Run For Your Lives in a Zombie-Infested 5K

Some of you might be runners. Others might wonder why on earth you would want to run if nothing’s chasing you. Here’s a race for all of you!

Run For Your Lives is part 5k race, part obstacle course, part zombie apocalypse training ground. Taking place in cities across the U.S. next year (currently Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, Seattle/Portland, Pittsburgh, San Diego/Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Austin), the event requires runners to race through a series of obstacles while dodging volunteer zombies, with the goal of reaching the finish line before being turned themselves.

Pre-registration is open for all cities for both runners and spectators, and soon you’ll be able to sign up as a zombie as well. You know, if you’re a zombie, and looking for some brains to eat… these will be ripe for the picking, assuming you don’t mind doing a little cardio.

The first race was in Baltimore last month, and below are some images of the carnage captured by flickr users rswatski and metalchris. Looks like a good time!

Hay Maze / Chris / CC BY-NC 2.0
Zombie Bride / Rob Swatski / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
/ Rob Swatski / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Hay bale maze zombie / Rob Swatski / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Zombie Triple Attack / Rob Swatski / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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