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Zombies Overrun West County This Halloween

The walking dead are on the run with zombie runs sponsored by the City of Ballwin and the St. Louis County Police Department.

Those who complain running isn't fun have obviously never tried it while be chased by the ravenous undead or pretending to be one themselves. 

Two West County organizations will be offering just that with the City of Ballwin's Zombie Chase Trail Run this weekend and a Zombie 5k from the St. Louis County Police Department next weekend. 

The Zombie Chase event is 9 a.m., Saturday at Castlewood State Park. Entry fees on the day of the race are $30 and you can register online. Information on the city's website explains how the race works:

The Ballwin Race Series gets scary with this trail run at Castlewood State Park.  Participants must reach each checkpoint on the map while avoiding being caught by zombies!  Each participant is given a lifeline (flag football flag).  Should that life be taken by a zombie, a time penalty will be assessed.  Participants will be given a map with the checkpoint locations.  Any route may be taken to the checkpoints before returning to the finish.

Eureka-Wildwood Patch Editor Julie Brown-Patton has the details on the Zombie 5k, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26 at Queeny Park.

The registration fee is $30 with the funds to benefit the St. Louis BackStoppers. Particpants are encouraged to wear costumes, as prizes will be given out for the best-dressed. For more info and how to register, check out this flyer.  

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