1st Annual ‘Run For Their Lives’ Zombie Fun Run In Cocoa Village Set For October 30
By Space Coast Daily // September 27, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – On the eve of Halloween, Cocoa Main Street invites all humans and zombies alike to the organization’s first annual “Run for their Lives” Zombie Run.
This unique, family-friendly event is planned as a fundraiser to support Cocoa Main Street’s efforts to achieve economic development through historic preservation in Historic Cocoa Village and will also benefit Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard, a non-profit organization working to support people living with Down Syndrome in Brevard County.
The event is being held on the evening before Halloween, Friday, the 30th of October and all the Zombie-inspired fun will begin at 5:00PM. The event will be held at 4 Harrison Street between Parkside Place and Harrison Field in the beautiful Riverfront Park overlooking the Indian River.
“We were so stoked to bring this event to Cocoa Village. The popularity of Zombie inspired events has definitely increased over the past few years and a number of ‘Zombie Fun Runs’ are being produced across the globe, however we didn’t see anyone in our community planning one… so we decided to do it ourselves. And what better setting to showcase this amazing event, than in Cocoa Village Riverfront Park, overlooking the Indian River. We cannot wait to see Cocoa Village overcome by Zombies for this great cause,” said Ken Wilshire, Executive Director for Cocoa Main Street.
By using the popular Zombie theme, The Zombie Run creates a running narrative on a unique racecourse designed to engage participants in an exhilarating mix of Zombies, and living Zombie “prey”.
Participants must run to safety, while dodging an imaginatively harrowing barrage of apocalyptic carnage. After the run is over, participants and spectators are invited to the Zombie After Party, taking place until 10:00PM along Harrison Street, between Parkside Place and the north end of Riverfront Park.
“Tons of great activities are planned for everyone and we are super thrilled to have Vintage – The Band rock out for us while our party guests eat, drink and Zombie,” says Wilshire.
“Run for their Lives” Zombie Run spectating and admission to the Zombie After Party is Free. For those interested in participating in the Zombie Run, online registration is now available to sign up as a Zombie or Human participant, and those 15 years and under will be free.
Vendors, sponsors, and volunteers are still being sought for this great event, which promises to be an unforgettable one.
Cocoa Main Street is presenting this event to increase awareness of this great downtown Cocoa community and support the efforts of Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard.
The purpose of the Cocoa Main Street program is to continue to enhance our community identity and heritage, foster a center of activity and ensure economic stability for the heart of Cocoa through the concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and economic revitalization.