McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 10, 2013

McAlester Pom to host Zombie 5K fundraiser

From submitted reports
Submitted report

McALESTER — McAlester’s Pom squad will hold a Zombie 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday. The Fun Run will start at 6 p.m. at the corner of 1st Street and Choctaw Avenue, followed by the 5K at 6:30 p.m. at the same spot.

It costs $30 to enter either race. Runners are encouraged to dress like zombies.

Racers in the 5K will start down Choctaw Avenue, turn right at 5th Street and then left Delaware Avenue. They’ll take Delaware all the way to 10th Street, turn right, then race back towards 3rd Street along Creek and Seneca Avenue.

Runners will cross over to 2nd Street at Kiowa Avenue, then turn left at Choctaw Avenue and finish approximately where they started.

Racers can sign up online by either going to or going to, then clicking the link that says “MHS Pom Zombie Run.”

The races will serve as a fundraiser for various Pom squad activities, including the team’s trip to the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Fla., in February.

This will be the first Zombie Run ever organized by McAlester Pom. Assuming no brain-eating takes place, it could become an annual event.