Residents cowering in their homes with news of zombies in their quiet neighborhood last Saturday actually had nothing to worry about. They were just kids and some adults in makeup and costume.
It was all part of a fun morning on Oct. 19, where zombies tried to grab flags from runners and walkers during a 5k jaunt up Hotchkiss Avenue, Cedar Drive and 3400 Road.
The Zombie Run/Walk 5k was organized by the Town of Hotchkiss, which was represented by Mayor Wendell Koontz and his dog, and Hotchkiss K-8 School. Principal Carrie Coats was a zombie! There were 106 participants. Adults paid a $15 fee and students $10. There were 19 zombies.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Hotchkiss K-8 School Student Activities Fund.
The overall male winner was Hunter Thompson, 7, of Hotchkiss with a time of 24:37. The overall female winner was Rachel DePuy, 35, of Hotchkiss with a time of 26:41.
Zombie Jesus Macias of Hotchkiss grabbed 33 flags to win first place for most flags. Second place was a tie between Garrett Morgan and Sabrina Greer of Paonia, each with 25 flags.
Best zombie costume for those under 18 years of age was awarded to Charlie Miller of Hotchkiss. The best zombie costume for someone 18 and older was won by Amanda Pipher of Crawford.
The best costume runner under 18 was Alyssa Dawes of Hotchkiss who came as Bat Girl. The best costume runner over 18 was Anna Smith of Crawford who came as a runaway bride.
Sponsors for this year's race included Sparks Welding and Fabrication, Weekender Sports, Bowie Resources, Pack Shack, Hotchkiss Automotive, Kristian Hill physical therapist, Tribble and Sons Construction, LLC and TerraVision Contracting Group.blog comments powered by Disqus