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Zombies invade Oklahoma in October

Zombies will be ready to feed on runners in Oklahoma races this October.
Zombies will be ready to feed on runners in Oklahoma races this October.

It's time to run for your lives, Oklahomans! Zombies are coming, and they'll be all over the state by the end of October. But you can survive the invasion, as long as you have a good pair of running shoes and get your registration in on time.

That's right, we're talking about zombie runs, exciting and fun-filled races enjoyed not only by runners, but by the many zombie volunteers and howling spectators who come out to witness the carnage.

Here are some of the October zombie runs open for registration right now:

Zombie Bolt 5K

Enthusiasm is already at a fever pitch in the Oklahoma City area for the Zombie Bolt 5K. This event, which will be held in Guthrie, Oklahoma on October 4, promises to be one of the area's most popular October attractions. The organizers were slammed with applicants when they opened registration on August 4 for 24 hours only at a discounted price. Keep an eye on the Zombie Bolt Facebook page for more details about when registration will reopen at regular prices.

Thriller at Tenkiller

The Thriller at Tenkiller is held at scenic Lake Tenkiller near Tahlequah, Oklahoma is hosted by the Beta Sigma Phi - Delta Kappa Chapter. This year's event will take place on October 18. Registration is open through September 27 for runners, aptly named, "Survivor Hopefuls," and through October 16 for zombie volunteers and 1 mile fun run participants. A portion of the proceeds from this event go to support local women in their fight against breast cancer.

Witch and Moan

The Witch and Moan race in Tulsa, Oklahoma includes a 1 mile zombie fun run on Tulsa's scenic Turkey Mountain, along with a 5K untimed run complete with monsters, ghosts, and of course, candy! This event will take place on October 26, but sign up early if you hope to participate in the more grueling "Terrifying Turkey" race, which is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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