It would appear the zombies are organizing a 5K obstacle course event in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD.
OK, maybe not a Baltimore suburb. More like half way between Baltimore and Newark, NJ — a few miles northwest of scenic Port Deposit. Too bad the inaugural race didn’t kick off anywhere near Evans or Monroeville, PA (homes to the initial 1968 and 1978 outbreaks of the Romero Virus.)
From the How It Works and FAQs, this would appear to be more of a 5k flee than a plain ol’ run. Zombies will be along the course, waiting to get a hold of race participants. If a runner has all his/her “health” flags pulled by a zombie, then that person becomes one of the undead. It is unclear if the freshly dead are immediately disqualified or remain able to finish the course.
What is clear is that if a participant cannot overcome an obstacle, that person is marked a ‘zombie’ on the final results. Sucks to be that guy.
Anyone finishing the race with at least one health flag can expect to walk away with:
- Warwear performance tee
- Racing bib
- Medals to signify your survival (or zombie transformation)
- Admittance to the Apocalypse Party
- Advanced training for the actual Zombie Apocalypse
- One less appendage
hot tasty yummy lovely correspondent, Zombie Runs are set to spread into other towns next year.
So start training now; the Apocalypse is just around the corner.