In Americathe apocalypse prepared can enter a 5k race escaping from hungry zombies all while dodging and dealing with obstacles and challenges along the way.
One of the examples (above) is an electrified fence.
The official site tells wannabe competitors
“Run for Your Lives will take participants through a series of obstacles over a 5K course, all while being chased by zombies. Racers, wearing a flag football-like belt with three flags, must make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line with at least one flag to complete the race as a survivor. Survivors and newly-created “zombies” – those who finish without flags – will be able to celebrate following the event at the Apocalypse Party, which will feature live, local entertainment, music, vendors, food, beverages, and of course, zombies.
Registration packages for participants include a 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: 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; and 40 and up. There will also be an awards bracket for military participants. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Athletic apparel company, Warwear is the title sponsor for Run For Your Lives, and Subaru of America has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the race.”
To register for Run For Your Lives or for more information regarding how the race works, you can check out their site www.runforyourlives.com.
- Pittsburgh – Sept. 1
- Toronto – Sept. 15
- SO Cal– Oct. 20, Oct. 21
- Baltimore – Oct. 27
- Orlando – Nov. 17
- Austin – Dec. 15