UPDATE: Due to the constraints of the government furlough, timing and set up restrictions, the rUn Dead Zombie run has been rescheduled to the Fall of 2014 with an exact date TBA. If you have questions please contact us at ZombieRun@FrightWeek.com.
The rUn Dead 5k Zombie Run in Port Canaveral is a race in which runners aim to successfully cross the finish line while they are still “alive”. They do this by completing the course that includes physically challenging obstacles while attempting to outrun the undead. Each runner will have 3-5 “lives” (flags) attached to their waists which the zombies will attempt to take from them as they run the course. When the runner completes the obstacles and makes it across the finish line with at least one “life” left attached to their waist, they have successfully escaped the Zombie Invasion and made it out alive.
Throughout the course there will be zombie-free physical obstacles and infected zones where the zombies will attempt to take the runner’s “lives”. The infected, zombie filled zones work in a similar way to flag football where the goal for the zombies is to get the flag and the goal for the runner is to keep it. There is no zombie to runner contact.
We encourage runners to race in costume and will award prizes for costumes in several categories. Winners of the costume contest will have the opportunity to walk or ride in Saturday’s parade.
The race will be held in Port Canaveral in the Fall of 2014 (dates TBA). Pre-registration is available online.