By Danny Greene and Jahone Green, Juniors
If you’re looking for an action-packed, fear-filled, heart-racing adventure this Halloween, then the Zombie Run is the perfect event for you. Thousands of people will come together and participate in this greatly anticipated event. However, one may ask, what exactly is the Zombie Run? In this event people “run for their lives from flesh hungry zombies through a 3.1 mile race where ZOMBIES are the obstacles.”
During this event, participants have the choice to be a runner or to dress up as a zombie. The goal of the runner is to finish the long and thrilling course with as many flags (lives) as possible, while the goal of the zombie is to pull the runner’s flags to prevent them from finishing with any lives. Runners begin with 3 flags on their belt and must run away from the zombies to “survive” this eventful course. The zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags; however, the suspense builds as a zombie can seem to appear out of nowhere. Some zombies act as walkers and runners, some hide in the bushes, and some are crawling on the ground. As a runner, it is crucial to look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 in order to receive water and possibly an extra life flag.
If you choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde on the other hand, the event’s expert make-up team will “adorn you in true flesh-eating fashion” and you will have access to visit the Blood Splatter zone. This event is a mixture of fun and fear that appeals to the likes of everyone. This event is sponsored by One Blood, which is the same company that does iPrep blood drives. Go find out more at http://www.the5kzombierun.com! The next 5k zombie run isn’t until November 19, 2016; however, there are many Halloween races to keep you satisfied until then.
Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon- October 29, 2016
Halloween Happenings- October 29, 2016