If you think you possess the strength, the willpower, the ironclad thighs that are required to run from zombies in a 5 kilometer obstacle course, then all I can say is bravo, for you are a far stronger person than I. I suppose it’s good practice for when the zombie apocalypse inevitably happens, but really, I’d much rather think i’m capable of surviving a zombie apocalypse rather than take a stab at this course and realize I don’t stand a fucking chance. Check it out and decide for yourself.
This sort of reminds me of a far more grueling haunted house. You know, like one of those haunted attractions that actually makes you do stuff? I went to one a few years back that had me climbing winding staircases and running through a pitch black maze before I was shat out on some three story slide. That was terrifying, and this reminds me of it. Head past the break to see where this thing is and what you can expect should you decide this is something you’d like to check out. From the event’s official website, here’s everything you need to know:
Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains.
If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.
WHAT YOU’RE UP AGAINST
Throughout the 5K obstacle race, there will be 12 man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for prizes.
There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
Use speed, strategy and your intact brains to make it to the FINISH LINE with at least ONE FLAG INTACT. If you finish with zero health flags, your time will be recorded, but you will not be eligible for awards.
HOW YOU’LL DO IT
There will be a start line, and a finish line, but what happens in between is up to you. There are multiple routes to reach the finish. Choose wisely, or your 5k might turn into a 10k.
On top of all that, those who participate will get a Warwear performance tee, racing bib with your number on it, a medal (this varies depending on whether or not you survived the course), a free beer, admittance to the Apocalypse Party, and advanced training for the zombie apocalypse.
So, who’s getting in on this action, and if you are, you better take pics.