Heroes, zombies run to raise funds for charitable causes

Posted at 10:59 PM, Oct 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-26 00:59:01-04

SALT LAKE CITY – An event held Saturday allowed hundreds of people to suit up as their favorite superhero or embrace the zombie look while raising money for charitable causes.

Salt Lake Comic Con’s The Hero Dash & Scare Out Polio Super Hero & Zombie 5K raised funds for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Underground Railroad and Utah Rotary To End Polio Now.

The event at Liberty Park featured a 5K, a concert and plenty of folks in costume.

Dan Farr, Founder of Salt Lake Comic Con spoke about the work being done by one of the beneficiaries of the fundraiser.

"They're going to other countries where there are kids that are trapped in the sex trade industry, and the Operation Underground Railroad takes a group of Navy Seals in, and whether by force or through stings or whatever, they're able to bring people out of that."

See the video above for footage from the event.

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