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14th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk

Richmond Zombie Walk
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Benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The 14th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Pre-walk meet up/staging area location at 1pm will be held at Boat Lake at Byrd Park (on Boat Lake Drive) and the actual walk will begin on the sidewalk across the street from the Byrd Theatre (2901 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221) in Carytown immediately after at about 2:30p.

Please arrive in costume.


There are 2 locations
1. 1:00 p.m. – Meet up spot/ Staging area – Boat Lake at Byrd Park (on Boat Lake Drive). This is where we can gather together to go over the rules, collect donations, give out prizes, and take lots and lots of photos.

Plan your rides! This starting point is about 1 mile from the initial meet up spot at Boat Lake at Byrd Park.

2. 2:30-3:00 p.m. – Immediately after that, we’ll head on over to the starting point which is on the sidewalk across the street from the Byrd Theatre in Carytown (2901 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221)

We'll walk down the same side of the street on Cary Street heading west, cross at Nansemond Street, and walk back down Cary street on the otherside all the way down and end at the Byrd Theatre (2908 W Cary St. Richmond, VA 23221)

You can enjoy the shops in Carytown while waiting for the zombie horde to arrive. If you can’t be a zombie, be the food, right?

Our activities benefit The American Cancer Society. We won’t require anyone to make a donation, but if everyone can pitch in $5 each, it will be much appreciated.

Here are the categories we’ll be judging. Prizes will be awarded at the pre-walk meet up.

- Most Disgusting

- Best Couple/Group Theme

- Best Pop Culture Theme (TV/Movie/Comic/Gaming)

- Best Zombie Kid

- 2018 Zombie of the Year (Best Overall)

Send us a message at info@richmondzombiewalk.com for information.



The organizers of the Richmond Zombie Walk will not be held responsible for the actions of the event participants. By attending this event you agree to follow these rules. Your cooperation will ensure that this event continues for years to come.

Any weaponry should be easily discernible as fake
Keep bright obnoxious orange caps on the end of toys guns.
NO REPLICA WEAPONS, the word replica implies “like the real thing”.
NO PAINTBALL OR AIRSOFT GUNS. Not only are they dangerous, they are illegal to use in public areas. These are projectile weapons capable of inflicting serious injury. DO NOT BRING THEM. Police officers will be present. You have been warned.

DO NOT touch anyone/anything (especially storefront windows). NO EXCEPTIONS.

Even though you and I may love this kind of thing there may be others who do not, respect their space and they will respect our celebration. Yes, this means dripping.splattering blood too. keep it to yourself.

As fun as it would be, no part of your costume should squirt or project any liquid or objects

Stay on public property
DO NOT go into stores or other private properties. stick to the sidewalk.

No walking out into the street or traffic
Again a great way to get hurt or arrested, not to mention possibly causing an accident.
Richmond zombies use crosswalks and obey the walk/don’t walk signs. it’s okay to break character to cross safely. Just use what little bit of brains you have left in your head people.

DO NOT attempt to scare anyone who is not a willing participant.
If anyone is freaking out, turn and shamble in the opposite direction.

Stay in character
We know everyone is excited about this, but zombies do not truly have the motor or cognitive abilities to operate a camera or cell phone. We have plenty of people who will be documenting the event, so please try to refrain from taking pictures during the actual walk. There will be time before the walk to take photos and/or vids. also, zombies don’t have conversations or text their friends. They’re dead, they’re all messed up.

No profanities
We will most likely walk by many innocent children during the walk, no need to warp their minds any further than seeing the walking dead already will.
Keep it in character, i’ve never heard a zombie drop the F-bomb.

Walk like a zombie
This is not a speed-walking event, zombies lurch, crawl, limp, slither, etc.
Think more Romero zombie, not “run” zombie except for avoiding traffic. see #2.

Have fun and ham it up!
Come up with a theme and stay in character as much as possible. You’re wearing fake blood and ripped up clothes and walking around moaning in public, doing that louder will not be any more embarrassing.