140 dodge zombies in fun run

Zombie Lisa Randel chases down second place finisher Jason Downe (21).
Zombie Lisa Randel chases down second place finisher Jason Downe (21).
Chloe Hawken helps son Fletcher (6) through a window frame as his father, Mike, watches.
Chloe Hawken helps son Fletcher (6) through a window frame as his father, Mike, watches.
Grayson Small (11) negotiates the tyre obstacle.
Grayson Small (11) negotiates the tyre obstacle.
Competitors take off on the Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run  at the Montecillo rugby ground yesterday....
Competitors take off on the Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run at the Montecillo rugby ground yesterday. Photos by Gerard O'Brien.

The zombies were out in Montecillo yesterday - but they had good intentions.

About 140 brave competitors turned out to dodge the ''zombies'' during the second annual Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run to raise money for Dunedin based charity ChatBus.

The 5km course included obstacles such as a spider web, window frame, ''blood bath'' and, of course, zombies - costumed with scary face paint.

Competitors started with two tags and earned another one during the course. Anyone completing the course with at least one tag had ''survived'' while those with none left were ''infected''.

The event was won by Hamish McKinlay (15) in 20 minutes, 54 seconds.

Co ordinator Averil Pierce said ChatBus was a free mobile service offering counselling for children under 14. It had three buses in Dunedin, staffed by trained counsellors.

She said the zombie theme was chosen because it was novel and helped to attract a younger crowd.

 

 

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