ZOMBIES, witches, and other ghouls were seen running around a popular tourist attraction.

Over 100 runners took to the hills and forests for the debut of the 5k Zombie Fun Run, at One Planet Adventure Llandegla.

The warm up started at 4.30pm before 140 frightening participants were let loose at 4.45pm into the woods, where zombie volunteers were lurking.

Scary Halloween scenes had also been set up.

Runners dodged ghouls - and marshals - to be in with the chance of clinching the winner's race prize, as well as a trophy for the best dressed.

One hair-raising team of runners were Team Jenson, a group based in Flintshire who are raising awareness for Buckley boy Jenson Edwards, aged six, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (MD) at just three-years-old.

The muscle-wasting condition could mean Jenson will only live until he is 30, but parents Hannah Grindley and Craig Edwards decided to fight their son's debilitating condition with a force of runners who have not stopped for the past three years in raising funds and awareness about the condition.

Dad Craig explained that although the charity Jenson's Fight will go towards making lasting memories for the youngster, the Team Jenson charity is raising money for MD UK which will help research into Duchenne.

So far, the team has raised over £30,000 through various races, walks, coffee mornings, auctions, skydives and even three London marathons.

Event organisers Carys Williams and John Edwards were pleased the first running event they put together was such a hit with runners from the local area, as well as participants from Cheshire and Conwy.

Carys said: "This was our first ever event. We both have taken part in numerous events and we wanted to do something a bit different as Halloween was around the corner. This is when we came up with idea of a Zombie Run.

"We thought One Planet Adventure Llandegla would be a perfect location and it was. We had over 40 volunteers helping on the day which included zombies. We couldn't have made this event as good without them. We had 140 people taking part which was amazing. We had loads of supporters too.

"We would love to raise money for Team Jenson again as we really wanted to support a local charity and Jenson's story really touched our hearts. The spirit of Team Jensons' runners was amazing and they really embraced the zombie challenge. They all do an amazing job and through their fundraising they raise much needed funds and awareness."

Craig said: "It was so fun. This one was for Jenson's Fight and not for MD UK. I didn't run it because of an injury but everyone who did said it was really funny. We're definitely doing it again next year. They gave 10 per cent to Jenson's Fight and John is a really nice bloke and is going to be joining us on our runs soon."