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- $23 for entry for one ($40 value)
- $45 for two Groupons, each valid for one entry ($80 value)
Humans and zombies run, walk, or zombie shuffle during the 5K fun run, which starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 25. Racers can dress like zombies if they like or wear regular clothes, and everyone gets a shirt and finisher’s medal.
Run with the Zombies
The 5K Fun Run “Run with the Zombies” event's self-explanatory title contains one important distinction between it and typical zombie fare; you run with the zombies instead of from them. Race attendees can choose between the categories of the living and the dead. Those with a pulse start stretching, while the recently deceased who need a little help with touching up their makeup can head to the makeup tent to get help from a professional makeup artist. Then, everyone gathers for the zombie contest, before seeing which group is faster in the 5K—which is a meandering course that unfolds on city streets, paved park trails, and a dirt road—though ultimately the spirit of the race is fun and the event isn't timed. Participants can run, jog, or walk as they see fit. The finish line dead-ends at a party with music and picture taking with photo-friendly props. Guests can even catch a dance performance from U-Jam. The run benefits the San Jose Parks Foundation.