Mathew Michaluk takes a break on one of the course obstacles that will challenge Zombie Run participants on Saturday.
The executive director of Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon is making a desperate plea to whoever stole the organization’s "Zombie" banner this past weekend.
Work crews were out in force recently preparing the pathways for this weekend’s Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon “Run to Survive ... Dead or Alive” Zombie Run at Turtle Crossing. Volunteers test out one of the tire obstacles featured in the event, which will be held on Saturday. (SUBMITTED)
"It was an awesome sign," said Carla Davidson about a banner that promoted the organization’s first-ever Zombie Run, which is set for Saturday at Turtle Crossing.
A group of volunteers erected the sign this past Thursday.
"It was only up no longer than 48 hours," Davidson said.
The stolen sign is a tough blow to the event, as Davidson said it’s the first five-kilometre run and the banner was critical to letting people know about the event.
"For the people that might not hear about it, it was really nice to have a sign that they could see when they drove past," Davidson said.
"It’s very discouraging because we can’t afford another sign and we have a very small budget," adding that the banner was almost completely donated by Off the Wall Signs in Brandon.
Davidson said the organization hasn’t filled out a police report yet and is hoping that the person or persons who stole the banner find it in their heart to drop it off somewhere for the group to find.
Anyone with any information regarding the banner or anyone wanting to sign up for the run is asked to call 204-727-1787.
The unique and fun event will have obstacles, mud, water and zombies challenging all who take it on.
Sign on to be a zombie or a runner. Zombies must have their own clothes, but if they think they don’t look zombie enough, that can be fixed for a small additional charge.
Zombies don’t run the course, but will be placed in a section and will try to steal one of a runner’s three flags. Runners must try to complete the five-kilometre course with at least one flag still attached.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 4, 2013