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Zombie Run

Photos from El Paso County's first ever "Zombie Run" Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Fox Run Regional Park.

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jordan Meyers, 12, left, and Susan Poust, 12, do a zombie dance before the start of the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Jordan Meyers, 12, left, and Susan Poust, 12, do a zombie dance before the start of the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombie Chrissy Williams of Colorado Springs steals a life flag from a runner while zombie Gennifer Baggott laughs during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombie Chrissy Williams of Colorado Springs steals a life flag from a runner while zombie Gennifer Baggott laughs during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners wait for the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners wait for the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner plays the part of a zombie before the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner plays the part of a zombie before the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A zombee takes a picture of a resting zombie while taking a break at one of the zombie stations on the 3K run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A zombee takes a picture of a resting zombie while taking a break at one of the zombie stations on the 3K run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A zombee celebrates after stealing a runner's life flag during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

A zombee celebrates after stealing a runner's life flag during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Ian Craig, 17, races toward the finish to win the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Ian Craig, 17, races toward the finish to win the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners compete in the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners compete in the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kristen Shepherd, front, and other runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Kristen Shepherd, front, and other runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner has her T-Shirt stamped

A runner has her T-Shirt stamped "infected" after losing all her life flags during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners race through the woods during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners race through the woods during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A zombee walks to her zombie station before the start of the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A zombee walks to her zombie station before the start of the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Jordan Meyers, 12, left, and Susan Poust, 12, do a zombie dance before the start of the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Jordan Meyers, 12, left, and Susan Poust, 12, do a zombie dance before the start of the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombie Chrissy Williams of Colorado Springs steals a life flag from a runner while zombie Gennifer Baggott laughs during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombie Chrissy Williams of Colorado Springs steals a life flag from a runner while zombie Gennifer Baggott laughs during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners wait for the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners wait for the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner plays the part of a zombie before the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner plays the part of a zombie before the start of the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A runner finishes the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A zombee takes a picture of a resting zombie while taking a break at one of the zombie stations on the 3K run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A zombee takes a picture of a resting zombie while taking a break at one of the zombie stations on the 3K run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A zombee celebrates after stealing a runner's life flag during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

A zombee celebrates after stealing a runner's life flag during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Ian Craig, 17, races toward the finish to win the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Ian Craig, 17, races toward the finish to win the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners compete in the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners compete in the 3k zombie run Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Kristen Shepherd, front, and other runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Kristen Shepherd, front, and other runners begin the 5k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner has her T-Shirt stamped

A runner has her T-Shirt stamped "infected" after losing all her life flags during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners race through the woods during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

Runners race through the woods during the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A zombee walks to her zombie station before the start of the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the

A zombee walks to her zombie station before the start of the 3k race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, during the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the

Zombies try to steal the life flags from runners during the 3K race Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the "Be Prepared... Don't be a Zombie" event at Fox Run regional Park. Runners tried to run through zombie stations without losing all their life flag. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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