Run of the Dead - A Zombie 5K to Benefit the Valley Shore YMCA


Event Date

Sun, Oct 25, 2015


Chester, CT


Activity Today Later

Run as a Human - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

Chase as a Zombie! - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

A race unlike any you’ve ever run before.  On Sunday, October 25, 2015, the RUN OF THE DEAD to benefit the Valley-Shore YMCA is a 5K trail race, complete with obstacles and post-apocalyptical scenery to test your ability to survive the zombie invasion.  Runners can participate as a human or a zombie.

Each human has three lives, which are represented by “flags” tucked in to a belt, much like flag football. The goal is to make it through the race with at least one of your flags left.

At the start of each wave, zombie participants will be released first so they can infiltrate the course and prepare ambushes at key locations. There will be the chance to regain health during the race by completing additional objectives. T-shirts will be given to the first 150 people who register.

Mercenaries (race organizers) will be posted throughout the course to help humans and zombies if there is anything they need.

Event details and schedule

Event Date- Sunday, October 25 - 11 am.

Kids Run - 10:45 am.  We have a free kids run that will start at 10:45 am. Your wee ones can run through the first leg of the forest get an age appropriate zombie experience for about 1/2 mile. Parents can run alongside if they like.  It's a quick, fun run, filled with zombies.

Humans start at 11 am. Please arrive by 10:30 to pick up your packet and review the course.

Zombies - Zombies should report at 9:30 am prepared for the event. We have a staging area for last minute make-up and dressing, but you should arrive ready to go. We have a 10 am zombie meeting to review the course, rules, and get you to your zombie zone.

Kids Activities and Post-race BBQ We have a kids tent for little ones to try their hand at some fun games provided by Camp Hazen YMCA and a great BBQ with all the fixins after the race.  Additional bracelets for the BBQ can be purchased for $5 for spectators.

Race Packet Pickup:  Pickup will be available ahead of the race at the Valley-Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plain Rd  Westbrook, CT 06498:

Friday, October 23:  9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 24: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Runners will be able to pick up their packets the day of the race, but we do recommend coming on Friday or Saturday if you can.  You may pick up for multiple runners. First 150 people who register will recieve a T-shirt.

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