A dedicated group of community volunteers came together this week to organize the ‘First Annual Six Nations Zombie 3k Race/Walk’.
This unique race will see runners collect sponsored donations and then run a three kilometer course where they will be chased by costumed zombies. It will be held at Chiefswood Park on October 4th.
All proceeds will go towards the Johnson family to fund “Teiehkwa’s Journey” and there is a great need for volunteers who wish to dress as the zombie cast.
Teiehkwa’s aunty Connie Johnson told the Two Row Times why she decided to rally together friends to start a fundraiser “I just felt it in my bones. I needed to do something. This is just one step starting with this fundraiser to help Jada and her family financially but we can continue this year after year and focus on cancer prevention. We got to look out for one another.”
The race is shaping up to be the best event in the territory this season; including DJ’d tunes, food sales, and awesome race swag with the slogan “No One Fights Alone” – an expression that sends a clear message that the Six Nations community is ready to lend a helping hand to any family in need, especially when it comes to our children.
Johnson said, “People can either run or walk the trail at Chiefswood with some obstacles. We encourage teams to enter because the chance of entering as a team has a better survival rate to finish the race.” Runners and walkers will be given two flags known as “lives”. In order to completely finish the race you must have at least 1 flag remaining. There will be prizes for best costume and the team/individual who raises the most funds.
The committee is still looking for volunteers and business who wish to make a donation towards the costs of putting on the race or towards Teiehkwa’s Journey. To volunteer to be a helper/zombie you can email Connie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Six Nations Zombie Run Facebook page at facebook.com/sixnationszombierun for event details.