It’s a race for survival at the 5k Zombie Run

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Brave souls across the country are preparing to lace up their running shoes and take part in the country’s most fiendish 5k obstacle trail in aid of Autism NI.

Hosted by The Jungle Outdoor Adventure Centre in Moneymore, the charity zombie run will take place on Sunday, October 11 and will challenge participants to complete a daring 5k obstacle trail while being chased by blood thirsty zombies.

Each mortal will start the race with three lives and will be given the task of completing the zombie infested obstacle course with all lives intact.

Participants will have to dodge, duck, dive and climb their way through mud traps, past paint balling zombies and across two new lake obstacles to get to the finish line.

Ahead of the charity event, The Jungle’s hungry zombies will be invading Ballymena on Sunday, September 20 to recruit willing participants for the terrifically twisted run.

Owner of The Jungle Adventure Centre, Robert Carmichael, said: “This is the third year we will have hosted the legendary Zombie Run which seems to increase in popularity each year.

“Runners have to face hills, mud, obstacles, water, and of course zombies.

“This year, we want the Zombie Run to be bigger and scarier than ever so we’re sending our zombies out onto the streets of Northern Ireland every weekend in September to recruit ‘fresh blood.’

“Those who spot the Jungle zombies are being encouraged to snap a selfie using the hashtag #thejunglefrightnight2015 and post it to the Jungle’s Facebook page for a chance to win access all areas tickets to The Jungle’s Fright Night.”

Registration for the event is now open via thejungleni.com and costs £25 per person, in aid of Autism NI.