Inaugural zombie run rages through downtown Mobile as a zombie craze develops

Inaugural zombie run rages through downtown Mobile as a zombie craze develops ...

It was a pleasant night to walk, slurch, or scour through downtown Mobile, and an inaugural zombie run drew dozens of people to do just that on Saturday.

The Mobile Midnight Maskers event, which was the group's first, received a lot of support. Julie Carter, ringleader, said, This is our first year. We are a brand new Halloween and Mardi Gras organization and we have our first ball of the season, said DeMille.

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The ball is actually going to be held next weekend. Carter said there were 250 people who registered for the one-mile zombie fun run in advance, and she was anticipating another hundred or so at late registration. According to the large crowd at the registration table outside Braided River Brewing, this seemed plausible.

Carter stated that the run helped three charities: Dance Without Limits, a nonprofit offering dance lessons to special-needs students and adults; Celisses School of the Equestrian Arts; and Lifelines Counseling.

Before the run, Dance Without Limits director Kerrie Benson led about 20 participants through a brief choreography. The group then performed a routine to Michael Jacksons Thriller for onlookers.

The event overlapped with the Dauphin Street Beer Festival, which had been rescheduled from its usual August date due to the high COVID caseload in late summer.

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