The 5k Zombie Run Sarasota Night Run 10.24.2015


Event Date

Sat, Oct 24, 2015


Sarasota, FL


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Volunteer - We are looking for groups and organizations to Volunteer. In addition we are looking for Zombie Makeup artists, Photographers, Videographer/Editor and EMT Volunteers. Please email us at if interested.

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About This Activity

On October 24th, 2015, The 5k Zombie Run returns to Sarasota for a second year!

Run for your life from flesh hungry Zombies through a 3.1 mile trail run where ZOMBIES are the obstacles!

Think You Can Outrun a Flesh Hungry Zombie? Prove It.

Face your fear as you run from the undead through woods and hell on earth.

Zombies are ready and ravenous for those that fail.

The choice is yours:
                -Run from the Zombies (as a runner/human)
                -Be a Zombie and pull the runners flags as they run through your "Zombie Zone"

Runners wear 3 flags on a belt. Protect these flags, they’re your “life.”

Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags.

Try to survive, if you can..

Lose your flags, and you can still finish the course as a runner.

Look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 with water, and pick up an extra life flag!

Prepare for walkers, runners, crawlers... and some surprises.

Choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde instead, and polish your human hunting skills while adorned in true flesh-eating fashion, compliments of the event's expert make-up team, followed by a visit to our Blood Splatter zone. Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!

Want to run TWO fun runs in one weekend?

The 5k Color Blast Sarasota will be held on Sunday morning 10.25.2015 at the same location of The 5k Zombie Run Sarasota 10.24.2015

Add Registration to The 5k Color Blast Sarasota 10.25.2015 for only $25

2nd event for $25 must be added at registration before you checkout


We invite select groups and organizations to Volunteer and have an amazing time. Individuals can volunteer for setup help prior to the event. All volunteers get a swag bag, 2 shirts (including a “Volunteer” shirt) plus a race medal! In addition we are looking for Zombie Makeup Artists, EMT's, Photographers, Videographer/Editor. Please email us at for more information.

Event details and schedule

Saturday October 24th 2015
There will be 4 waves of runners/humans.
-8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and 9:15 PM. You will select your wave at registration.
-Zombie shift is 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM.
Note: this is a fun run and the course is not a certified 5K and is not officially timed.
Gates open and check-in begins at 7:00 pm
-Zombies should arrive at 6:30 am to allow time for check in, makeup application, training, and for a ride to their "Zombie Zone".
-Runners should arrive at least 1 hour prior to wave time for check in.
Parking is $5 cash per car and is collected by Nathan Benderson Park.
Packet pick up will be:
We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your packet early at one of these locations. If you cannot make it to one of these pickups, we will offer race day packet pick up, but please plan to arrive at 7:00 PM and be prepared to wait in line.
***You MAY pick up another runner's packet WITH a paper copy OR cell phone picture of their photo ID***
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
(Take I-75 to University Pkwy and go West. Turn South on N Cattleman Rd, Pass through 3 traffic circles. The Park will be on the right just South of the Town Center. Look for the signs)
All participants receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, tattoo, and entry to the post-race apocalypse party complete with music, food, great vendors and a fun family atmosphere.
Due to limited lighting, we will only have photographers at the start, finish and backdrop area! Photos will be available for free download the week following the run. Remember your bib # and wear it on your front, you will need it to search for your photos online after the run.

Pricing will increase as we get closer to race day.Register early to save money, and don't wait! We expect this event to sell out.

Runner/Human - 11 years old & up $40-$60

Zombie - 11 years old & up $40-$60
                Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!

Spectators are Free​​​​
Free, supervised gear check
Coolers for Refreshments will be allowed (no glass containers, please)
Parking is $5 cash per car, so we suggest carpooling.
Do you think your look is to die for? We'll be the judge of that. Costume contest details:
Costume contest to be held after the last wave has completed the course
Trophies will be awarded for:
-Best Individual Costume
-Best Zombie Costume
-Best Group Costume
You will run on the trails around the lake.
PLEASE NOTE: The course is a little longer than 5K. It is 3.5 miles instead of 3.1 miles/5 kilometers.
For everyone's safety, strollers are not allowed.
We do not offer refunds if you find that you are unable to attend the event. We suggest purchasing Active Registration Insurance at checkout (provided through
However, we are happy to transfer your registration to another person, or to a future event. You must email us PRIOR to the event at for transfers.
In the unlikely event that a run is not held on the date advertised, we will provide refunds or transfer to a future event.

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