M.G.C.C.C. Holds Zombie 5K Run in Perkinston

In most zombie movies, you see people running away from zombies, but Thursday night, zombies and humans were running side by side. The Zombie 5K Run Thursday night at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (M.G.C.C.C.) in Perkinston was a spooky way to raise money for a good cause.

Halloween is Friday, and the ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and spooks are already coming out, but zombies were the issue Thursday night at M.G.C.C.C.’s Zombie 5K Run. Caroline Ramagos, Vice President of Advancement and Institutional Relations at M.G.C.C.C., says, "We’ve got over 160 runners here and lots of zombies on the course. Over 15 different student organizations have dressed up in their zombie attire."

Zombies on the course weren’t the only problem. Many of the runners also wore costumes, which may have lead to some zombie on zombie violence. Megan Scarbrough, an M.G.C.C.C. student, says, "I’ve always loved zombies, always loved scary things and scary movies, so I decided to dress like a zombie today."

Catherine Alls, a mom, says, "Hopefully we will attack a whole bunch of zombies and we will win the race."

The many great costumes made the costume contest harder for the judges, but one little ghoul took home first place. Thursday night’s proceeds go to a good cause because with all the zombies on the course, some of the runners may not make it back. Ramagos also says, "All the runners are trying to get though the course without getting their flags snagged off, and if they get snagged off, I guess they’re going to be a zombie too.”

It was a scary run, but with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it was worth it. Even 90s pop stars came out for the race and felt good about their chances.

Kelly Rayburn, a pediatric nurse and M.G.C.C.C. alumnus, closes, "We’re going to run until the world ends. Oh wait, I think it already has, but I’m going to be very lucky and they’re not going to get a piece of me."

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