The zombie apocalypse is coming, and the YWCA Minot Zombie Run will get you ready for it. The YWCA Minot, the local women and children’s homeless shelter, is hosting the first annual Zombie Run on Saturday, October 29. Participants are challenged to “run or be eaten” along the 5k course throughout Downtown Minot. Runners will be chased by zombie volunteers throughout the race while wearing caution flags, similar to those used in flag football. The object of the race is to “survive” by making it to the finish line with at least one of your flags still intact. If you lose all your flags, you will have been “infected.”
The Zombie Run will start and finish at the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Minot. Registration will start at 4 p.m. and the race kicks off at 5 p.m. Pre-registration costs $30 for adults and $25 for those under 12 years old. Registration increases to $35 for adults and $30 for those under 12 years old on the day of the race. Participants can also register as a team of four for only $100 total. Participants are asked to pre-register online at ywcaminot.org. The first 200 registrants will receive a Zombie Run t-shirt.
The YWCA Minot is the area’s only women and children’s homeless shelter. Residents at the shelter can stay up to 60 days and the YWCA provides the resources to help them get back on their feet by getting jobs, applying for aid and connecting them with additional resources. The YWCA Minot focuses on giving a hand up to its residents rather than a handout. So far this year, the YWCA Minot has provided over 1600 warm beds to homeless women and children in our area. To learn more about the YWCA Minot, visit ywcaminot.org.