MEDINA, Ohio - If you where anywhere near Buckeye Woods Park on Sunday, hopefully you avoided being "infected" by a "zombie."
Over 150 runners and 30 "zombies" came out for the second annual 'Run For Your Life 5K Zombie Run' benefiting Project:LEARN of Medina County kicked off around 11 a.m.
Each runner or walker had three flags attached to them. The flags represented "lives". As participants made their way through the course, they had to avoid lurching, stumbling zombies intent on ripping their "lives" away from them.
The zombie costume contest was won by Roxana Rathbun and James Rathbun. The most infectious zombies (the zombies who captured the most life flags from the runners) were Ethan Briggs (100 flags) and Joshua Zackery (46 flags).
The top three male finishers who still had a life flag attached were as follows:
1st Place: John James III, 18:52
2nd Place: Ryan Oleksiak, 19:14
3rd Place: Rodney Hower, 23:30
The top three female finishers were:
1st Place: Kalin Weber, 22:14
2nd Place: Savannah Kole, 22:49
3rd Place: Theresa Wright, 23:04
Top three male/female finishers received medals. All who crossed the finish line, whether dead or undead, received certificates of participation and our thanks for their support of adult literacy tutoring in Medina County.
The Rotary Club, 3M and Second Sole helped sponsor the event.
All proceeds from the 5K go towards Project:LEARN's adult and family literacy and tutoring programs in Medina County. Tutoring is offered in reading, math and English as a second language.
For more information, visit www.projectlearnmedina.org .
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