NU To Debut New ‘Power Path’ With Zombie Run Fundraiser For Special Olympics

In Announcements, by , on October 14th, 2014

In the name of a good cause, Niagara University will turn its new running path into Zombieland for a few hours this Oct. 25.

NU’s campus will serve as the site of rUNDEAD, a 5K dusk run that raises funds for the Athletes of Special Olympics New York. Unlike a typical 5K race, zombies are the obstacles and participants must escape them to “survive.”

It will also be the first event held on the university’s Power Path, a bike and running course developed through an ongoing shared campus beautification initiative with the New York Power Authority.

The run, which is open to the general public, begins at 4 p.m., with registration starting at 2 p.m. at the Kiernan Recreation Center. All ages are welcome to participate as runners or zombies. Makeup experts will be present to transform aspiring zombies into the UNDEAD.

Registration is $25 in advance (using the promo code “eagles”), or $35 on the day of the race, with all funds generated supporting the Special Olympic Athletes in Western New York. All participants will receive an official rUNDEAD T-shirt.

Register today at