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.
Choose from Four Options
- $15 for Zombie admission for one (up to a $35 value)
- $45 for 5K Zombie Race registration for one (up to an $85 value)
- $50 for 15K Zombie Race registration for one (up to a $105 value)
- $55 for a one-night rental of a 20’x20’ campsite on May 4, the Saturday before race day (up to a $115 value)
On Sunday, May 5, racers dart through 5 or 15 kilometers lousy with obstacles such as monkey bars, a rope climb over water, and a mud mountain—all the while fleeing costumed zombies. Runners start in waves beginning every 30 minutes—starting at 9:30 a.m. for the 5K and 1 p.m. for the 15K—each armed with three health flags, which their pursuers attempt to rip off one by one. Those who choose zombie admission will be among the undead out for the runners' health tags.
After the untimed race, participants celebrate at an after-party with barbecue and beer, a muddy dance party, and a turkey-leg-eating contest. Each of-age contestant enjoys a free beer. The race is open to everyone aged 9 and older. For more information, see the Long Island race page and the general race information.
Miles of celluloid are dedicated to movie characters fleeing zombies, but during the real-world Zombie Race, evading flesh-feasting beasties is just one of the tasks. Racers must not only protect their three health flags—losing all three means not “surviving”—but they must also navigate the course’s military-style obstacles, such as winning the affection of a withholding drill sergeant. Refugees of the imaginary Ragnarok traipse along balance beams, slog headlong through a mud pit, or crawl, clamber, and sprint through any number of impediments. At the finish line, muddied survivors collect a finisher’s medal before entering an apocalypse-themed post-race party, complete with live entertainment, snacks, and beer.