8th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk benefiting the American Cancer Society
The 8th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk will take place on Saturday, October 27th.
FIRST, BEFORE THE ACTUAL EVENT.. there is a pre-walk meet up at Byrd Park (Boat Lake) at 1pm (See map below). Please arrive in costume. Feel free to freshen up your blood and gouges at this time, but you should already be undead beforehand. There we will collect donations for the American Cancer Society, give out prizes, go over the rules for the event and basically get the opportunity to take lots of photos.
THEN, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PRE-WALK MEET UP, the actual event will begin at another location less than a mile away on the sidewalk in front of Kroger on W. Cary Street in Carytown around 2:00-2:30p. (See map below)
This year, as always, we will walk Carytown. And that’s it. You will find that it is exhausting to lumber around just after a few blocks. In previous years some of the locations that we walked based popular suggestions have been “hit or miss”. We loose attendance with each new location, and there is some confusion with our out-of-town undead.
Pre-walk meet up at Byrd Park (Boat Lake) is at 1pm and the actual walk will begin on the sidewalk in front of Kroger on W. Cary Street in Carytown immediately after . (Around 2:00 – 2:30p)
Pre-walk staging area meetup location. (1pm)
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Make sure to arrive at the pre-walk meet up in costume. We can’t leave the place all bloody when we leave.
Start/End location. In front of the Kroger bus stop on Cary St and Nansemond St. (About 2:30p)
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MAKE UP & COSTUME WORKSHOPS
Want to be a zombie, or just look like one? Our highly skilled make-up and costume guys will be able to show you how to make you look the part for the big day. Stay tuned for details.
Here are the categories we’ll be judging. Prizes will be awarded at the pre-walk meet up.
- Most Disgusting
- Best Couple/Group Theme
- Best Pop Culture Theme (TV/Movie/Comic/Gaming)
- Best Zombie Kid
- 2012 Zombie of the Year (Best Overall)
Wanted: Willing victims (people to be turned into the undead in public)
Our activities this year will benefit The American Cancer Society. Again,we won’t require anyone to make a donation, but if everyone can pitch in $5 each, it will be much appreciated. We were able to raise almost $1000 in 2010. An impressive goal that begs to be smashed this year. Let’s do this!
Again, stay tuned for upcoming information and details. If you have any questions leave a comment or send us a message.
ZOMBIES MUST OBEY THESE RULES TO PARTICIPATE.
The organizers of the Richmond Zombie Walk will not be held responsible for the actions of the event participants. By attending this event you agree to follow these rules. Your cooperation will ensure that this event continues for years to come.
1) DO NOT touch anyone/anything (especially storefront windows). NO EXCEPTIONS.
Even though you and I may love this kind of thing there may be others who do not, respect their space and they will respect our celebration. Yes, this means dripping.splattering blood too. keep it to yourself.
2) DO NOT attempt to scare anyone who is not a willing participant.
If anyone is freaking out, turn and shamble in the opposite direction.
3) No walking out into the street or traffic
Again a great way to get hurt or arrested, not to mention possibly causing an accident.
Richmond zombies use crosswalks and obey the walk/don’t walk signs. it’s okay to break character to cross safely. Just use what little bit of brains you have left in your head people.
4) Any weaponry should be easily discernible as fake
Keep bright obnoxious orange caps on the end of toys guns.
NO REPLICA WEAPONS, the word replica implies “like the real thing”.
NO PAINTBALL OR AIRSOFT GUNS. Not only are they dangerous, they are illegal to use in public areas. These are projectile weapons capable of inflicting serious injury. DO NOT BRING THEM. Police officers will be present. You have been warned.
5) As fun as it would be, no part of your costume should squirt or project any liquid or objects
6) No profanities
We will most likely walk by many innocent children during the walk, no need to warp their minds any further than seeing the walking dead already will.
Keep it in character, i’ve never heard a zombie drop the F-bomb.
7) Ham it up!
You’re wearing fake blood and ripped up clothes and walking around moaning in public, doing that louder will not be any more embarrassing.
8) Walk like a zombie
This is not a speed-walking event, zombies lurch, crawl, limp, slither, etc.
Think more Romero zombie, not “run” zombie except for avoiding traffic. see #2.
9 ) Stay in character
We know everyone is excited about this, but zombies do not truly have the motor or cognitive abilities to operate a camera or cell phone. We have plenty of people who will be documenting the event, so please try to refrain from taking pictures during the actual walk. There will be time before the walk to take photos and/or vids. also, zombies don’t have conversations or text their friends. They’re dead, they’re all messed up.
10) Stay on public property
DO NOT go into stores or other private properties. stick to the sidewalk.
11) Have fun
Come up with a theme and stay in character as much as possible. it’s a celebration of a great time of year, moan like you mean it!