What would you do to survive if the dead began to walk?or worse, to sprint? Brave individuals can find out at Zombie Rush obstacle course. The apocalypse conveniently starts the moment runners set foot on the event grounds and receive the keys to their survival: three flags that the nearby zombies want even more than they want brains or a decent moisturizer. Participants must protect those flags while traversing five kilometers of muddy obstacles, ever wary of the shambling threats that lurk in the shadows. Alternately, they can sign up to be the shambling threats themselves, and have their zombie makeup applied by professional artists. No matter which faction they choose, everyone makes up afterward at the Compound, where beer is served, music is played, and performers re-enact thrilling perimeter breaches.
The frighteningly fun run is one of the many events put on by Ultimate Combatant, an organization specializing in challenging mud races. With a founder and staff made up of firefighters, fitness experts, and members of the armed forces, the company's races aim to test participants' physical and mental prowess.
The Immortal Dash is designed to challenge the strength, stamina, reflexes, and guts of each racer. Obstacles such as mud pits and vertical walls pepper the course, putting each participant?s valor to the test as they race for prizes and bragging rights. Though the course is designed for the mighty, people of all fitness levels can participate, as the only real determinant of success is having the courage to tough it out to the finish. Despite the challenging nature of the course, everyone enjoys a few smiles, and each racer is encouraged to don their most inventive costume?a prize goes to the participant with the best getup.
Frank Abay is a busy man. Along with a security school and a private-investigation company, the licensed instructor now owns Miami Guns Inc. There, his guests can buy and sell firearms or practice their aim at the eight-lane, 25-yard indoor range. Visitors seeking more guided instruction can earn licenses by completing D and G classes. Miami Guns Inc. also hosts low-light pistol and self-defense-tactics courses, which include 100 rounds of ammo, range time, a certificate of completion, and a T-shirt.
Groups of women gather at the South Florida Women's Expo for a night dedicated to them. Vendors showcase feminine-friendly wares, which women browse while sampling wine and food. Chefs are on-hand to whip up delectable recipes for galleries of onlookers, models strut the fashion show runway in the latest couture, and psychics predict which attendees will have trouble remembering where they parked their car. A select few will win prizes such as spa packages, jewelry, and exclusive trips.