Charitable Zombies Take Over Fort Adams


It’s well-known that the only way to cure the zombies in your life of their affliction is a quick blow to the head, ending their insatiable appetite for human flesh. But can you really call a headshot a cure? The creators of the Zombies Got Guts 3K adventure race, which takes place at Fort Adams on August 25, came up with a much better kind of cure.

Race participants start the challenge as zombies, with costumes strongly encouraged, and as they complete each one of 10 obstacles successfully, they’ll receive a bit of zombie antidote that will make them human again at the end of the race. Those who finish the race without all 10 pieces of the antidote are doomed to forever roam the earth in search of human brains.


Though zombies aren’t usually considered the most generous of creatures, the ones tackling this obstacle course are doing so in the name of an important local charitable organization. Punks for a Princess was formed after the tragic drowning death of 7-year-old Kaitlyn Ferra. Originally formed to raise money for the Kaitlyn Ferra Memorial Fund, the organization has since evolved to raise money for the A Wish Come True organization, which grants wishes to kids facing life-threatening illnesses, so that more children can benefit from the organization’s events.
PR Director of Punks for a Princess, Bobby Forand, said, “We wanted to plan a summer event so we teamed up with Dave Prata from Hallowed Entertainment and the Zombies Got Guts idea was born. While there are few original ideas anymore, we thought the idea of starting as a zombie and getting a piece of the antidote after completing every obstacle was somewhat unique. After negotiations, Fort Adams offered us their venue and the rest is history. Planning the event has been a worthwhile challenge, but I have loved every minute of it and can’t wait to see everything come to fruition.”

To give your zombie a chance to be cured, preregister him at On-site registration is available, but limited, so preregistration is encouraged. Spectators of all ages can attend, but participant zombies must be at least 18. The event takes place at Fort Adams on August 25 with check-in at 7 am and the first wave of zombies hitting the obstacle course at 9 am.