The Louisville Zombie Run

Iroquois Park

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In a Nutshell

Costumed zombies dash after runners on a 5k course modeled after an apocalyptic horror film

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Promotional value expires Apr 21, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Online registration required. Valid only for the Louisville run. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Over time, the human body has adapted features that allow for long-distance running, such as a neck that keeps the head stable and legs that are instinctually attracted to taut pieces of ribbon. Sprint instinctually with this Groupon.

$25 for Entry as a Runner (Up to $50 Value)

As runners race through a post-apocalyptic version of Iroquois Park, costumed zombies give chase and attempt to pop each person's latex-free "life balloon"—an optional accessory whose preservation signifies your survival. The race meets on Sunday, April 21 and sets off at 12:30 p.m. Each runner gets a free drawstring bag, T-shirt, headband, water bottle, and admission to the after-party, which features food trucks, a live DJ, and beer for purchase as well as a zombie-makeover station. This Groupon is only valid for registration as a runner, not as a zombie.

The Louisville Zombie Run

By the time that military scientists realized the disastrous effects of Compound 894, the chemical had already been shipped to various cities across America. They could only watch in horror as their creation—which had been intended to heal—brought civilians back from the dead and corrupted them with a hunger for human flesh. These monsters now stalk the pathways of Louisville's Iroquois Park. Famished and covered in ghastly wounds, they await the chance to hunt for their preferred prey: 5k runners.

This eerie tale is the backstory for The Louisville Zombie Run, an all-ages 5k that pits participants not against the clock, but against a mob of cannibalistic corpses. Of course the zombies are really fellow runners decked out in professional makeup. During the 3.1-mile race, they attempt to chase down the humans and pop their latex-free "life balloons," a clever alternative to biting them or setting up toll booths that only accept brains. The course mimics the set of a Hollywood horror film, and its convincing effects include washable, blood-colored powder and a helicopter flyover. Attendees who make it to the finish line with their balloon intact can claim survival bragging rights before heading to the Quarantine after-party—a celebration complete with food trucks, beer, a DJ, and a zombie-makeover station.

Customer Reviews

The Louisville Zombie Run wa a lot of fun and it helped that we had a beautiful day for it.
Anita S. · April 22, 2013
It was so much fun!
Krista W. · April 22, 2013

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