ZOMBIES intent on infecting others with a deadly virus will soon be on the rampage in Northwich.

A breakout is expected on the evening of Saturday, October 15 – not long before Halloween – with would-be survivors attempting to escape from a flesh-eating mob in Northwich’s Marbury Country Park.

Even children as young as 10 could be running for their lives from the savage monsters.

Sources say the zombies – all aged 16 or above - will be located at strategic points along a 5km escape route to terrify potential victims in the dark.

Many of the zombies will be working in packs to inflict as much misery as possible, trying to mark those trying to escape with a blood-spattered hand print.

A zombie makeover transformation area and special effects will create an unforgettable experience for everyone, whether they live or become one of the undead. There will be two escape routes, one for youngsters aged 10 to 15 and another for those aged 16 and above.

Whatever the outcome, there’ll be a Zombie Survival party afterwards, with hot and cold food, a bar and music.

The more people in your team, the cheaper it is per person.

For more information and to sign up for an evening of fun/terror - and help to preserve the human race - visit zombiesurvivalrun.co.uk.

Don’t forget a head torch!

Freebird Events is one of the UK’s leading triathlon and adventure-challenge event organisers with more than 50,000 participants taking part in events since its launch in 2007. Founded and led by York-born brothers Peter and Paul Mathieson, Freebird Events offer 10 triathlons across Yorkshire as well as Zombie Survival Runs in Cheshire and Yorkshire.

Next summer they will also be organising a national championship event and a world championship qualifying event in Ripon, Yorkshire. Since the 1980s Peter and Paul have competed in triathlons and duathlons around the world at all distances, from sprint distance to Ironman.

They are both qualified triathlon coaches and referees and are also qualified in event safety management and traffic management.