Domestic Violence Awareness Month ends with Zombie 5K

ALAMOSA — On October 28th zombies and runners gathered at Cole Park for Tu Casa’s Zombie 5K and obstacle course to raise money for domestic violence awareness month.

Thanks to contributions from local businesses Tu Casa constructed a course consisting of such obstacles as: don’t look under the bed, balls of feary, and billy goat’s gruff. With help from Steffen’s Plumbing, Sand Dunes Pool, Alamosa Lumber, Rocky Mountain Counseling Group LLC, and many other local businesses Tu Casa was able to construct the obstacles. 

More than 30 runners completed a 5K filled with zombies chasing and scaring them in Halloween spirit. The run began in Cole Park, stretched all the way back to the river trail, and runners ended the race in Cole Park with the obstacle course between them and the finish line. Jayden Morgan, Carmelo Hernandez, and Jared Anderson placed first, second, and third respectively with impressive run times.

With the funds raised from the 5K Tu Casa will purchase Illumacams for local law enforcement to assist in cases involving strangulation – the Illumacams show strangulation marks on victims before bruising sets in, making it easier for law enforcement to hold perpetrators accountable.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault will receive a higher level of care. Tu Casa strives to empower individuals to live healthy lives filled with violence-free relationships. As domestic violence awareness month came to a close, Tu Casa hopes that community members know that this agency is here to help anyone in need of its services, operating a 24-hour hotline open 365 days of the year. Call 719-589-2465.

Caption: Participants got into the spirit during Tu Casa’s Zombie 5K and obstacle course.