It's fun to feel a little scared every once in a while, which is why people watch horror movies or hire an accountant who works out of an old sedan. Feel a rush with this Groupon.
$29.99 for Zombie Tag VIP Survivor Pack for One ($60 Value)
Players attempt to reach checkpoints without coming into contact with ravenous zombies looking to swell their ranks. VIP survivor packs include admission, a T-shirt, two waters or a Gatorade, a silicone wristband, and one antidote, which players can use to reenter the game among the living if a zombie tags them.
Check-in for the Elk Grove game begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Players can opt to represent a high school of their choice during the game—the high school that earns the most points by game's end receives a donation from the event's proceeds.
In the horror films of the 1960s and '70s, zombies were represented as hordes of frightening—albeit sluggish—undead. These days, the typical zombie has a little more spring in his step. During zombie apocalypse–themed tag at Play2Survive, the undead chase after humans who seek shelter at several designated checkpoints. Fortunately, the zombies are only fellow participants, who "infect" the living by tagging them. Meanwhile, racers who retain their humanity must reach a minimum of five checkpoints scattered around the course before crossing the finish line. The first survivors in the team and solo categories to make it back to headquarters receive prizes. The top flesh-eaters among the zombies also get rewards, presumably including a spot as a backup moaner on some pop star's new album.
The touring event is the brainchild of Project TMD, a group of friends who spent their college days scouring California for large-scale role-playing opportunities. Eager to share their passion for fitness and fun with others, the Project TMD crew now stages their own events across the state. The group also does its part to provide local high schools with resources for physical fitness and outdoor play. Project TMD encourages Play2Survive participants to sponsor a local high school of their choice. The school whose sponsors earn the most points receives a portion of the event's proceeds—as does the parks and recreation district hosting the game.