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The 16th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk shambles the streets of Carytown on Saturday, beware.

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All the details straight from the zombie’s hungry mouth at RichmondZombieWalk.com. If you plan to attend take the time to check out the rules at that previous link.

The 16th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk benefiting the American Cancer Society (2021)

WHEN
The 16th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk will take place on Saturday, October 30th, 2021.

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 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.

WHERE

//FOR ALL PARTICIPATING ZOMBIES:
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.

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 from the Byrd Theater at 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 other side all the way down and end at the Byrd Theatre (2908 W Cary St. Richmond, VA 23221)

//FOR ALL OTHER HUMANS:
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?

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

– Most Disgusting

– Best Couple

– Best Group

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

–  Best Zombie Kid

– 2020 Zombie of the Year (Best Overall)

VICTIMS
Wanted: Willing victims (people to be turned into the undead in public)

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

Again, stay tuned for upcoming information and details. If you have any questions leave a comment or send us a message.

The 16th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk poster (seen above), illustrated by @abigail_larson , has arrived and will be available on Saturday, October 30, 2021 here in Richmond, Virginia and it’s only $5! And you can scoop up the rest of the past year’s event posters by Abigail (3 for $10). Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Visit RichmondZombieWalk.com for all the gory details.

Photos from the Zombie Walk in 2019 are here.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.