Rotary’s Zombie 5K Run/1-Mile Walk will begin at the Veterans Memorial Park located in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Registration is $25 to run or walk. Be one of the first to register and receive a free “Get Zombified” t-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at Whitesburg ARH, Community Trust Bank, or Whitaker Bank locations throughout Letcher County, or you can register on the day of the race.
Awards will be given in each category, with prize drawings for participants after the race including two tickets to Dollywood, with a grand prize drawing of two University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee football tickets for the Oct. 31 game, along with a parking pass and two passes for the pre-game Big Blue Zone hospitality tent.
The children’s Little Engine Run will begin at 4 p.m., same date, same location, with registration on the day of the event. Registration fee for children ages 5-9 is $5, those under 5 years of age is free. A bicycle will be given away to one participant of the Little Engine Run. A Halloween treat will be given to all children who participate and a Zombie dance for the children will follow the Little Engine Run. You can also register your child for the Imagination Library that evening and each child registered will receive a free book. The Shriners will be selling hotdogs and drinks. Come dressed as a Zombie, in your Halloween costume, or favorite running clothes, and have some fun. For more information, contact Margaret Hammonds at 633-8200 or Reed Caudill at 633-0161 or visit. All proceeds benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Letcher County, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Whitesburg.