Wild 5k run through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants play one of two roles. Option 1: Survivor/Runner: Run five kilometers as darkness falls. Requires a headlamp or flashlight. Dodge the zombies and keep your "flag football" flags to avoid infection and time penalties. Option 2: Zombie: Dress and act like the undead, freak out the survivors. We need realistic zombies – slow, dim-witted, stumble around, freak people out - and sprinter zombies – uber-fast at short distances; infect the survivors by grabbing their flags.
-Runners: $35 early bird rate, includes long sleeve tech shirt
-Zombies: Free until further notice, no shirt
-Zombies with shirt: $13, long sleeve tech shirt
Unlimited registration at this point
DATE: Unknown; post-apocalypse
SITUATION: Dire. Recon footage shows rural fortifications are on the brink of collapse. Theviral outbreak to the east is projected to go full-scale by October 27, spreading westward like wildfire among the dense populations of the city.
MISSION: You are part of a small band of survivors on a scouting mission. Your team's mission is to scout the urban quarantine area under the cover of darkness. Avoid the ravenous zombie hordes roaming the night and make it back to safety.
You can do this.
Run for your life!
Can you survive The Zombie Dash?
October 27, 2012 Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown Grand Rapids (Halloween weekend)
Spring 2013 Kalamazoo
Time: Sunset to darkness
Cost: $39-$42 with long sleeve tech shirt.
Best deal for this kind of race anywhere! Actually, there is no race anywhere like this.
Option 1: Survivor/Runner
- Run five kilometers on post-apocalyptic streets.
- Race against darkness.
- Dodge the zombies.
- Keep your "flag football" life strips to avoid infection and time penalties. Lost them? Just keep running.
Option 2: Zombie (FREE but you must register and before the last week!)
- Dress and act like the undead, freak out the survivors
- Two types of zombies needed:
~ realistic zombie – slow, dim-witted, stumble around, freak people out.
~ jogger zombie – lunges and moves with a little more speed but poses no threat once you get by them.
- Infect the survivors by grabbing their flags.