Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But youre not just running against the clock youre running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies.
Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains.
If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.
WHAT YOURE UP AGAINST
Throughout the 5K obstacle race, there will be 12 man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for prizes.
There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
Use speed, strategy and your intact brains to make it to the FINISH LINE with at least ONE FLAG INTACT. If you finish with zero health flags, your time will be recorded, but you will not be eligible for awards.
I don't think the flag thing was discussed before though.
So do the zombies get to wait along the route? As in, after jogging 4.3K I have to have enough in the tank to sprint away from a thoroughly rested zed starting from zero? Are they fast zombies or slow zombies?
*Seriously, my typing and spelling skills today!
This message has been edited by SquiddyBoy on Feb 2, 2012 3:36 PM This message has been edited by SquiddyBoy on Feb 2, 2012 3:35 PM
I know in the Spartan run, which I am totally going to do next year, "Gladiators" wait for you at the finish line and try and prevent you from crossing the finish line. I bet there are some Zombies like that in this race but also some all along the route. I can't see the video. Maybe it shows something there.
When you have time, read the rules for the race. They explain everything you guys are asking.
Yes, Squid, there are zombies throughout, mostly in like "point" areas (like a shelled out cabin). You get extra points for passing through the point areas without getting flagged out. There are both slow and faster zombies.
No weapons, Bider.
VB - you can definitely be a zombie if you want. There is a volunteer form with lots of information.
Arwen - My boys are going to do the one in San Diego (Oct. 2012).
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Feb 2, 2012 3:42 PM
Actually, not really Squid. You can choose to just do the course and will encounter a slow moving zombie here or there so unless you are napping it shouldn't be a problem. For the more competitive though, you can add the extra challenge of these obstacles that a zombie-trapped.
There is actually a winner in this race but to qualify you have to have the best time and not avoid any of the obstacles.
ETA: My youngest plans on taking the whole thing in San Diego (this is why I know these things)
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Feb 2, 2012 4:26 PM