THOUSANDS EXPECTED IN GHENT NEIGHBORHOOD FOR
ZOMBIE RACE-CASE FRIDAY NIGHT
Ghent residents are advised of an event scheduled for Friday night, October 22 which is being promoted as a “Zombie Race-Chase” through the residential area north of Princess Anne Road. http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/survive-norfolk-zombie-racechase . A representatives of event called “Survive Norfolk” made a presentation at Monday’s Ghent Neighborhood League meeting to inform the neighborhood of the event and answer resident concerns regarding safety, parking and crowd control. Representatives of the Norfolk Police Department were also in attendance and addressed resident questions and concerns and it was reported that CIty Officials met with organizers on Monday. Organizers said that the number of official “runners” participating in the race will be limited to 1500. According to a news report today the number of those indicating on Facebook that they would attend has swelled to over 7000. http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/thousands-rsvp-zombiethemed-tag-game-norfolk
The event has been described as a combination of adult two handed tag and a race-chase through the neighborhood. The race-chase will begin at 20th and Colonial and the “game ” will be “played” throughout residential streets north of Princess Anne Road to 20th Street. The race-chase will begin at 9pm and end at 11:30pm. As described on the event’s Facebook page, the object of the game is for participants to race to four check points in the neighborhood and make it to the finish line without being “tagged” by a chaser which are referred to as “Zombies”. The “finish line” is at 21st and Ohmuhundro.
During Friday night’s race-chase event, residents should be aware that they can expect to see potentially thousands of participants and spectators in the Ghent area. There will be a partial closure of Colonial Avenue on Friday evening for this event. At the time of posting, no further details have been made available by the City of Norfolk on this or any other street closures.
For additional information about this event, please see the Survive Norfolk Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164287540248944
For additional information about street closures and traffic advisories, please see the City of Norfolk’s website http://www.norfolk.gov/