The zombies will walk on schedule for October

Protect your brains! The zombies are coming on October 4.

Protect your brains! The zombies are coming.

Or at least people dressed as zombies for the 2014 Zombie Walk. The walk is happening Oct. 4 from 1 – 5:30 p.m.

Organizers of the event describe it as an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes and make their way around the city streets in a group displaying their zombie guises.

The event is a fundraiser, noted organizer Chad Engelhardt.

“Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank,” he said. “We’ll make sure they get it because Zombies only like flesh and brains.”

The zombies will gather in the parking lot behind Koco Beach on 8th Avenue South between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to prepared. The walk starts at 1:30 pm.

“We are most interested in people to come that are not shy or afraid of really getting into character of being a Zombie,” he said.

The walk is an all ages event. Kids 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. The event is drug and alcohol free.

The route will be the same as the one followed last year.

It begins at the start point behind Koco Beach, follows Baker Street, goes past the skate park and the hoard ends up in Baker Park on 14th Avenue South.

Engelhardt posted a Zombie Walk etiquette on the event’s Facebook page “2014 Zombie Walk Cranbrook, B.C.”

Engelhardt noted that they must be followed to ensure public safety, compliance with the law and to keep future Zombie Walks in the positive realm of public favour.

1: Keep your hands to yourself — Do not under any circumstance wipe, smear, or splatter blood on anything but yourself! It is considered vandalism to deface public & private property with fake blood.

2: Don’t rock cars, climb buses or bang on windows of any kind.

3: Do not litter.

4: Stay on the designated path.

5: Obey all traffic control signs and signals.

6: Do not harass anyone who isn’t enjoying the experience. Not everyone will know what’s going on, or find it as amusing as we will. Don’t touch strangers.

7: No drugs, no alcohol. The Zombie Walk is outside and we don’t want anyone getting arrested for public intoxication.

8: If you see someone else breaking Zombie Walk etiquette politely remind them not to and save them from themselves.

“During the event If you see damage being caused or people being hurt please report to event volunteer’s or security staff,” the etiquette reads.

“Remember the Zombie Walk is a highly documented event. Each individual is responsible for their own actions and behaviour. The Zombie Walk is a community event for the whole family.”