Zombies tap into humanity's two greatest human fears: wandering aimlessly through life among the equally forsaken masses, and fire. Run away with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for admission for one runner (a $90 value)
- $35 for admission for one zombie, with makeup (a $70 value)
On Saturday, November 9, runners chart a 5k trail through Lake Park's woods, evading the zombies that are trying to steal their flags. After every wave of runners has crossed the finish line, the race dissolves into an apocalyptic after party, where participants wash down plates of food with vouchers for free beer at local bars and pubs. On or before October 15, each runner must register online to select his or her starting time, which begin at 9 a.m. For more information, see the FAQs.
The 5k Zombie Run
At The 5k Zombie Run, participants don't just run for their health––they run for their lives. In this case, however, they each get three lives, symbolized by red flags hanging from their belts. As they make their way through a wooded course, zombies adorned in sinister makeup emerge from the brush and try to steal the flags. In doing so, some of these undead utilize the classic zombie lurch, while others run, crawl, or hypnotize woodland animals to do their dirty work. The race culminates in an apocalyptic after party with music, where participants receive awards for their race performance and costumes.