Zombie run!

Next weekend I'm doing a zombie run. Pretty excited about it, sounds like a blast. It's a 5k run where you have to avoid being caught by zombies that are littering the course. You get three flags to start, and every time you get caught by the zombies, you lose a flag. When you're out of flags, you're dead and can either go to an aid station and buy more flags, or become part of the horde. Sounds pretty fun, and it's a pretty cool idea. Will be sporting my VFFs, so it should be pretty hilarious!!

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  • I'm jealous D: That sounds really fun
  • Awesome! I've heard that it's a great experience. Hope you have fun!
  • If I don't report back after Saturday, I'm either part of the horde or I was lunch. I was sad that all of the fun/crazy running events like the spartan races or tough mudders were being held in far away places like Vancouver or Calgary. Here in Fort Mac in the middle of nowhere we have had a number of great races here. I've been pretty surprised at that. I'm doing the Tough Mudder in Calgary next year, though I'll be busy with all the events just here in town. Ramping up training this winter!!
  • How'd the zombie run go? Did you make it out alive?

    I've been looking into these and hoping to catch it this year. How was it running in your VFFs?
  • I guess I forgot to report back about this event. I actually didn't get to participate, since all of the spaces were taken before I headed over to the event. I did watch it from the sidelines, and it looked like a blast. Served me right for not registering early. I will do that as soon as the event is announced next year.
  • which zombie run was it, yeti???  not "run for your lives"??
  • It was actually a zombie run put on by one of the local charities we have in town. It was definitely inspired by the 'run for your lives' races though, but was not affiliated with the big organization that puts those together. Pretty cool to have these kinds of events considering where I live. Its really in the middle of nowhere, 5 hours from any other city.
  • yeah i was stuck in that same problem, 4 hours from anywhere but i'm fixing that.  that sounds really fun though. i'm looking forward to the run for your lives in washington. i've actually had two full dreams of running, jumping and dodging zombies during a RFYLs so now i know it's destiny. haha
  • Yeti, I was going to ask if it was the "Zombie Evacuation Race" but notice you're not in the UK. I have my eye on similar too  8) Probably as a zombie as it's free to enter plus, most importantly, I won't get to embarrass myself too much by getting over-excited and squealing when I'm chased  :D Of course the make-up is a bonus  ;D
    http://zombieevacuation.com
  • Just as an update, last years zombie run here in Fort McMurray was a massive success, and the same local charity is holding its second annual zombie run. Bonus, it's on my favourite piece of winding trail through the forest, and all the leaves are coming off the trees. It's going to be a hoot. I've learned my lessons from the past year and have signed up way in advance. I'll let you know how it goes and any pics I get!
  • That sounds like a perfect mix! I would go to that, if only it were closer.
  • I forgot to post an update to this as life has been crazy here for me. The event was well set up, and a total blast. I was too aggressive, and died. I should have stayed with the group to try and stay alive. I ran in my old Luna Leadcats and they worked out great! I had a few 'holy crap he's running in flip flops!' from both zombies and runners.

    The way it worked was that as a survivor, you get a flag football belt, with three flags on it. You run the 5k course, and if the zombies get all of your flags, you are dead. You can reload your flags at a first aid station for a donation. The course was held on my favourite trail system and was great for the event. It was extremely difficult as the zombies worked together to create choke points and the trail itself is about 10-12 feet wide at best. The close-quarter dodging made it extra intense, as you just had to bust through, spin around or make a dramatic dodge moves to escape.

    It was held mid-October so there were crunchy leaves on the trail, and added to the experience. A couple of professional makeup artists showed up and created some very convincing zombies.

    All in all, the charity put on a great event, and I was the third runner in even though I died.
  • on 1350253538:

    Next weekend I'm doing a zombie run. Pretty excited about it, sounds like a blast. It's a 5k run where you have to avoid being caught by zombies that are littering the course. You get three flags to start, and every time you get caught by the zombies, you lose a flag. When you're out of flags, you're dead and can either go to an aid station and buy more flags, or become part of the horde. Sounds pretty fun, and it's a pretty cool idea. Will be sporting my VFFs, so it should be pretty hilarious!!


    That sounds great! I think becoming 'part of the horde' sounds as good as the initial chase! Is this for charity or something?
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