**UPDATE** – Salt Lake Comic Con Hero Dash changes

Hey, Shadow-folk. I just received an update from Salt Lake Comic Con about the Hero Dash 5k charity event. Details below, but the Hero Dash has teamed up with the Zombie Run to make a huge fundraising event. Like to dress up as a hero? A zombie? Just run? Check it out and support these great causes!


Salt Lake Comic Con’s The Hero Dash Joins Forces With The Utah Rotary’s Zombie Run To End Polio Now 
– Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert declared the week of October 19-25 as End Polio Now Week

SALT LAKE CITY, October 17, 2014 –Salt Lake Comic Con(http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) is pulling off a Halloween hat trick.

Salt Lake Comic Con recently announced The Hero Dash, a five-kilometer (5K) fun run/walk to benefit Operation Underground Railroad and the Huntsman Cancer Institute and today announced today that it is partnering with the Utah Rotary to support its Zombie 5K Run as part of End Polio Now Week.

The Zombie Run is on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Liberty Park in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  Race registration costs $30.00.  Onsite registration begins at 1:00 pm MDT at Liberty Park and the race begins at 2:00 pm MDT.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert declared the week of October 19-25 as End Polio Now Week. During this week the Utah Rotary will celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against polio and rally resources to eradicate polio. The culminating event in the campaign is the Zombie Run on Saturday, October 25th.  After the Zombie Run there will be a Benefit Concert event including guest speakers and a superstar concert featuring Alex Boyé who will also perform at the Liberty Park event. You can also register online now for the 5K Zombie Run and the Alex Boye “Mr. Z” Benefit Concert at 7PM that evening by visiting www.utahrotaryendpolionow.org.

“The Hero Dash is a great fundraising event and the Utah Rotary’s Zombie Run is a great cause too. When we heard about what the Utah Rotary is doing we wanted to find a way to participate in and support this great cause,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.  “We’re happy to partner with the Utah Rotary for this event and work together to help support a great cause.  What would have been two great events is now going to be one epic event that will raise a lot of money and awareness in the fight against polio, cancer research and support Operation Underground Railroad. ”

Registration includes entrance to the run, a The Hero Dash t-shirt, a race bib, car decal and more gear and prizes from race sponsors.  Registration packets can be picked up the day before The Hero Dash and on site.

“This combined effort will be fun for fans and supporters while raising a lot of money and awareness for worthy causes,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  “Salt Lake Comic Con fans are passionate about pop culture, heroes, zombies and supporting good causes and this run will satisfy all these appetites with one event. The combined events will be attended by around 2,000 people all in costumes so everybody should come out and join the fun. There will also be a chance to win tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 events.”

To register online for the run please visit the Salt Lake Comic Con Website. For more information on Salt Lake Comic Con including future event announcements, celebrity guest appearances, cosplay workshops and holiday discounts and various ticket specials visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website at http://saltlakecomiccon.com/.

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