r By Denise Brown
October is the time for Autumn – jack-o-lanterns, cool air, and … zombies?! That’s right, zombies! Thanks to students in the marching band at Maple Mountain High School, Spanish Fork will have a mini zombie apocalypse on the evening of Friday, October 12.
Students have planned a fun “Zombie Fun Run” to help them raise funds to pay band fees. The fun run will begin and end at MMHS. One of the event organizers, Jeni Coxson, says this is a one-of-a-kind event for Spanish Fork. “We are excited to see the zombie costumes from Team Zombie and how many people on Team Human can end the race without being infected,” she said. “This will be a fun social event for both students and families in the community.”
The fun run, which is a 5K, will have two teams: Team Human and Team Zombie. Registrants will be allowed to choose their team, although space is limited on Team Zombie. (T-shirt color will vary depending on which team is chosen – green for zombies and maroon for humans.)
Humans will have only a 5-minute head-start before zombies are released to infect them. Humans will begin the race at 5:30 with two flags at their sides (like in flag football). When Zombies begin at 5:35, they will try to catch the humans and pull their flags to “infect” them. Everyone is allowed to finish the fun run, whether infected or not.
Prizes will be given to the fastest humans who aren’t infected, the fastest zombies, and the zombie who infects the most humans (pulls the most flags). There will also be a prize for the best zombie costume on Team Zombie. Participants will have photo opportunities with zombies at the finish line, including pictures with a guest zombie from the MMHS administration.
Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt (if registered by September 28). Registration fees must be paid at the MMHS finance office or via venmo to @DeniseBrown411. Online registration is also required to select team and T-shirt size. Register and find all the rules at http://mmhsmarchingbandzombiefunrun.weebly.com.
Packet pick-up starts at 4:30, the zombie costume contest is at 5 p.m., and the run begins at 5:30 (for humans) or 5:35 (for zombies). Register today then join us to see if you have what it takes to survive!