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Friday, August 16, 2013

Zombie Run

Hot Springs Village is hosting a special weekend for the outdoor enthusiast, headlined by the first annual “Zombie” Dusk Scare 4-mile competitive run, set for Saturday, Nov. 2.

This competitive run, presented by Village Home Center, begins at 2:30 p.m. from Cortez Pavilion on Hernando Trail West. It is a challenging trail with lots of natural beauty. Participants walk or run this secluded tree-lined trail while trying to avoid killer Zombies, who are tasked with snatching participants’ life flags. (Life or health flags are worn on belts similar to those used in flag football). Runners try to stay one step ahead and keep their life lines intact. However, this is a competitive run; the winner will be declared on his/her performance time regardless of the number of life lines stolen during the event. (No one is disqualified even if ALL of his/her life lines end up in the hands of Zombies.) Walkers may participate for fun; but walking is not a competitive event.

The 4-Mile Run is managed by DLT Events of Arkadelphia, with support from and in benefit of Teen Challenge of Arkansas, a non-profit organization. Please note that both runners and walkers MUST register. Only registered participants will be allowed on the trail during the event. Registration begins in early September at

Even if you don’t want to race, other fun trail events will be held throughout the day. These include:

·       Bird Watching Eco Walk, 8:00 a.m., Magellan Beaver Dam Trail
·       Geocaching Walk, 9:00 a.m., Cedar Creek Trail
·       Cycling Fun Tour (not a race), 9:00 a.m., Hernando Trail East
·       Dog Costume Parade, 10:00 a.m., DeSoto Spillway Trail, Registration Required
·       Golf Cart Halloween Decoration Contest, 10:00 a.m., Balboa Spillway Trail, Registration Required
·       Segway Trail Ride, 11:00 a.m., DeSoto Marina Trail, Registration Required
·       Open House, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to request a personal tour of homes at

Visit in September for registration information.

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Village Home Center, which is holding a Grand Re-Opening over Labor Day weekend, Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2. There will be food, prizes, vendors and demonstrations. 

Other important sponsors include Sam’s Club, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Hot Springs Village Cards, Segway of Arkansas, Central Arkansas Woodturners, Hot Springs Village Woodworkers, Teen Challenge of Arkansas, Backspin Seating, Photography by Renee and chas brunk | design and HSV Rentals. Receive a 10 percent discount Nov. 1-3 on rentals from HSV

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