If you ever needed motivation to run a 5k, I believe I found the race just for you. It’s one thing to run with a bunch of other runners, but it’s an entirely different thing to be chased by a crowd of flesh eating zombies. Introducing the “Run for Your Lives 5K” and it sounds like a blast.
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Let me just pause for a moment … running races is incredibly fun. It’s a great way to enjoy a beautiful day with a whole bunch of cheerful people. Trust me … nothing puts a smile on your face like a runner’s high and it is really such a blast to cross the finish line to the whoops and cheers of your fellow runners. Only a handful of people (the sub seven minute milers) compete for the actual money so unless you feel a burning desire to cross the finish line first, you’re running only against yourself. If you are out of shape, check out Cool Runnings: The Couch-to-5k Running Plan and get out there. You won’t regret it. Well, unless you get run over by a car or eaten alive by a pack of wild wolves.
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Yes, you get to run from zombies but it’s not just a simple race. That would be too easy. It’s an obstacle course. So be prepared to crawl under and over things while having a pack of raving flesh eaters on your tail.
How’s it work. Here’s the breakdown from their website:
Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains.
If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.
This race is touring all over the country so keep an eye peeled. Just don’t bring a chainsaw. It may slow you down and the race officials might not like it :)