Preferred Family Healthcare to host Zombie Apocalypse 5K

If you're looking to spend your Saturday running from zombies, then the Zombie Apocalypse 5K is an activity for you.

Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville is hosting the 5K run and walk Saturday morning. The purpose is to bring awareness to the use and abuse of prescription drugs.

Your goal is to escape the drug-enraged zombies in a competitive run or leisurely walk. All of the proceeds raised during the 5K will go towards drug awareness events to benefit Kirksville and the surrounding communities. A number of make-up artists will be on hand at the event, helping to dress up and prepare the zombies.

"We have several zombies ready to go. Our makeup artists are working very hard to make our zombies as real as possible," said Justin McDermott, of Preferred Family Healthcare.

It's not too late to register for the Zombie Apocalypse 5K. The event begins at 10am. Check in will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with a $20 registration fee. The race will kick off at Preferred Family Healthcare on LaHarpe Street in Kirksville.