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Run For Your Lives – Zombie Infested 5K Obstacle Course Race

There's been an overwhelming amount of Zombie products hitting the market, and now there's even an event that let's you practice your Zombie escape tactics. Run For Your Lives events will pit you against other survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse in a 5K Zombie Infested Obstacle Course. Just remember not to bring your weapons. No weapons or mock weapons will be permitted on the premises.

How It Works

Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies.
Basic Survival

  • Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
  • The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains.
  • If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
  • Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.

What You’re Up Against

  • Throughout the 5K obstacle race, there will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for prizes.
  • There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
  • Use speed, strategy and your intact brains to make it to the FINISH LINE “alive” with at least ONE FLAG INTACT (or a health bonus pack). If you finish with zero health flags, this means the zombies have successfully transformed you into the “undead”;  your time will be recorded, but you will not be eligible for awards.

How You’ll Do It

There will be a start line, and a finish line, but what happens in between is up to you. There are multiple routes to reach the finish. Choose wisely, or your 5k might turn into a 10k.

This looks to be a fun event, and will be happening at various locations throughout the US and even Canada. So stop watching old episodes of The Walking Dead from your couch, and get out there.

One response to “Run For Your Lives – Zombie Infested 5K Obstacle Course Race”

  1. Casey W. says:

    My wife and I have done this. It’s bad ass. Alot of fun. We did the first one ever put on. It was quite disorganized and had alot of issues. But I’m sure all of that stuff is all ironed out by now. We’d do it again

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