Zombie Run 5K Chase Race

Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Cullowhee, NC

About This Activity

THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS HIT!  You've been telling your friends for years this would happen, but they have all laughed in your face. You were prepared for an event such as this.  The military is still functioning and the last thing you heard before the batteries in your radio died is that they have set up an evacuation point at the pavilion.
After fighting your way from your hideaway, using your last ammo to reach salvation, you learn from the site commander that the area is too overrun to land the chopper. It is up to you to draw the zombies away from the helipad. Can you pull the zombies away and arrive back in time to be saved?


CHASE RACE: Runners will be given flags to wear that the zombies will try to steal. Try to make it to the finish line with at least one flag or you will be turned into one of the walking dead!

  • COURSE: This is WCU’s Flattest, Fastest 5K, running on a mix of crushed limestone paths, grass, and some asphalt, you’ll be sure to finish fast...if you can get away.
  • GOODIES: Free Race T-SHIRT included in entry, please register by SEPTEMBER 24TH to guarantee a shirt. 
  •  All sales are final. Please ensure you are able to run this race before registering as we are unable to provide refunds.

  •  You will be running for TWO GOOD CAUSES: to provide physical therapy services to the community and to support research sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. 
  • Zombie After Party: Come celebrate surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at Tuck's Tap and Grille!! Buffet serving delicious chicken wings and sliced pizza from 6:30-8:30. You can't beat this deal! Live music while you eat and a DJ that evening starting at 10pm. Tickets: $5 for racers, $10 for non-racers! 

  • RACE DAY: Packet pickup and day-of registration will be from 2:00pm-3:30pm.
    Race begins at 4:00 pm at softball pavilion at Western Carolina University.
    Remember to bring ID's and parents if you are under 18 to sign the waiver. Runners must be at least 10 to run. Please use best judgement when registering young racers, since this event may be scary for this age group. 
  • DIRECTIONS: from route 107, take a left at the traffic light for the main entrance to WCU’s campus. Take the round-about to the left to follow Memorial Drive. Take the first left off of Memorial Drive.  Continue on this road (the track and soccer field will be on your right) until you approach a larger parking lot. The race registration and packet pick-up station continues from the end of the parking lot and is located near the softball field.

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