What could make running in a 5K race even more terrifying? How about running from zombies during the 5K race? Last year, the Hannibal Jaycees brought a fun new event to America's Hometown. The first-ever Zombie Run in Hannibal was a huge success, and it's coming back in 2013! 

This year, the Zombie Run and Pumpkin Run for kids will be on Saturday, October 19. The Zombie Run is a 5K walk/run that will begin at the Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House, at 320 South 3rd Street. It will start at 5 p.m. Early registration will save runners $5. The entry fee is $20 through October 5, then $25 through the day of the race. The Zombie Run is for fun, only. It is not timed and no medals are awarded.

If you would like to sign up, mail entries with a check payable to:

Zombie Run, c/o Hannibal Jaycees

PO Box 484 / Hannibal, MO  63401

For kids 8 and under, a Pumpkin Run will take place just before the start of the Zombie Run, at 4 p.m. Early registration is $15 through October 5, then $20 after October 5. Each pre-registration person will be guaranteed a T-Shirt and Pumpkin for Trick-or-Treating! There will be limited shirts and sizes available on race day