At the Zombie Rampage 5K Run, the horror and excitement of the mythicized zombie apocalypse comes to life at Stephens Lake Park. Runners choose whether they want to be zombies or humans. Humans get a head start and attempt to outrun zombies looking to "infect" (tag) them and take their human cards. In turn, zombies must safeguard their health flags, which can be stolen by humans or other zombies. At the end of the race, the fastest human wins, and the zombie who infected the most humans while maintaining at least one health flag wins. Throughout the course, runners can avail themselves of first-aid stations or hydration stations as the need arises. All proceeds from the Zombie Rampage 5K Run benefit the University of Missouri Rowing Club.
At Columbia Speed Academy, experienced and certified trainers are a resource young athletes use to enhance their performance with laser-focused custom training and nutrition programs. The trainers tap their experience earned in college-level track and field or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to develop training methods that combine plyometrics and treadmills to improve clients' speed while preventing injury. The academy's facility boasts equipment including hurdles, treadmills, Jacob?s Ladders, and plyometric boxes to use during intensive training sessions. Athletes can further augment the results of their programs with Nutrition 101 classes and individually composed theme songs.
The Cooper’s Oak Winery is located on the premises of A&K Cooperage, proprietor of fine American and French oak barrels. This isn't a coincidence—the winery uses those high-quality barrels as vessels for its blended and specialty varietals. The barrels' contribution is clear in sips of the Toasted Oak, a cabernet sauvignon mixed with merlot and aged in heavily toasted oak, and the Triple Oak Bliss, a dark and bold red blend of three domestic grapes, aged in American oak emblazoned with tasty smiley faces. Cooper’s also crafts sweet blush wine, a vidal ice wine, and a French hybrid vignoles.
Game On gives visitors access to a slew of popular PC and console games, routinely hosting LAN tournaments for popular titles in its 2,000-square-foot facility. Gamers can down energy drinks or sip cocktails while playing PC games on custom-built machines with 16 GB of RAM and ATI video cards** or compete in recent titles on the current generation of consoles.
The second annual Samantha Folkemer Memorial 5K Run/Walk/Dog Walk challenges participants to run or walk in honor of Samantha Folkemer, an assistant attorney general and mother who succumbed to colon cancer in 2012. Sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Young Lawyers Association, the walk will take place at Stephens Lake Park, and proceeds will go to the Washington University School of Medicine Oncology Division to support genetic-cancer research.