Twenty people got up at the break of dawn for Saturday morning’s Zombie 5K Run/Walk.
Runners and walkers of all ages were dressed in a variety of costumes ranging from hippies to zombies, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” to Dog the Bounty Hunter.
McPherson Housing Coalition staff member Alana Murphy said that the organization was grateful for the community support.
“It was brisk this morning when they got started,” Murphy said, “but we had 11 preregister and nine day-of registrants. We got a whole gamut of costumes ranging from a pumpkin to roadkill.”
Carlos Guajardo, who took first place in the 5k and won best costume in the adult category, said the event was good family fun.
“This was good local fun,” Guajardo said, “and it’s going to a great cause. I try to take part in these sorts of events whenever I’m able, and next year my kids will be in it.”
McPherson Housing Coalition founding member and executive director Chris Goodson said the turnout was great for the first time.
“We had a lot of fun. Everyone should make sure to come out next year because this will be an annual event,” she said.
All proceeds from the Zombie 5K Run/Walk go to the McPherson Housing Coalition, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the affordable housing needs of McPherson County.