The goal of this race is not to achieve the fastest time, The goal of this race is survival! Runners will follow the designated course while encountering a terrifying array of the finest Zombies Salem has to offer! Runners will be wearing a flag belt, similar to the ones worn in flag football. The zombies will try to grab the flags off the belt, which ‘kills’ the runner. Once a runner looses all three of their flags, they are ‘dead’. Dead runners will still finish the course and will receive a ‘Victim’ medal, and anyone who has any flags left after they finish are ‘alive’ and will receive a ‘Survivor’ medal.
This is a cross country course being run in the late afternoon in historic Salem. Be prepared for 4 laps through Gallows Hill Park facing steep hills, trails, playing fields, gravel roads and some of the scariest Zombies that you have ever seen in your entire life! The 5 kilometer course will be clearly outlined and there will be volunteers on the course to guide and assist you.
Race starts at 4:30 PM, please arrive early and carpool if possible, parking is limited.
Need to get in shape to survive? Check out the Zombie 5K Workout and Training Guide!
Profits will be donated to the Feline Hospital and the Salem Dog Park. If you cannot attend this year’s Running Dead Z5K, please consider making a gift in support. You can do so by clicking here.