About the Race

Kick off the Halloween season with a zombie invasion! Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for our first ever Zombie 5k Run, 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake! The run will begin at 8:30am and the walk will begin at 9:30am. Registration fee is $35.00 per participant.

Runners will enjoy a challenging course, with prizes and awards being given to the top runners. A family-friendly second heat will also be available for walkers. All are welcome to stay afterwards to celebrate with a Monster Mash party full of face painting, pumpkin decorating and costume contests.

All runners/walkers are encouraged to register prior to the event; limited day of registration will be available. 


          Raising Additional Funds

 Home of the Sparrow challenges you to raise funds and awareness for homeless women and children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois! Once you have registered for the run or walk, you will have the opportunity to customize your own fundraising page. If each participant raises $150.00, we’ll be able to reach our goal of $20,000.00. The first 100 participants to reach this goal will receive a free Zombie Run/Walk T-shirt!

       Raising funds is easy and rewarding!

Each donation you collect, whether $1.00 or $100.00, will make a difference in the lives of the women and children we serve. All funds raised will go directly to our shelter, programs and services. Your support provides educational programs, financial management, parenting support, children’s services, and much, much more. Plus, it’s easy! After you customized your fundraising page, you’ll be able to share it on social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter, and send it out in email blasts to your family and friends! Cash and check donations can all be made off of the website and turned in during packet pickup or at race day.


We’re currently in need for volunteers for our Zombie Run/Walk! We’re looking to fill spots for check-in, t-shirt sales, finish line, water stations, course directors, face painting, Monster Mash party and of course ZOMBIES! For more information, click the link below!

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Date(s) - 10/05/2013
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Three Oaks Recreation Area