- Published on Saturday, March 10 2012
- Written by Tallie Johnson
Are you a runner? Maybe you’re tired of the traditional races where you just zone out listening to your iPod. There are some alternatives. What about if you had to run from zombies? It just may make you pick up your pace a bit...
"Run For Your Lives" is a 5k obstacle zombie race where you essentially have to run the course through the woods with people dressed as crazed, brain-eating zombies popping out and chasing you.
You start the race with flags around your belt, like in flag football. Each flag represents your health status. So, if the zombies take all your health flags, you die (well, only in the game of course)! On top of avoiding zombies, you will have to endure obstacles that include everything from climbing to crawling and ducking. The course includes trekking through water, mud, and, occasionally, blood.
But if you survive, there is a sweet reward. At the end, an apocalyptic party to celebrate awaits! The festivities include zombie activities, adult beverages, and live entertainment.
The next race takes place in May in Massachusetts, but they have other races scheduled throughout the year in Indiana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, California, and Texas.
So put on those running shoes and avoid the wrath of the zombie! For those who believe the world will end this year anyway, it could be a practical experience.
Check out more information on Run For Your Lives here!
- Tallie Johnson, YH Staff