It's time to act out your Walking Dead fantasies and join the rest of Brisbane in the Brisbane Zombie Walk on Sunday 6 October 2013 at the RNA Showgrounds in Fortitude Valley. So gather all your zombie friends, dress up in terrifying zombie costumes, cover your hands and faces in red paint and lurk the streets of Brisbane. You will shock, scare or surprise the innocent public (just don't eat them).
Associated with the Brain Foundation of Australia since 2009, Brisbane Zombie Walk aims to increase knowledge and funds for world-class research of neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. Founded in 1970, the Brain Foundation sponsors cutting-edge projects with the purpose of advancing diagnoses, treatment and patient results. Without any government funding, it relies on the generous individuals, corporate donors and bequests.
From just over 5000 participants in the Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2009, to 10,000 in 2010 raising $13,000, to more than 20,000 participants in 2011 with over $24,000 raised, this annual fundraising event has proven to be a success. 2012 saw the largest and the most successful Zombie Walk in the world with the event taking a whole new direction by an inclusion of a full music festival. As a result, over $55,000 for the Brain Foundation was raised. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
This year, the frightening world of freaks, ghouls, zombie clowns and undead mutants will be celebrated at the 'Carnival of the Dead', the theme for this year. With awesome live entertainment and events lined up throughout the day with music, make up, markets and movies, this year's event promises to be even more exciting and more dramatic.
You can be at the RNA Showgrounds as early as 10am to avoid lining up and the Zombie Walk starts at 3pm. From the Showgrounds, you'll amble your way through the city and back again, where there will be some serious zombie partying. Be prepared to fist pump your rotting arms to performers including Zombie Apocalypse Theory, The Bloodpoets, LeSuits and The Cassingles, till the conclusion of the event at 9pm.
Tickets to this terrifying event are just $10 per person or $25 per family (maximum of 4). Zombies under 6 years old are free and tickets can be purchased here. If you would also like to help raise money, see their website for more information.
What better way to fundraise than to fundraise while providing entertainment to the public? This event is fun, delightful, thrilling and it's for an excellent cause. So gather your troops, register and start fundraising.