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Saturday October 14, 2017

Bay City Sugar Trails
on the Middle Grounds
south of the bridge.

300 Lions Club Lane
Bay City, MI 48706

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What is the "Running Dead Zombie Run?"

The Running Dead is the most unique running and walking event in the Tri-Cities. Taking place on the new "Sugar Trails" located South of the bridge on the middle grounds park, the event is a great family activity that introduces you to a new and natural area open to the public.

This exciting October happening will provide all with a screaming good time while raising funds to support conservation and recreation projects of the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. These projects will improve recreational and natural lands for all members of our community!

Won't you help us to support this cause?

As Bay City's newest unique zombie themed event, "The Running Dead" will feature a 5K run/walk, family events, and a "Freaky Fun 1 mile Run/Walk". This will be the only race in the area to be held on the Michigan Sugar Trails.

Zombie makeup will be available from the "Face the FX" Make-up Club before they retire to the Historic Masonic Temple for opening night of the Haunted Temple.

There will be Zombie costume awards and Kreepy Kids activities.

More Spooky Information:
  • Costumer are highly encouraged so the zombies think that you are one of them!
  • Yes! There will be makeup artists on-site to help you get your creepy-scary-fleshy look!
  • All pre-registered entrants in the running races will receive a Running Dead T-shirt!
  • Cool medals for all finishers!
  • Finish Line Feast Treats that will leave you dying for more!
Join us after the races for our Costume Contest Awards Ceremony!! There will be prizes and awards for the dead and the un-dead
  • Best Zombie Couple,
  • Funniest Zombie Costume,
  • Most Original Zombie Costume,
  • Best Little Zombie Costume,
  • and Drop Dead Zombie Beauty!
The Rotary Club of Bay City Charitable Foundation is a not-for-profit organization classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Contribution may be eligible for tax deductions. Please consult with your tax advisor about your individual elibigility.

The Running Dead History

In 2015 the Rotary Club of Bay City put their long running International Night fund raiser into storage and moved on to a new adventure. Starting on October 10, 2015, the club began sponsoring a "Running Dead Zombie Race".

Running races of all types have become staples of the American fitness landscape. Races provide individuals and families a great way to enjoy the benefits of an active life and do something fun at the same time.

ZOMBIE races pick up on the craze for Zombies, which is probably an outgrowth of the "Walking Dead" TV phenomenon. Adding costumes, makeup, creepy volunteers on the course and other features such as costume and "beauty" contests makes the ZOMBIE Run even more fun.

This fund raiser allows Rotary to contribute to major projects for youth and education. The first year focus raised money for the Bay Area Community Foundation's Imagination Station play area on the river front.

Following the great success of the first Zombie Run, the club follows up in 2016 with a variation on the theme and a new location. The race moves to the woods and fields of the Michigan Sugar Trails on the middle groud. There will be new challenges, new scares, and new features.

As Rotarians and as members of the public, you are invited to participate.
  It's time to get scared!
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