Though zombies may seem slow, we’re all doomed if they ever overtake humanity’s last stronghold, the Rascal scooter store. Outrun the hobbling hordes with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get registration for two people to Zombi Race (a $70 value). The race starts and finishes at Fado Irish Pub. Choose between the following dates:
- February 22 at 5:30 p.m.
- February 23 at 5:30 p.m. <p>
Zombi Race pits athletes against the undead as the humans run through the streets of Austin to complete in challenges while avoiding swarms of costumed zombies. According the footrace’s fictional backstory, one Captain Anderson Cooley has discovered the means to eradicate the world’s zombie epidemic, but pairs of steadfast adventurers must first collect the weapon’s components and decipher its Swedish instructions. All participants receive clues at the start of the race, which, once decoded, lead them to four to six challenges scattered throughout the city. Tests range from one-minute workouts to trivia questions, forcing each team to marry brain and brawn, all the while outrunning and outsmarting the zombies haunting the sidewalks, alleyways, and piranha-infested moats surrounding each checkpoint. Ultimately, heroic duos cover up to 5 miles on foot, charting their own ideal course to complete each challenge and return to Survival Headquarters.
Upon their arrival at the finish line, noninfected racers join a postapocalyptic party complete with beer and music. If infected during the run, runners garb themselves in zombie-inspired apparel and join the festivities, in which corpses and corpuses alike compete in impromptu dance-offs and brain-eating contests.
Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with 20 obstacles that test endurance and strength. High hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets impede the path as contestants—guts wrenching and muscles pounding—sprint to awaken their inner warriors. The Metro Dash staff stands by to control the flow of runners and penalize those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig.
Metro Dash staff members divide the race into waves, sending runners through the course to climb and crawl in their race T-shirts as spectators cheer on in support. They require runners in the Elite division to run the course a second time, totaling the scores for competition. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation
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