Hey hey! Bummed because you thought Covid-19 had nixed plans for the Hyattsville Zombie Run this year? Well cheer up, buttercup because it’s awn like Donkey Kong! Well, a physically-distant Donkey Kong who can now register and run any of the 3 races (5K, 1K and 1-mile) any time between October 17th-30th and anywhere your hairy feet will take you. Below, Hyattsville Elementary School PTA shares more about this year’s Hyattsville Zombie Run and how to register for this great fundraiser for our local schools!
Hyattsville Zombie Run 2020
Register here for the fifth annual Hyattsville Zombie Run, organized by the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA. The run will be held October 17-30, 2020, with major adaptations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Run Any Time Over 2 Weeks
As opposed to a one-day event, the dates of the Zombie Run this year will be extended to cover a two-week period, with participants encouraged to run their respective races at a time of their choosing over the course of the two weeks and submit their times to race organizers virtually. As in past years, runners are encouraged to wear costumes while racing and are welcome to send in photos of themselves to take part in the run’s costume contest and to be used as part of the virtual celebration at the end of the two weeks.
Important School Fundraiser
This much anticipated event, which drew 690 runners in 2019, is an important source of revenue for local schools. In 2019, the race raised over $30,000 for local schools. Proceeds collected from the 2020 race will benefit Hyattsville Elementary School and other local schools, and will help with the purchase of technology, art and classroom supplies, teachers appreciation efforts, and more.
(Meet the fine folks of the HES PTA Board (from top, left to right): President: Jess Port (Gabe, rising 2nd grader); Vice President: Kristen Wares (Tess, rising 2nd grader); Vice President: Debbie Van Camp (Will, rising 1st grader); Treasurer: Kat Schooley (pictured with Jordan, rising kindergartener); and Secretary: Marianella Youhouse (Joey, rising 2nd grader).)
Supporting Route 1 Businesses
The Zombie Run seeks to bring the community together not only to support local schools, but also to highlight the local businesses that have become an integral part of the race. Recognizing the financial toll the pandemic has taken on some local businesses, Zombie Run organizers are working with 2019 sponsors to explore other potential ways to collaborate to support both local businesses and community schools.
Register for Hyattsville Zombie Run Today!
Check out pics from past year’s Zombie Runs here.