Zombies to invade GSU

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  • HvZ in collaboration with GSU’s Wellness Center are organizing the Zombie Run.Photo by: Brandon Warnock

Erika Richards


This Saturday Friday, runners and walkers alike can have zombies chase them for a good cause as Georgia Southern University Human vs. Zombies (HvZ) and the University Wellness Program collaborate for the first ever “Zombie Run.”

The run kicks off GSU Wellness Program’s Well-I-Am Week. The run will start at 5:30 p.m. at the RAC on Saturday. The HvZ Organization has teamed up with the Wellness Program to help promote the event with its annual, campus-wide Humans vs. Zombies game.

“I’m excited to see our organization working with the Wellness Program. We are excited to be working on such a large event on campus,” Meagan Noel, HvZ member and senior biology major, said.

The event will consist of an untimed mile run in which human contestants are given three flags and must make their way around the track without falling prey to zombies who are trying to steal their flags. They will also be passing out free t-shirts at the end of the run.

“The run gives people who don’t usually work out a chance to go out and get some exercise for a good cause,” Chris Efferth, HvZ member and junior biology major, said.

Well-I-Am week takes place from Oct. 7-11. The week will consist of a variety of events held at various locations on campus.

The week will also include a seminar giving advice on stress control at the Williams Center, a showing of the movie “Pariah” at the Russell Union, a unique Pilates class at the RAC, an HIV screening at the Health Service Center a flu clinic and many other events.

“The run is important because it offers something different and fun. The key to getting students involved is to offer new things,” Michele Martin, University Wellness Program director, said.

Theatre South will be present at the event to provide the makeup for the zombies. GSU ROTC will also be present to guide the remaining humans at the end of the race.

Following the run, there will be an Apocalypse party, which will include a DJ, games, food, music and prizes.

Volunteers and participants will be able to register for free on the day of the event.