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Photos: Runners evade zombies off Sound Avenue

RACHEL YOUNG FILE PHOTO | Survival Race participants at the first of two 5K races in early May.

The Survival Race hosted a mud-drenched zombie race Saturday in Baiting Hollow.

According to the race rules, participants in the 5K run must elude people dressed as zombies who will try to capture flags worn at the runners’ waists. Racers have a belt with four flags, like in flag football.

And, if the zombies capture all the flags, that runner is out of the race and turns into a zombie.

Runners who “survived” the race were awarded dog tags.

The organizers,  Dean Del Prete, who also owns Cousins Paintball centers in Medford and Riverhead, and race director James Villepigue, also hosted two 5K events at the 4-H camp in early May. The second of those two races was also a zombie race.

Scroll below to check out race photos from social media sites.

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