LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- It was a race for your life at the Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool Saturday. Just over 500 runners participated in the second annual Run of the Dead obstacle course.
If the muddy 5K course wasn't tough enough, the zombies made sure to keep the runners on their toes as they tried to get their hands on their flags.
Money raised from the event will benefit the Wilderness Search and Rescue Team.
"If people get lost in the woods, hunters, hikers, stuff like that, they are usually the first responders on site to help find those people. You know, they are a good asset and an awesome asset here too. We've got them set up at safety check points," said Syracuse Kickball Park owner Andrew Cherock.
"We run a couple different programs within our organizations, such as they Hug a Tree program for children, we do hunter safety, hunter awareness programs. We try to get our name out there and also educate people on how not to get lost," said Jeff Mcilroy, Wilderness Search and Rescue Treasurer.
The not-for-profit formed in 1979 and assists in searches in Onondaga County, as well as across the state when needed.