Like the love interest in a movie about a nerdy scientist with a heart of gold, zombies disregard appearances and care only for brains. Find inner strength with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for race registration for one runner ($89 value)
- $21 for race registration for one zombie ($49 value)
Participants must register online by March 12. Registration will be closed after this date.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 15, at Hidden Creek Recreational Park in Zephyrhills. The first wave of runners takes off at 8:30 a.m., with additional waves following every 30 minutes until 11:30 a.m. Alternately, the first wave of zombies take off 7:30–10:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Runners scramble through the course with three flags on their belt, evading zombies who try to snag the flags in order to "infect" them. Runner entry includes a Zombie Rush T-shirt, survivor's medal (if you finish with at least one flag), race bib, and flag belt with three flags. Zombies receive a T-shirt, free zombie makeover by professional artists, and free water and snacks during their zombie shift. All participants get all-day access to the compound party and memorable pictures with family, friends, and the "infected." See a video of the event.
Zombie Rush Mud/Obstacle Run
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.