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The zombies are back

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Volunteer circle up in Crazy Woman Square to receive their posts

Volunteer circle up in Crazy Woman Square to receive their posts for the zombie run on Tuesday evening. The volunteers helped to block traffic during the race so the runners could safely move through town.

The annual back to school Zombie Run was held once again this year in its normal form. After a year with some slight changes last summer due to COVID-19, the zombie run returned to its starting place in Crazy Woman Square. Students and parents alike joined together to run around town, dodging the the water balloons and silly string found at the zombie stations. 

Lexi Rule throws a water balloon at passing runners at the first zombie station

Lexi Rule throws a water balloon at passing runners at the first zombie station of the run on Tuesday evening. Rule will be a senior this year and was one of the many high school students volunteering to stand in as a zombie during the run.

Zombie Lucas Peterson shoots silly string at passing runners as the final runners

Zombie Lucas Peterson shoots silly string at passing runners as the final runners in the group begin to make their way through the zombie patch on Tuesday evening. The zombies were spread in sections throughout the run to keep the runners energized and cooled off with the many water balloons they brought.

Jay Hahn passed through the sheep and into the lane

Jay Hahn passed through the sheep and into the lane leading to the finish line on Tuesday evening. Hahn was the first runner across the line although quickly followed by the second runner Oak Hodgens.

Silly string and broken water balloons covered the ground

Silly string and broken water balloons covered the ground in the ally behind the banks on Tuesday evening. The zombies still had balloons and silly string left after the runners passed through so they went and joined the last zombie station on the run to help.

The annual zombie run was back on it’s normal path this year

The annual zombie run was back on it’s normal path this year as the race began and ended in Crazy Woman Square on Tuesday evening. The run was co-sponsored by different groups and involved hidden groups of zombies spread along both the mile and 5K routes equipped with silly string, water balloons and excitement to steal flags.

Brynlee Carter, 9, and her sister Kinlee, 7, sit on two of the sheep statues

From left, Brynlee Carter, 9, and her sister Kinlee, 7, sit on two of the sheep statues at the front of Crazy Woman Square on Tuesday evening. The pair didn’t run the race themselves but came to watch and play on the sheep with their friends.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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