2012 is theorized to be the end of the world. Many zombie enthusiasts are hoping for a zombie outbreak, and preparing themselves in an intense 5K run.
Lucky for you, this infamous 5K Zombie Run takes place all over the United States and starts in Boston on May 5, 2012. If Boston is a little far for you, it also takes place in Baltimore, Austin, San Diego/Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Seattle/Portland, and Pittsburgh. According to their website, the zombies can be either walking or running and the obstacles are a complete surprise. If you register as a runner, you’ll need to bring cash for parking and a towel. No food or drinks are allowed since they’ll be making you buy their own concessions.
You must also pay a $67 registration fee and arrive two hours before your “wave.” The wave is the group of people/zombies you’ll be dealing with. It goes all the way from 9am to 5pm. They do provide free coffee for those of us who like running but hate mornings. If you make it through the run, you get a medal showing how you survived or became one of the glorious undead. You also get a free t-shirt, a racing bib, and admittance to the apocalypse party. The party will have booze, awesome music, and of course brains (or food for those of you who can’t stand brains).
What’s awesome about this run is if you choose to be a zombie, you get a lot of cool stuff. A makeup team will provide your undead look, and you must also choose what kind of zombie (walking or running) you’d like to be. Zombie registration fee is only $25 and you can get a free pass to actually race. They probably have some “antidote” that will cure you and make you part of the living. You still get admittance into the big party afterwards and get free parking, camping, and food. Free t-shirts are inevitable and they’ll provide you with some food and drink to keep that undead heart pumping.
Or you could always be a spectator for $30. The choice is yours.
Most of these races don’t start til October, so you’ll have plenty of time to get in shape. Call it a resolution for the New Year. It might just pay off in the end…