Clemson Staff Senate partners with CLEMSONLiVE, city to host Zombie Run
CLEMSON — Zombies will have people running for their lives when Clemson University’s Staff Senate, CLEMSONLiVE and the city of Clemson team up to host the first-ever Clemson Zombie Run at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Nettles Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund and Helping Hands of Clemson.
Registration for the 4K fun-run and obstacle course is open for both runners and zombies. The fee for runners is $25 in advance. People who want to be zombies can participate for $10 if they do their own makeup and $20 if they want to have a “zombie makeover” done by members of Clemson’s performing arts department. All fees increase by $5 after Oct. 24.
Runners will navigate their way through the obstacles on the course while trying to avoid zombies, who will be trying to grab flags from runners’ belts. The object of the race is for runners to survive with all of their flags intact. The race will not be timed.
The event is free for spectators and will include a free concert with performances by Willy Nilly and Tony Tidwell from 7 to 10 p.m. There will also be a costume contest, and kids can enjoy a fun zone featuring games and prizes. Food from Palmetto Smokehouse and Oyster Bar will be available for purchase.
Because parking at Nettles Park is limited, Clemson Area Transit will run buses from Gold’s Gym in Clemson, 500 Old Greenville Highway, to transport people to the event. Tiger Transit will run shuttles from the Clemson campus with stops at the Hendrix Student Center and the C-1 parking lot.
To register or get more information, go to clemsonzrun.com.