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5k zombie infested obstacle course comes to the United States
However, unlike your usual obstacle course race, there is a scary twist here. Participants will be given a flag belt that will hold flags that represent their health during the course. While making your way through the event, zombies will be attacking and trying to grab these flags. Don't worry too much if you lose a flag, however, as there are "health bonuses" hidden throughout the course. If you lose all your health flags, you die and the zombies win.
This video game come to life has different possible routes to the finish line, so runners should be aware that while Run for Your Lives is called a 5K it could end up being longer. Participants are encouraged to dress up however they would like, as the living or the dead. There will also be an Apocalypse Party after the event so you can celebrate your survival (or drink with the rest of your new zombie friends).
Just in time for Halloween, the first Run For Your Lives event will take place on October 22, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland. Other dates and locations include:
- Atlanta, Georgia (March 3, 2012)
- Boston, Massachusetts (May 5, 2012)
- Indianapolis, Indiana (June 23, 2012)
- Seattle, Washington/Portland, Oregon (August 4, 2012)
- San Diego/Los Angeles, California (October 20, 2012)
- Austin, Texas (December 15, 2012)