Ghoulish Fun Returns: Project: LEARN’s Third Annual 5K Run for Your Life Zombie Run Coming in October…Let’s Get Ready to Stumble!

August 29, 2014:  Project: LEARN of Medina County is pleased to announce the zombies are returning to Medina County!  Buckeye Woods will be taken over by zombies on Saturday, October 18th at 4pm (new spookier time for 2014!) for a different kind of 5k run. Each registered runner or walker will have 3 flags attached to them. These flags represent “lives.” Runners and walkers will traverse a 5k course through Buckeye Woods but will have to watch out for the zombies who might capture a flag and thus infect the runner. The winners will be the first to cross the finish line with at least one life still intact.  Medals will be awarded to the top finishers.

For those who are not runners (zombies stumble along rather than run) but can get into zombie character, this is your chance.  We welcome zombie brides, zombie cheerleaders, zombie prom dates, celebrity zombies, zombie lawyers, and zombies from all walks (or stumbles) of life!

Executive director of Project: LEARN, Karla Robinson, notes: “Local runners tell us this is one of their favorite events of the year.  Zombies love getting into costume and haunting the course, and the runners have a great time dodging the zombies.  Some of our runners even got into costume last year!”

Registration costs $20 for runners ($25 day of race); $10 for zombies  ($15 if the zombie wants a t-shirt). All proceeds benefit Project: LEARN’s adult and family literacy and tutoring programs in Medina County.  Project: LEARN helps adult students to change their lives by providing free tutoring in reading, math, and English as a second language. 

Runners and zombies can register in advance of October 10th by visiting  On-site registration will be available the day of the event at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road in Medina.    

EVENT:           Project: LEARN’s 3rd Annual Run for Your Life 5K Zombie Run

LOCATION:    Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina

DATE:             Saturday, October 18th, 4:00pm

TIME:              Race time:  4pm; registration opens at 3pm; zombies arrive at 3pm for makeup, 3:30pm for

zombie training


COST:           Runners/walkers:  registration fee is $20; $25 day of race;

Zombies:  $10, $15 if the zombie wants a t-shirt (optional free makeup assistance available)


Contact:           Karla Robinson, Executive Director, Project: LEARN 
105 West Liberty Street
Medina, OH  44256                

330-723-1314 or or visit

If you would like 2013 Zombie Run photos to run with a story, please contact Karla.

(Press contacts on day of event, reach Karla Robinson by cell phone:  330/990-7369)




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