About 130 people took part in a "deadly" run in Saskatoon Sunday.

The Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) held its 3rd annual Zombie Run. The event raises money for the clinical and outreach services SWITCH provides in the community.

Program coordinator Beth Blakley explained they have held a run as a fundraiser for a number of years, but decided to switch to the zombie theme three years ago.

"With it always being in October and with the rise in popularity of zombies, we thought we would add in zombies and then add in obstacles to make it more family friendly and make it a fun time."

Saskatoon Zombie Run

For the 2016 event, about 20 participants dressed up as zombies. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

For the 2016 event, about 20 participants dressed up as zombies. Makeup was provided for them to help look the part.

Instead of running the five-kilometre route, zombie participants are assigned to a zone where they must try to steal as many life flags from the runners as possible. All runners have flag football belts and flags — their life flags — and have to try to at least have one life flag left by the end of the run.

The fundraising goal for the 2016 event was $10,000.

Saskatoon Zombie Run

Makeup was provided to zombie participants to help look the part. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)