Zombie Run Helps Raise Money for Children’s Cancer Research

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WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) - It is a ghoulish twist on the Sunday afternoon jog.  About 2500 runners turned out at Queeny Park Sunday for the Zombie Run.  It’s a 5k with obstacles:  about 400 people dressed as zombies on the course, chasing down runners and trying to pop balloons they’re wearing on belts.

The whole thing is the brainchild of a pair of Philadelphia college students, who have put on six races around the country so far, with more on the way.  A portion of the proceeds go to charities.  Locally the National Cancer Children’s Center.  Nationally they give to Active Heroes, helping military personnel returning from war.

“A lot of our runners love like it’s for a cause,” co-founder Dave Feinman said.  “They like that they’re running from zombies but they’re also running to support our troops overseas.”

But there are profits being made as well, and the business model looks to be “scary good.”  Click on the video to see what the fuss is all about.

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