Registration almost here for Dothan’s annual Zombie 5K Chase

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Grab your running shoes and best zombie makeup—it’s almost time to register for the 2024 Zombie Chase 5K!

The chase and the Halloween Pet Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 26.

The race includes runners and zombies. Early Bird Registration for runners, zombies, and the pet costume contest begins on Monday, April 1, and continues until Thursday, August 1. The fee is $25 during early registration, but after August 1, the price bumps up to $30.

Zombie spots will be given to the first 100 who register. Participants must be 16 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian at the time of the race.

During the event, zombies will attempt to take as many flags from the runners as possible. The three zombies with the most flags by the end of the race will receive a prize, and runners who cross the finish line with their flags intact will also receive an award. All runners will get a medal.

Prize baskets will be given to the winner of the pet costume contests in three categories: Best Costume (Dog), Best Costume (Cat), and Overall Scariest Costume (All animals).

Gates to the event open at 2:30 p.m. The pet costume contest will be held at 4:00 p.m., and the race begins at 4:30 p.m. The last runner is expected to be in by 6:00 p.m.

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