There are only so many fair-weather weekends available in summer, especially for Canadians. So it’s a tough call sometimes when we northerners are making our seasonal plans. When I was penning events into our calendar this year, the Zombie Survivor race in Cochrane, Alberta, didn’t make the cut.
Nevertheless I’m a tiny bit jealous of those who did make the trek last Saturday, all those runners who risked their brains just for the thrill of dodging the undead. The idea is you dash along a five-kilometre route over uneven terrain and around obstacles, while loads of people dressed up as zombies lurch after you. You ask me about my idea of a good time, and it’s all packaged up right there.
What does any of this have to do with good deeds? Part of the event’s proceeds were slated for donation to Kids Cancer Care, a charity that supports families coping with childhood cancer. They didn’t have to, but they did. So it proves that even zombies have hearts (albeit slowly rotting ones).