Race Preview: 2015 Zombie Chase 5K

The season of Fall has officially arrived. I particularly love Fall because I thoroughly enjoy Halloween as well as a particular zombie television show that happens to return after a summer long break. The guy wielding a cross bow on the show happens to be easy on the eyes, okay? (don't judge). With that being said, the season of Fall does not disappoint in the availability of zombie themed races. One such race is the Zombie Chase 5k, hosted by the city of Albany, which will be held Saturday, October 10. This is your chance to experience first hand running from flesh eating (not really) zombies. Or better yet, it could be your chance to experience life as a zombie, chasing and infecting innocent humans. Either option sounds like a great time.

The rules posted on the site are simple:

Humans:

  • Human racers will have a 90 ­second lead.
  • Humans will be disqualified for punching, hitting or otherwise trying to injure anyone.
  • For the safety of everyone, no pets are allowed in the Zombie Chase.
  • Costumes encouraged.
  • Please remember younger children might be frightened by the Zombies. Please use your best judgment when signing up.

Zombies:

  • If you wish to be a zombie, please arrive already infected and in costume.
  • Zombie racers attempt to infect humans with “blood,” turning human racers into zombies.
  • Zombies & Racers will be disqualified for punching, hitting or otherwise trying to injure zombies or humans.
  • For the safety of everyone, no pets are allowed in the Zombie Chase.

The race will take place at Monteith River Park in Albany. Check in time on race day begins at 8AM with a race start time of 9:30AM. Awards will be given for placement and best costumes.

Registration forms can be downloaded here and must be mailed to Albany Parks & Recreation (PO Box 490 Albany, OR 97321) with payment included. Cost to register (by the end of the day on 9/24) is $30. This includes a race t-shirt. Cost to register after 9/24 and up to race day is also $30, but this will not include a race t-shirt. For those who miss out on the shirt option, you will still have a chance to purchase a shirt on race day as they will be available for $15 while supplies last. Day of race registration will be cut off by 9AM.

Please note that there are no refunds once registered and paid.

Whether you choose to participate as a human or a zombie, the Zombie Chase 5K should offer loads of entertainment for everyone. Extra kudos goes out to any of you who choose to dress as my favorite cross bow wielding zombie hunter.


What: Zombie Chase 5k

Where: Monteith River Park, NW Water Ave. Albany, OR. 97321

When: Saturday, October 10 at 9:30AM

Cost: $30

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