Zombies Will Flood the Campus
Zombies approach their "victims." Photo by Emily Hoffmann.

Zombies Will Flood the Campus

The Zombie Run will unleash brain-hungry zombies on to campus and information about alcohol awareness.

The run is Oct. 26 and is coordinated by the Student Health Promotion Office, Student Government Association and the Residence Hall Association. Their goal is to educate students with a fun zombie twist.

Students who participated in the run last year enjoyed the realistic zombies.

Runners get chased by zombies at the 2012 zombie run. Photo by Emily Hoffmann.

Runners get chased by zombies at the 2012 zombie run. Photo by Emily Hoffmann.

“The gore was decent. I liked the makeup,” said junior Collin Schroeder.

Amanda Doperalski, RHA social and contemporary issues chair, said they included more obstacles per of runners’ requests.

One obstacle is the zombie swamp where one runner is blindfolded and their partner guides them through a cluster of zombies.

“You are putting a lot of trust in your partner,” Doperalski said.

Contrary to other runners, Schroeder said the obstacles were an added surprise, but he was not a fan.

Besides a course peppered with obstacles, the zombies this year will have an added feature.

“The zombies can chase you this year,” Doperalski said. “I’m very excited for that.”

Schroeder said he was not a huge fan of mobile zombies, but he loves to run and is anticipating them.

“I have considered being a zombie, but I prefer being a runner,” Schroeder said. “I like the physical part of the run.”

In order to incorporate alcohol education into the run, Doperalski said runners will wear intermural flags. When a zombie rips a flag off, the runners must search for doctors who will ask them a question about alcohol awareness. If they answer correctly, they will receive a new flag.

Taylor Remington and Josh Chang prepare for the zombie run last year. Photo by Casey French Photography.

Taylor Remington and Josh Chang prepare for the zombie run last year. Photo by Casey French Photography.

After that, runners will go to the Dreyfus University Center for an after party to socialize, relax and learn more about alcohol safety.

“We really just want everyone to stay safe and be responsible when they go out,” said Jena VanderLogt, the student director of Health Services.

VanderLogt said SHPO will be giving information about responsible alcohol use.

“We want students to have all the information they need to stay safe the next time they choose to drink,” VanderLogt said.

 

Emily Showers
Pointlife Editor
eshow592@uwsp.edu

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