Published on July 27th, 2012 | by G33KBOT0
Want to Get Chased by Zombies? Why yes, yes I do!
Hey remember when we first wrote about that 5k Zombie Obstacle course last year and you all thought it was awesome and that we should do it? Well our prayers to our Lord Zombie have been answered.
Run For Your Lives, the fun folks behind this, are finally throwing a race here in Toronto and I for one, couldn’t be more excited! Ok, maybe not IN Toronto, but it’s just outside of the city. Make sure to check out their site and signup as it’s already 65% full!
So just what is this Zombie Obstacle course?
HOW IT WORKS
Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies.
- 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 a series of 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 “alive” with at least ONE FLAG INTACT (or a health bonus pack). If you finish with zero health flags, this means the zombies have successfully transformed you into the “undead”; 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.