Zombies & War 

5K Creep, Rally & Meet Matheson

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If you’d rather spend this fine fall weekend being chased by the undead than raking leaves, you won’t want to miss the Zombie 5K, with proceeds going to help a local teen in need of a kidney transplant. Sunday, join local peace activists rallying downtown against the United States’ costly war machine. Later, attend a meet-the-candidate radio interview with Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

Zombie 5K/1-Mile Creep & Crawl
Saturday, Oct. 6
Conley Tucker is a 17-year-old Riverton High student in need of a kidney transplant and help offsetting the expense of a surgery that will cost as much as $500,000. In Tucker’s honor, a race befitting the spooky season will be held where you can prep for the zombie apocalypse and help a good cause with your $20 ($15 for students) registration. Human racers get a one-minute head start before the zombie pursuers join the race. Daybreak Community Center, 4544 Harvest Moon Drive, South Jordan, 801-656-7547, Oct. 6, registration 4 p.m.; race at 5 p.m., COTAForConleyT.com

Anti-War Rally
Sunday, Oct. 7
Eleven years ago, the United States began its war with Afghanistan, a campaign called Operation Enduring Freedom. This weekend, local peace activists are calling out the campaign as an enduring occupation that needs to end now. On Sunday, hear talks from groups like the Utah Anti-War Coalition and Utah Veterans for Peace and learn more about fighting locally for peace in the world. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m., UtahAgainstWar.org

Meet the Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District: Jim Matheson
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Utah’s lone Democratic representative in Washington, D.C., is on the ropes, according to the latest poll, which shows his opponent, Republican Mia Love, up by 6 percentage points. Check out this forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics to hear Matheson make a case for re-election. Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu

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