Conquer Obstacles. Dodge Zombies.


OCTOBER 31, 2014
5pm (Check-in starts at 3pm)

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 29.

Race Registration is $20. Only the first 225 people to check-in on race day are guaranteed a T-shirt. 

*All proceeds go to the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive.

You thought Gettysburg was haunted? Actually, it's infested with zombies. Will you be able to survive the zombie apocalypse?

The zombie run is a fun-run, approximately 5k in length. Your main goal? Escaping the clutches of zombies! Runners will navigate a series of obstacles throughout the course in an attempt to reach the finish lines - all while avoiding zombies. In this race, you're not just running against the clock - you're running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading zombies.

At the end of the race, celebrate your survival (or zombie transformation) post-race snacks back under quarry pavilion.


THE INFECTED ZONE

The race will begin at Quarry Pavilion and follows much of the cross country 5K route.
COURSE MAP

 

THE SURVIVAL GUIDE: WHAT YOU'RE UP AGAINST
Before the race, you will be given a flag belt with two belts, representing your health. The zombies want to take your flags, and maybe eat your brains. If you lose both of your health flags, you are infected with the zombie virus, and the zombies win.

Throughout the obstacle course, there will be man-made and natural obstacles. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, but any runner who skips an obstacle will have a flag removed. There will be mud, water and maybe some blood. You will need to climb, crawl, duck and dive your way to the finish line.

Oh and there will be a bunch of flesh-starved undead on your tail. Their job is to eat you, by going after your flags. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.

Use speed, strategy and a solid group of your closest allies to make it to the finish line "alive" (with at least one flag intact).

**Please note, this is a fun-run. Runners will not be officially timed. The first 2 male and female runners who cross the finish line with both flags in tact will be our winners, though the point of the race is to have fun, and of course, survive. 


RULES

Zombies will not physically contact any runner other than in attempt to pull a health flag. Direct physical contact between zombies and runners will not be permitted.

Zombies are not allowed to grab a flag from a runner if they are waiting to complete an obstacle or while on/in an obstacle. Zombies are allowed to only take one flag per runner.

Runners who lose all their flags are not automatically transformed into zombies and may not take another runner's flags, chase other runners, or pick up flags off the ground. Zombie transformation occurs after you've crossed the finish line.

Flags are to be visible to course officials and zombies at all times and worn on the sides of the body.

Participants must have an official bib number in order to run.

Working with friends, family and strangers is allowed and recommended…it’s the living vs. the undead.


Participants must sign a Indemnity Release Form. Forms will be available on race day before the event begins.


QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Thomas hthomas@gettysburg.edu