Run For Your Life from Zombies… for real

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All across North America the zombie fad is taking hold, from AMC’s The Walking Dead to news and media using the term any chance they get. The latest fun thing I’ve seen is this super neat idea called Run For Your Lives – Zombie races! What’s a zombie race you ask?  If you are a runner expect a 5k obstacle course including rough terrain, huge up to your waist pools of fake blood, slippery walls to climb and of course being chased by thousands of zombies. If you are a zombie, expect to be transformed into the part of the undead. Makeup artists to do the gore makeup for you…. Including costumes, face wounds, sunken eyes and tons of fake blood.

The runners have generally 2 or 3 “health flags” that they wear around they waist as they make their way through the crazy course, dodging the zombies who claw for their flags as they go.  The pictures look intense with teams of runners and zombies working together to accomplish their goals. Less than 20% of the people who run the race make it to the end “alive” with at least one of their 3 flags remaining. There are usually concerts, food, camping and beer afterwards. Sounds like an awesome geeky time. Maybe i’ll join the one in Toronto area in September. Would you be a zombie or a runner?

Learn more and sign up here —> http://runforyourlives.com/

Photo credit:   http://billieweiss.com/


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Dustin Lewen
Dustin Lewen
8 years ago

My wife did this last month, she had a blast.

Nicolas Doak
Nicolas Doak
8 years ago

Nice post!

Joy Giovanni
Joy Giovanni
8 years ago

I've already registered for this race!  Can't wait! 

Andy Duchesne
Andy Duchesne
8 years ago

Brilliant

Margaret O Rourke
Margaret O Rourke
8 years ago

Zombie … if i was a runner i would get too scared ….. freak out and possibly behead zombie pretender with the large hatchet i carried just in case real zombies had infiltrated the pretenders……..

Jojo Castellanes
Jojo Castellanes
8 years ago

the dude  in the middle is really in character…….lolz!

Kate Marie
Kate Marie
8 years ago

LOL

Dan Zerner
Dan Zerner
8 years ago

Ok that would freak me out!

Cliff Stallings
Cliff Stallings
8 years ago

Huge market out there for it..That is for sure.

Kevin Bowie
Kevin Bowie
8 years ago

Thanks for the post. I want to try this.

Kira Kroger
Kira Kroger
8 years ago

My husband and I as signed up to do the run in Washington at the beginning of next month. Can't wait, it'll be so much fun.

Mike Minor
Mike Minor
8 years ago

Sounds cool and fun!

Alida Brandenburg
Alida Brandenburg
8 years ago

Gah. No norcal love! 🙁

Manuella Betaille
Manuella Betaille
8 years ago

If I was still living in Canada, I would have loved to sign up for the one in Toronto   🙂

Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray
8 years ago

A coworker was just telling me about this.  Any more, I would need actual zombies chasing me to complete a 5k

Matt Nall
Matt Nall
8 years ago

oh god, so much win.

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

Hahah yeah im thinking being a zombie is more my style too  

Wilda Mazhar
Wilda Mazhar
8 years ago

I'll be the runner and fart my way out to the finish line lol… i hope the zombies will be fainted XD

William Mills
William Mills
8 years ago

I would like to experience this from both perspectives. Fun either way.

Mariela Aguirre
Mariela Aguirre
8 years ago

Zombie . . . to bite runners after cath them LOL

John Ward
John Ward
8 years ago

Are the runners allowed to bring machetes and cricket bats?

Fauzan al-Farisi
Fauzan al-Farisi
8 years ago

what's wrong?

Cynthia Suiter
Cynthia Suiter
8 years ago

we have the zombie run and we also have a gun range where you can shot at zombies (real guns fake zombies of course) I love the whole zombie thing

mansour arabnezhad
mansour arabnezhad
8 years ago

Hahaha

Alan Andrews
Alan Andrews
8 years ago

That is AWESOME

Jeremy Neff
Jeremy Neff
8 years ago

It would be funnier if there were zombie flash mobs at real marathons . . .

Alan Andrews
Alan Andrews
8 years ago

Definitely.

Stephahie Krapa
Stephahie Krapa
8 years ago

Sound like fun to me.

George M. Tsatsis
George M. Tsatsis
8 years ago

thats awesome

Kat Shaw
Kat Shaw
8 years ago

Totally would be a zombie on this one. =)

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
8 years ago

Wow it seen like a good way to run

Miguel Abrego
Miguel Abrego
8 years ago

I must go!!!!!!

Arsalan Wasti
Arsalan Wasti
8 years ago

hahhahahaha

Chris Perez
Chris Perez
8 years ago

This is awesome! I'm no runner, but I tried to convince my boss to participate…

Walter Federhofer
Walter Federhofer
8 years ago

lol im from miami i knew papo the real victim he been homless forever lol big resident evil fan lol where can i find these events yo lmfao

Liv Love
Liv Love
8 years ago

Sounds like a blast.. thanks for the share!

Tessa Kranz
Tessa Kranz
8 years ago

Totally doing this in October!!

Michael Confalone
Michael Confalone
8 years ago

Drove down from montreal for the Run For Your Lives in Boston, was a ton of fun!

Relli Kappra
Relli Kappra
8 years ago

I heard about this! I wanted to join but I thought you had to pay some amount that sounded too expensive for me. Sounds like fun though. I'd probably "die" hahaha

Khadijah Muhammed
Khadijah Muhammed
8 years ago

That sounds really… interesting?

Fayjah Cruz
Fayjah Cruz
8 years ago

run boy run

LaLa Hummer
LaLa Hummer
8 years ago

Hahahaha…

Cassidy Campbell
Cassidy Campbell
8 years ago

I would be a runner!! It sounds fun!

Joby Elliott
Joby Elliott
8 years ago

I'm doing it. Colorado, this Saturday. I can't wait.

victoria skaggs
victoria skaggs
8 years ago

RUNNN!!!!

Khadijah Muhammed
Khadijah Muhammed
8 years ago

Have fun! Oh don't get yourself killed.

Sarah Kankiewicz
Sarah Kankiewicz
8 years ago

Waiting for it to come to Phoenix! Or is LA next year….when I'm not preggo. They give you a life belt with flags and the zombies pull them off.

Jake Kern
Jake Kern
8 years ago

+Amanda Blain This may very well be the only thing that could ever:
a) get me to run, and
b) crap my pants in terror

Timothy Adkins
Timothy Adkins
8 years ago

That would fun!

Vinicius Moura
Vinicius Moura
8 years ago

Left 4 Dead ? hahaahhahah

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