Running a race is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.
$20 for Entry for One to the Zombie Buffet 5K at Arch Park on October 13, 2012 (Up to $39 Value)
Runners pick up their race-day packets at 9:15 a.m., and the first wave starts at 11:30 a.m. After that, waves start every 30 minutes. Each participant gets a Zombie Buffet 5K T-shirt, dog tags (while supplies last), a silicone bracelet, a bumper sticker, a running bib, and sponsor swag subject to availability. Participants also receive entry to the 5K after party.
Zombie Buffet 5K
Before Zombie Buffet 5K, the zombie apocalypse was simply a tall tale played out in movies and among survival enthusiasts. Now, the deliciously horrific fantasy has been realized in the form of a fun and challenging 5K. First, runners must choose a side—either traverse the course as a runner, or move about the infected habitat as a sprinting or roaming zombie.
Each runner gets two health flags, which zombies try their undead best to steal. When runners lose both flags, they become zombies and must then hunt down their fellows in search of other flags. The zombie with the most flags in each starting wave wins and goes home with the happy knowledge that they are the fittest of the unfit. The top three runners in each wave who finish with at least one health flag still intact will win the running division.
Regardless of their alignment, all participants get swag such as a Zombie Buffet 5K T-shirt, a silicone bracelet, and dog tags, but the running winners and zombie winners are bestowed additional secret grand prizes.