Zombie update Get ready to run for your life

By on September 4, 2013


DENA REEDY Record Express Staff

, Staff Writer

Good-bye Lititz as you know it. Welcome to Dawn of the Lititz Dead.

Set for Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m., Dawn of Lititz Dead is a zombie-filled 5K obstacle run.

The general committee has been meeting regularly and is getting excited about the event.

"We have planned a family-friendly and Lititz focused event that showcases all Lititz has to offer," said Tim Reedy, committee member. "The committee has been very pleased with the advance registrations to date."

"We are now over the 220 mark for registered runners and zombies," he said.

The event benefits the Lititz Springs Park. The first heat is at 10 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m. Heats will be added past 2 p.m. if needed.

The committee encourages people to sign up with friends in order to run together and says you can save time and money if you register by Oct. 1 to reserve your T-shirt and flags. Cost is $45 per runner and $25 per zombie.

Heat times have been filling up quickly so now is the time to register, Reedy said.

"We are looking for more zombies," he said. "We are also looking for volunteers for the day."

Children are also encouraged to participate.

"We are planning to have a zombie area just for kids (12 and under). They will be dropping water balloons on the runners as they go through part of the course," Reedy said.

Those interested in volunteering can e-mail the committee at info@dawnofthelititzdead.com.

For more information visit the web site: dawnofthelititzdead.com and register via the web site or at www.active.com

And the fun doesn’t stop there because from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main Street, from Cedar to Broad streets will be closed for a street fair that is being called, "Monster Bash."

There will be an open container permit during the Bash for those 21 and over, according to Reedy, and no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

However, the Appalachian Brewery Company will be brewing a special beer for the event called Red Amber brew.

People are encouraged to dress in costume, which means Halloween outfits.

Lititz eateries and food will be showcased for the Bash and the committee encourages people to shop the local merchants during the Bash in order to support Lititz businesses.

There will also be entertainment with the band, The Districts, playing and a DJ will be on hand playing music and entertaining the crowd all day.

There will also be a battle of local dance teams.

"The Bash will be a family friendly event for all ages," Reedy said.

Sponsorship deadline for the event is Sept. 30. For information on sponsorships, e-mail info@dawnofthelititzdead.com.

The committee would like to thank the following sponsors who have signed on to date: Clair Global, Tait Towers, Atomic Design, Chetroy Productions, 92.7 WKZF, 101.3 The Rose, Faulkner Fiat of Harrisburg, Appalachian Brewery Company, Fiorentino’s Restaurant and Spooky Nook Sports.

More ZOMBIE RUN, page A16

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