Not only am I a horror nut, but I’m also a video game, comics, sports and fitness nut. Whenever there is an opportunity for any of my worlds to combine it brings me joy that is unspeakable. It looks like a potential combination of these is on its way, and I’m so glad my proud city of St. Louis is participating. What I am speaking of is the ‘Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K Race’ that started in Baltimore last year and is now taking over 12 other cities including ours.
Zombie-Infested 5K, Run For Your Lives Launches Nationally
Popular race to invade 12 cities throughout the United States in 2012
BALTIMORE, MD (Jan. 25, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Reed Street Productions, creators of the zombie-infested 5K adventure race, Run for Your Lives, announced today that the race will expand beyond its inaugural location outside of Baltimore into 12 cities across the country, starting with the Atlanta area on March 3, 2012. The inaugural race launched in Darlington, Md., last October with more than 10,000 participants and spectators.
“Even before we officially launched the first race in Darlington, we started planning to invade other popular cities. We’d received so much demand and interest from consumers in the U.S. and abroad that we knew we needed to expand,” commented Ryan Hogan, managing member of Reed Street Productions and co-creator of Run For Your Lives. “We learned a lot from our first race and are excited to bring the improved Run For Your Lives experience to zombie-enthusiasts and runners. The zombies are coming to a city near you; get ready to Run For Your Lives!”
Run For Your Lives will be launching in locations near the following major cities:
- Atlanta – March 3
- Boston – May 5
- Minneapolis – June 2
- Indianapolis – June 23
- Denver – July 14
- Seattle/Portland – Aug.4
- St. Louis – Aug. 18
- Pittsburgh – Sept. 1
- Toronto – Sept. 15
- San Diego/Los Angeles – Oct. 20
- Baltimore – Oct. 27
- Austin – Dec. 15
Run for Your Lives will take participants through a series of obstacles over a 5K course, all while being chased by zombies. Racers, wearing a flag football-like belt with three flags, must make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line with at least one flag to complete the race as a survivor. Survivors and newly-created “zombies” – those who finish without flags – will be able to celebrate following the event at the Apocalypse Party, which will feature live, local entertainment, music, vendors, food, beverages, and of course, zombies.
Registration packages for participants include a race shirt, admission to the Apocalypse Party, a medal signifying your survival or zombie transformation, and advanced training for the zombie apocalypse. Spectator and camping packages are also available. Prizes will be given to the top male and female human finishers in several age brackets, including: 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; and 40 and up. There will also be an awards bracket for military participants. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Athletic apparel company, Warwear is the title sponsor for Run For Your Lives, and Subaru of America has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the race.
To register for Run For Your Lives or for more information regarding how the race works, please visit: www.runforyourlives.com.
I hope we here at DTB can be heavily involved with the St. Louis portion of this but no matter what I will be participating because it looks like a blast. Forget all those online survey games about zombie survival lets put it to the test! Stay tuned for more on this.