The Zombie Thrill Run 2018 held on Saturday October 27 will be in support of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre.

The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre was established to help rectify mental health issues within Renfrew County, with their primary objective to bring hope and restoration for families and individuals experiencing crisis and to aid them on their journey to wellness. It is a local organization that offers counselling services including, but not limited to; grief and loss, and distress counselling. The centre is an efficient and effective support service that is highly utilized by Pembroke and Area residents, many of whom are our first responders.  That is why The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre has chosen to hold the event in honour of our emergency services; fire, police and paramedic.


The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is not government funded and continues to operate solely on funds raised and donations. This was a consideration in the Zombie Thrill Run Committee’s decision to choose The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre as this year’s benefactor.  We believe that they are a necessary service to maintain in Renfrew County, and that by supporting them, we are genuinely giving back to our community.


In the past five years the “Zombie Thrill Run”, had over 4000 community participants and volunteers raise over $150,000.00 for Breast Cancer Research Carefor’s New mental health wing, and The New Algonquin Trail. We look forward to our new undertaking and are very excited about this community endeavour.

The start & finish lines are located at Algonquin Waterfront College along the Kiwanis walkway


The 2K trick-or-treat family fun run is a fabulous event for the whole family. Children will receive a trick-or-treat bag at the start line sponsored by the Pembroke Mall. There will be trick-or-treat stations set up along the route. Watch out for zombie! All the children in the 2K will receive a finisher metal.

Event Time: 9:30 AM

Price: $25 per Family of 4
$10 per Additional Family Member

5K & 10K

The 5K & 10K are timed runs. There will be prizes for the first female and male in each race. Remember there are Zombies along the route so WATCH OUT! You never know where they will be hiding. All participants in the 5K and 10K receive a finisher medal.

5K Event Time: 10:30 AM

Price: $30 ($25 for 16 and under)

10K Event Time: 10:00 AM

Price: $35.00 ($30 for 16 and under)


Friday October 26th
Best Western Pembroke Inn Lobby
1 International Drive, Pembroke ON

Saturday October 27th
Algonquin College
1 College Way, Pembroke ON

Late Registration Cut-Off on Saturday
2K – 9:00 am
5K – 10:00 am
10K – 9:30 am

After the Zombie Thrill Run hop on the Giant Tiger Train for more fun and excitement! The train will take you downtown to trick-or-treat at the local businesses. Watch for more details on the popular downtown pumpkin painting!


Come in your zombie best! A prize will the given to the best dressed zombie at the run.

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize for most creative and scary zombie runner! Good luck!