First-of-its-kind race presents completely unique challenge to runners – complete an adventure 5K while dodging hungry zombies
Runners and adventure racers throughout the country have conquered nearly every challenge thrown at them. They’ve climbed over bales of hay, run through lakes of mud, scaled giant slippery walls and leapt over pits of fire. But, there’s one thing they haven’t done – escaped zombies.
Racers looking for the next unique challenge need look no further. On October 22, 2011, 10,000 brave souls from across the country will have the opportunity to compete in the Run for Your Lives, a first-of-its-kind and completely unique race that takes participants through a series of 10 obstacles over a 5K course, all while being chased by zombies. Participants will make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line hopefully with their health still intact. Survivors and newly-created zombies will be able to celebrate following the historic event at the Apocalypse Party, which will feature live entertainment, music, local celebrities, vendors, food, beer and of course, zombies.
“Several races in this region have offered runners the opportunity to navigate treacherous landscapes and difficult obstacles, but never before have they been chased by zombies while heading to the finish line,” said Ryan Hogan, managing member of Reed Street Productions. “Run For Your Lives gives runners the opportunity to tackle a once-in-a-lifetime challenge – navigate a post-apocalyptic course with only their wits and their speed to help them.” The 10 obstacles will test participants’ agility, strategy and coolness under pressure. The first obstacle, which was released last month, is the Terrible Tubes. As stealth travel is a must during the zombie apocalypse, racers must navigate this sewage system filled with mud, trash and other forms
of disgusting sewage.
Run For Your Lives – which will take place in Darlington, Md., conveniently located between Baltimore and Philadelphia – has already drawn registrations from throughout the country, as well as requests for events to be held in other North American and European cities. Additional information about auditions for everyday people to transform into zombies for the October event will be announced this summer.
Registration packages start as low as $67 for participants and include race shirt, admission to the Apocalypse Party, a medal signifying your survival or zombie transformation, and advanced training for the zombie apocalypse. Spectator and camping packages are also available. Prizes will be given to the top male and female human finishers in several age brackets, including: 18-25; 26-34; 35-44; 45-54; and 55 and up. There will also be two awards brackets for military participants.
Reminder, October 22nd – START RUNNING FROM THE UNDEAD!