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A dead good make-over for Skipton's Zombie Survival
9:00am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
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Zombies are set to invade Skipton this weekend.
More than 1,500 are due to take part in the run-for-your-life Zombie Survival in Aireville Park on Saturday.
And anyone signing up as part of the zombie mob will get a theatrical makeover from the make-up department of Craven College.
The organisers say it will be the largest zombie event of its kind in the country and will be a spectacular experience.
Peter Mathieson, from organisers Freebird Events, said: “To set the scene there will be a special zombie- themed film night at the event village in Aireville Park, Skipton, on Friday night from 7.30pm.
“The Zombie Survival Run will start from the park on Saturday afternoon with ‘survivors’ following an awesome escape route which includes masses of the most fiendish obstacles designed to slow you down and challenge your nerves. The zombies will be hunting in packs and will try to stop you reaching the finish.”
Department head at Craven College Natasha Jordan said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to design and create an array of icon- ic zombie looks for the event.
“With just 30 students and over 100 zombies to make up in in just three hours before the event starts, it is a great opportunity for them to work as a team with professional event organisers in a genre they always enjoy creating in workshops.”
Each competitor is given three lives in the form of tags and everyone who makes it back alive is invited to the Zombie After Party at the event village.
There will be live bands on stage, food and a licensed bar.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get together, have a fun experience and enjoy themselves during the Halloween period,” added Mr Mathieson.
Entry and further details are available at zombie survivalrun.co.uk.
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