What You'll Get
Zombies tap into humanity's two greatest human fears: wandering aimlessly through life among the equally forsaken masses, and fire. Run away with this Groupon.
$20 for Entry for One to the Zombie Buffet 5K (Up to $39 Value)
On October 20, Reach 11 Sports Complex transforms into a postapocalyptic nightmare during the Zombie Buffet 5K. Runners pick up their race-day packets on October 19, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sole Sports Glendale, or at 9 a.m. at the event. The first wave starts at 11:30 a.m. Each participant gets a silicone bracelet, a bumper sticker, a running bib, and sponsor swag subject to availability. Participants also receive entry to the 5K after-party.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per groupon per person. May buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required by October 18, 2012. Valid only for ages 14 and older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.