I have been trying to do more running as much as I loathe it. I am a firm believer that you should run only when chased after. However, when the future zombie apocalypse happens we have learned through such gems as Zombieland that rule #1 is Cardio. Cardio. Cardio. I am kind of hoping the zombies are Night of the Living Dead and less 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead remake undead.
Recently I heard about a company called Reed Street Productions that holds a 5K race called Run For Your Lives. Basically it combines your typical 5K along with obstacles and well…flesh eating, virus spreading, want to eat your brains zombies and sadly it doesn’t look like it is the shambling, foot dragging kind. The way it works is all runners have a belt full of flags which the zombies want to eat. If you reach the finish line with at least one flag you have not become zombie bait and you may win a prize once you reach your zombie free haven. There are health bonuses along the way which may save your life as well as multiple ways to finish the race. Also included are 12 man-made and natural obstacles that you must complete. Now you can skip any of them but in doing so you lose your chance at winning a prize. Lose all of your flags and you die. Basically there is a starting line and a finish line, but everything in between is up to you. Survive the hordes and win but be careful that your 5K may turn into a 10K
Right now they have races in Baltimore, Seattle/Portland, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Boston, Austin and San Diego/Los Angeles. I long for one in simple Bozeman, MT. Would be awesome.
For more information on the races and all of the zombie-rific details head on over to runforyourlives.com