By KRISSI HUMBARD — Hundreds of runners dressed as zombies, witches, skeletons — and even tacos — walked, ran and stumbled through Hyattsville (zombies aren’t very graceful) to raise money for local schools over the weekend.
The Third Annual Hyattsville Zombie Run took place in Magruder Park and the surrounding neighborhood on Oct. 13. The race is organized by the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA and is a big fundraiser for the elementary school. This year, more racers participated than in the previous years. Like last year, this year’s race offered the opportunity for kids from other schools to raise money for their schools, too.
This year’s race had participants from 15 area schools and raised a total of $6,624.50.

Fundraising Totals
Hyattsville Elementary School: $4,383.50
Hyattsville Middle School: $100
Northwestern High School: $50
Nicholas Orem Middle School: $15
Cesar Chavez Elementary School: $330
University Park Elementary School: $85
Dematha Catholic High School: $5
Glenarden Woods Elementary School: $220
Thomas Stone Elementary: $15
Rosa Parks Elementary: $55
Mount Ranier Elementary School: $725
Dora Kennedy French Immersion School: $30
Robert Goddard Montessori: $411
St. Jerome Academy: $15
Glen Haven Elementary School: $140
No School Specified: $45

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