Cherokee Zombie Run | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Zombie Run

Saturday, October 28 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? If you’re going to try, you’d better run fast! Each runner will start the race with two flags. Finish the race with at least one flag left and you have survived! The fastest male and female runner to cross the finish line with a flag will win a prize! First 75 racers to register will get a T-shirt and swag bag full of coupons and other items.

Don’t want to run but still want to join in the fun? Here is your chance to dress up like a zombie and become a member of our zombie horde, who will chase the runners and try to steal flags (less messy than eating brains)!

Stay after the race to enjoy raffles, a zombie costume contest, and more!

For more information and to register, visit Must be between the ages of 16 and 102 years old on event day to participate. Parking is free.

Early Registration:  $20 until Oct 7, 2017

Preregistration:  $25 from Oct 7-27, 2017

Day-of-Event Registration:  $30 


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Come celebrate the nearing of springtime, mark the beginning of fishing season, honor the elders and enjoy regional entertainment.

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Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the hallowed tradition of Easter, featuring an Easter egg hunt of over 24,000 Easter eggs, fabulous prizes, and the Easter bunny!

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Cherokee Days

Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is co-hosting Cherokee Days in Washington D.C. at the Native American Smithsonian. Join us for a three day event to experience the story of three nations and one Cherokee story.

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