Swift Current's Special Olympics put on their first annual Zombie Run over the weekend, inviting folks to dress up in their best monster costumes.

There were distance options of a one kilometre, two kilometre, and five kilometre routes, with the shortest being sensory-friendly. 

Rachelle Foster, chair of the Special Olympics community executive, said the turnout was much smaller than they anticipated, but came with positive feedback from many of the runners. 

"We had zombies, Batwoman, some square dancers, a Finding Nemo--it was fun," she said. "They said it was a lot of fun, and that was really what we were looking for."

They haven’t tallied the amount of funds raised from the event yet, but are planning to continue it for next year, as well as hosting some other runs throughout the spring. 

"Being that it was the first year, we weren't hoping to make a lot of money we were just hoping to get out name out there," she said. "The point of these events is always that we can have our athletes out and about."