Genesee Valley Park in Rochester resembled a zombie apocalypse Saturday morning as hundreds of people took part in rUNDEAD 5K.
The State Police and Special Olympics teamed up for the run to raise money
for the Special Olympics.
The unique event featured a challenging 5K trail run where people dressed as zombies were obstacles.
Each runner started the race with a flag belt with three flags which represented his or her lifelines.
"As the runners are completing the course, they're going to be trying to not get their flags stolen by the zombies. All of the individuals here that have paid to be zombie participants have had a professional zombie make-over by a group called Terror Technologies. It's all part of the package: not getting eaten by the zombies and having a great time," said Mike Crisona, Associate Director of Development at Special Olympics New York.
The rUNDEAD 5K raised more than $15,000 for the Special Olympics during the event.