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By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s first zombie run was held in FDR Park in South Philadelphia Sunday.

By using make-up artists and the theatrical zombie theme, the 4,5000 runners taking part in the sold-out 5K event where they run as either zombies or living zombie prey.

Spokesperson Allysia Allan said the purpose is to have fun and help veteran charities through an organization known as Active Heroes.

After the relatively short run, people prepared to dance, eat, drink, and party.

The zombie run is held in 16 cities nationwide.

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