Run of the Dead CT 2014 - to benefit the Valley Shore YMCA

5K, 5 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Oct 26, 2014


Chester, CT

About This Activity

A race unlike any you’ve ever run before.  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, zombie, or both. 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 the race, 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 200 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

Race Start

The race begins at 11:00, with waves of runners being released onto the course every few minutes.

Registration and Check-in

Registration and check-in begins at 9:30 am, and we recommend that you pick up your packet on Friday or Saturday at the Valley Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plain Rd  Westbrook, CT 06498. You may pick up your registration packet for multiple participants.

Friday, October 24:  9:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 25: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Zombies - Zombies are asked to come for a 10 meeting of the undead to review course rules and layout, finalize make-up/body decay (you provide your own), and get out on the course.

Apparel - The first 200 participants will get a t-shirt.  This is a trail run, so please be sure to wear appropriate footwear.

BBQ - NEW THIS YEAR! There will be a BBQ afterwards that is included in the registration price. If you would like to purchase additional wrist bands for guests and spectators, you can do so for $5 per person.

Kids Run - NEW THIS YEAR! We will have a short trail run for children of all ages at 10:45 am.  All kids will get a medal.

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