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Fourth annual Reno Zombie Crawl evolves into larger event, still a cheap night out



On Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 8 p.m. the fourth annual Reno Zombie Crawl will shuffle downtown featuring more bars, more prizes but with the same deep discounts and the same low admission price. For only $5, participants can purchase a commemorative cup and map and receive two and three dollar drink specials at 30 different local taverns, no cover charges and entry into contests ranging from free salon visits to $1,000 cash.

In order to avoid lines, new start locations have been added and cups will be sold before the event. Crawlers will have four choices where to start this year, including CommRow, The Underground, St. James Infirmary and Pioneer Underground located in front of the Pioneer Center for the Arts. Each location will have cups and maps available on the night of the crawl starting at 8 p.m., and a number of locations will be selling cups the week before the crawl as well. Cups will be available for purchase before the crawl at Junkee Clothing Exchange starting Monday, Oct.17.

In addition to the main event, the Reno Zombie Crawl is organizing a massive thriller dance before the crawl at the newly opened CommRow at the corner of Commercial Row and Virginia. An all-ages and alcohol free event, the dance will be part of a worldwide attempt to break the record for number of people performing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at one time. Registration for the dance will start at 6 p.m., and the dance itself will happen at 7 p.m. Practices are currently being held at High Sierra Gymnastics, and details can be found at www.renozombiecrawl.com.

About the Reno Zombie Crawl
What began as an idea to throw a Halloween party in 2008 has grown from 300, to 2,400, then an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 zombies roaming downtown Reno in search of drink specials, prizes and tasty brains. In that time, the Reno Zombie Crawl has donated thousands of dollars to charities to fight disease and support youth programs. This year’s crawl will benefit the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and pump tens of thousands of dollars into local businesses.

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