FIVE-YEAR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IMMINENT ON THE GOLD COAST

FIVE-YEAR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IMMINENT ON THE GOLD COAST

THE Gold Coast will be filled with zombies, ghost, and ghouls, after the city secured a five-year deal to host the annual Zombie Walk.

The Walk, previously based in Brisbane, has secured its new home in Surfers Paradise, where thousands dressed up in their most ghastly costumes will stagger down Cavill Avenue.

Founder Anthony Radaza (pictured) is excited about the big move from Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

"I'm very proud to announce the news that we've signed a five year contract with Surfers Paradise Alliance and Gold Coast City Council to bring the Zombie Walk to the GC," says Radaza.

"This is an unprecedented move for this event."

In addition to the Zombie Walk, the Gold Coast will host the first ever three-day Zombie Convention, which is not only new to Australia, but to the world.


Zombie Walk Melbourne 2016

For the uninitiated, the Zombie Walk is an organised parade of enthusiastic people who dress up like zombies and limp around the city.

The Walk has gained so much traction that it inspired smaller spin-off events around the country.

"The influence we've had throughout the event so far has been phenomenal, in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth and to think it all started here in Brisbane," says Radaza.

Radazza was named the 2016 Brisbane Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards.

His company, Zombie Walk Australia, raises funds and awareness for the Brain Foundation.

Every iteration of the Zombie Walk obliterates world records, with the Brisbane instalment in 2016 boasting more than 22,000 undead walkers in a single day.

The agreement with Surfers Paradise Alliance will commence in October 2018.

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