Zombies on the trail of Rawtenstall runners

Zombies on the trail of Rawtenstall runners

Zombies on the trail of Rawtenstall runners

First published in News

SOMETHING wicked this way comes in October....when blood-thirsty zombies will be hunting down runners through the forest in Rawtenstall.

Dozens of the undead are set to be pursued by soldiers across a 5k obstacle course starting at Marl Pits Leisure Centre on Saturday, October 25.

I Love Rossendale, a social enterprise that aims to bring tourism to the Valley, is seeking hundreds of people to take part in its Run of the Living Dead in the hopes of a making a dance routine to the Michael Jackson song Thriller. The team hope the video will go viral and that people will raise sponsorship for Ross-endale Hospice.

Organiser Andrew Thomas said the fun run, from 9am to 10pm, which will also feature scary-themed food, drink, and a DJ, was inspired by his love of horror films and video games.

He said: “Rossendale is the perfect place to hold it because of the open spaces and claustrophobic forested areas, especially in and around Marl Pits. It will be a spectacular and spooky obstacle course.

“Even the buildings in the Valley look gothic. So it will be scary in the day, but with people dressed as zombies and soldiers and the night-time run, we are hoping to make Rossendale the home of the most unique zombie runs in the UK.

“We’re even hoping to have a few loose zombies in Rawtenstall, walking the streets, and will have actors taking part too. It should be wonderfully gruesome.”

To get involved, register online go to the website at www.runofthelivingdead.co.uk. To keep up to date with the plans, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Run-of-the-Living-Dead.

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9:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

pdb951 says...

Is anything happening in Whitworth as part of I Love Rossendale?
Is anything happening in Whitworth as part of I Love Rossendale? pdb951
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10:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Bellypork says...

What's this **** about?
What's this **** about? Bellypork
  • Score: 2

6:31am Sun 17 Aug 14

Rishylad says...

Is it just me, but whilst I admire the sentiment behind supporting our local hospices, I'm not sure whether the use of the theme "the living dead" is entirely appropriate given the nature of what a hospice actually does. Good luck anyway though...
Is it just me, but whilst I admire the sentiment behind supporting our local hospices, I'm not sure whether the use of the theme "the living dead" is entirely appropriate given the nature of what a hospice actually does. Good luck anyway though... Rishylad
  • Score: 3

11:15am Thu 21 Aug 14

jakeorange158 says...

I read this articel tonight and also in the same edition of the paper the issues with dogging sites in the area!!
I though it would be a good idea that these zombies instead of roaming Marl Pitts woods.....should roam around the dogging sites instead....think that would be problem solved??? If anything i think it would be "dead" funny
I read this articel tonight and also in the same edition of the paper the issues with dogging sites in the area!! I though it would be a good idea that these zombies instead of roaming Marl Pitts woods.....should roam around the dogging sites instead....think that would be problem solved??? If anything i think it would be "dead" funny jakeorange158
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