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 Color Blast
The producers of The 5k Zombie Run have adopted a brighter perspective with their new event, The 5k Color Blast. At specified stations along the route, runners will be dusted with an explosion of non-toxic dyed cornstarch. White running clothes are encouraged, since they make for the best canvas to show off at the after-race party, which features music, food, and other entertainment. Runners can be even make the color they acquire semi-permanent by spraying their clothes with vinegar and ironing them before washing.