5K, pa­rade to cel­e­brate Hal­loween

The 5K Dash of the Liv­ing Dead race will oc­cur prior to the Down­ing­town Hal­loween Pa­rade

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff Re­port

DOWN­ING­TOWN >> The streets and parks will be full of cos­tumed par­tic­i­pants Satur­day dur­ing the an­nual Hal­loween pa­rade and 5K Dash of the Liv­ing Dead, pre­sented by the Down­ing­town Main Street As­so­ci­a­tion.

The 5K Dash of the Liv­ing Dead race will take place at 2 p.m. be­fore the 3 p.m. start of the Hal­loween pa­rade.

“This is a great af­ter­noon of fam­ily fun,” Down­ing­town Main Street As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Steve Plaugher said. “I would like to thank all of our vol­un­teers who put in count­less hours to make Down­ing­town such a great place to live, work and play.”

Au­tumn Katzen­moyer, Dash co­or­di­na­tor and Down­ing­town Main Street As­so­ci­a­tion board mem­ber, said the 5K course will be the same as in past years. The route is: Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue to As­ton Av­enue and back to Kerr Park, con­tin­u­ing on the trail to John­son­town Park and then back to the Kerr Park fin­ish line.

“The race is zom­bie themed, and we will have a face painter avail­able for folks,” Katzen­moyer said.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is $35 and $40 on the day of the race. The cost in­cludes a T-shirt and en­trance to the “Un-Dead Af­ter Party” in the park to in­clude food and re­fresh­ments. The Punk Junkies band will per­form at the party. Reg­is­tra­tion de­tails can be found at www. down­ing­town­main­street.com.

Dash of the Liv­ing Dead spon­sors in­clude: Roberts Subaru, P.J. Whe­li­han’s, Bak­ers of Buff­in­g­ton, Vic­tory Brew­ing Co., Hyland Graphic De­sign, Kim­ber­ton Whole Foods, Pulse Beauty Academy, An­thony’s Pizza, Dane Dé­cor, BK Me­dia So­lu­tions, Mascherino Fi-

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