for their lives so the zombies don't take their health in the form of flags around their beltline. The race hosts three different groups: those who want to run, those who want to run from zombies and those who want to walk, so individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Immediately following the event is Strafe Gaming Lounge's after party and Fuquay-Varina's annual Day in Downtown where family festivities continue throughout the rest of the day.
Registration packages for the event start at low as $20 and include a game-day shirt, race bib, refreshments, after party admission and a chance to win awards and prizes. Sponsor packages start at $50 and proceeds from the event will benefit the Fuqay-Varina Technology in the Classroom initiative.
Visit http://www.strafezombierun.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/strafezombierun for more information about the event or to participate.