Louisville's 'Zombie Run' to go on, despite Boston tragedy

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Organizers of the The Zombie Run, scheduled for Sunday at Louisville's Iroquois Park, say the 5K will proceed as planned, despite the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 140 others.

According to a press release, a moment of silence for the Boston victims will be observed prior to The Zombie Run's 12:30 p.m. start.

"This is something that hits us very closely," said organizer Andrew Hudis. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families."

Hudis said the Louisville event, which has more than 2,100 registrants, will have "airtight" security which is standard in every city on The Zombie Run tour.

"We have a deep security team that monitors every kilometer of the race," Hudis said. "We're very aware of the situation. We always bring out a huge security team and have live officers on sight. Unfortunately, the nature of convening so many people together always poses a threat. That's why we've always taken security seriously, and why we diligently support a 'No Fake Weapons' policy.

According to The Zombie Run website, people dressed as zombies chase participants along the race course, which is designed like a movie set. The Zombie Run is billed as a "run for your life," but it is not considered a marathon.

For more information and event tickets, visit thezombierun.com.

A similar Zombie Walk was held in Louisville's Highlands neighborhood in August 2012.

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