Runners and walkers will go east over the wood bridge into Drake park to begin. Following Galveston Ave to Lemhi Pass Rd. Follow route to NW Shevlin Park Rd. A little turn to get you on to NW Milwaukee Ave. will get you back to the finish line at Highland Elementary School. The 10K route is the same route, just 2 loops.
There is also a kid’s race, the Little Monster Miler, for $10. There will be face painting, games, candy and lots of fun for the kids.
The race benefits Younity, a local foundation that works to prevent bullying in middle and high schools.
For those who are unfamiliar with these races, participants get to choose if they want to be a human or zombie. Humans will then be given a few minute head start over their undead counterparts. Survivors aim to stay ahead of the zombies to avoid having their two flags gobbled up the flesh-hungry brethren. But in this version, the Zombies are not the only ones on the prowl… From the website:
Survivors carry 2 blood-red flags and only stay “alive” if they hold onto at least one the flags that the Zombies hope to grab from them as they chase them down over the course of the 5k race. The Zombies will have 2 death-yellow flags and can only continue to “eat” the Survivors if they hold onto at least one of their flags (see detail page for Survivor and Zombie instruction/rules).
The course remains a secret, but it will be approximately 5k in length and feature one obstacle area (free from the opposite team) that needs to be completed before finishing. Here is a little hint at that:
Survivors start first, but will encounter a puzzle obstacle stop along the course that will slow them down and will make them vulnerable to the Zombies who are chasing them. The Zombies will start after the survivors and follow their trail, and will later also have to navigate an obstacle of their own.
Bring your ID and some extra cash to take advantage of some specials from Riverside Market and Crow’s Feet Commons. There will be a make-up artist on site (for a $5 charitable donation) to help you look your most undead.
The race benefits Healthy Beginnings, a program who provides accessible physical, developmental and behavioral screenings to children from birth through age five.