By KIT SLACK  Actually, they came on Saturday, Oct. 16, and ran all through the town.  Now they are gone, local schools are the richer, and a bunch of tired kiddos slept well on Saturday night.

All photos by Kyle Heflinger, who is an intern with the Hyattsville Life & Times.

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Looking hungry!
Looking hungry!
School board member Pamela Boozer-Strother encourages the racers.
School board member Pamela Boozer-Strother encourages the racers.
Mayor Ward says ready, set, go!
Mayor Ward says ready, set, go!
And they're off!
And they're off!
Girls on the run!
Girls on the run!
Go Croco-Zombie!
Go Croco-Zombie!
Zombie robot and friends.
Zombie robot and friends.
Somebody needs her Zombie daddy.
Somebody needs her Zombie daddy.
What a beautiful family!
What a beautiful family!
A knight in sweaty armor finishes, unhorsed.
A knight in sweaty armor finishes, unhorsed.
This rider hangs onto her seat!
This rider hangs onto her seat!
Another strong finish!
Another strong finish!
The cheering section.
The cheering section.
Police dog joins the run.
Police dog joins the run.
Don't spill the coffee. . .
Don't spill the coffee. . .
Cutest frog on the course.
Cutest frog on the course.
If you build it, they will run. . .
If you build it, they will run. . .
Bat-zombie and family.
Bat-zombie and family.
Zombie feet don't touch the ground.
Zombie feet don't touch the ground.
Finishing in style with a smile!
Finishing in style with a smile!
Well-deserved treats at the finish.
Well-deserved treats at the finish.
That lion looks courageous to me!
That lion looks courageous to me!
The annual
The annual "Zombie Run", 2021. in Hyattsville, Maryland on Oct. 16, 2021.