FAQ

 

ARE THERE MEDALS? >

YES! Humans who survive the trail to the CDC Safety Zone will be identified via “Survivor” medallions.  

WILL THERE BE A PLACE STORE OUR GEAR? >

Yes! It will be FREE to check any item that fits into a 1-gallon a zip lock bag (provided on site), and $5 for VIP Gear Check, which allows you to check an item of any size.

WHEN DOES THE EVENT START? >

The day time Zombie Run starts 5 hours before sunset (in most cities).  Check your location’s event page for more information on specific start times.

CAN I CHANGE INFO ON MY REGISTRATION? >

You sure can! You can change information on your registration, or your registration type, at the following link: http://goo.gl/XlOVT1

IS THERE CAMPING? >

No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer camping until somebody invents affordable, zombie-proof tents.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT? >

You must be 14 or older to participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE AFTER PARTY? >

Music. Food trucks. Zombie makeovers. Photo ops. Merchandise. And, where state law permits, beer. Think fire, lasers, black lights, music and much more. Let’s party like it’s the end of the world!

WHAT IF I LIKE TO WATCH? >

Spectators are always welcome and will be accommodated throughout the course. They’re also invited to the after party. And the best thing is spectating and partying is FREE.

WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? >

Brain-eating aside, we take every precaution to ensure that the Zombie Run is no more dangerous than any other 5K run. Zombies will not physically harm you, and the fake blood will wash out of your clothing, hair and skin.

IS REGISTRATION REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE? >

Unfortunately not. We cannot refund or change a registration to another type (human to zombie or vice versa) or from team to team. We will, however, be happy transfer your registration to another runner or to a future Zombie Run event at no charge.

CAN I REALLY KILL HUMANS? >

No.  Here’s the deal with being a Zombie – you only have two working limbs.  Your choice: both arms but no legs, one arm and one leg.  Zombies CAN NOT RUN or CHASE.  Physical contact between the undead and the living beyond that is forbidden, unless, of course, by mutual consent.

CAN I STILL RUN IF I’M DEAD? >

Yes. Being killed by a zombie should not ruin your whole day.  You might as well get one last work out in before you die, so keep running to the finish line.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I BE THERE? >

Zombies should arrive at least two hours before race time to allow for makeup. Humans should arrive at least one hour before start time. If you are registered as a HUMAN you have less of a rush.  We will have multiple start times of 50 people per wave.  If the start line is long, hang out and enjoy one last Sam Adams before you head in Captain Jake Ballard’s tent – aka Start Line.

HOW ABOUT DOGS? >

How about not? Dogs don’t generally take well to zombies, and vice versa. If your dog is medically necessary, please contact us here and we’ll make arrangements to accommodate both of you.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? >

You should bring your ID, a change of clothing, a towel, running shoes, and a headlamp if you are running Black Ops. You should also bring some cash if you would like to donate to our charity on site, check a large item, or buy food, beer, merchandise, or zombie makeovers.  Most HUMANS wear running clothes/shoes, but since you don’t ever really know when the apocalypse is going to happen, make this experience as real as possible and dress in your street clothes, Halloween Costumes, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Pajamas or your Sunday’s Finest!  Zombies should get into character as much as possible before the event.  Wear your oldest clothes, nurses costumes, Halloween Costumes, etc.  

DO I REALLY HAVE TO RUN? >

Hey—they’re your brains. If you’d rather walk, skip, or sashay to your doom, please be our guest. There’s no clock, no winner, and if you’re not worried about your brains, chances are you don’t have all that much to lose. Ha!  But seriously, 70% of our participants walk the entire 3.1 mile course.  When zombies are dragging leg after towards you, you may want to put a move on however.

WHO AM I? >

If you run faster when you’re chasing someone, then you’re probably a zombie. If you run faster when you’re being chased, then you’re probably a human—for now, anyway.

CAN I VOLUNTEER? >

We love volunteers! To register, visit your city page and click to register for this race. Interested in working with our professional makeup artists? Email makeup@thezombierun.com to learn more.

I'M FROM THE MEDIA. CAN I COVER YOU? >

Of course. Zombies thrive on exposure. Talk to our publicist.

CAN I BE A VENDOR, SPONSOR, OR PARTNER? >

We’d love to have you. Submit our vendor or partnership opportunities form, and we’ll be in touch. We are not currently accepting bids from t-shirt, timing, medal companies, or daily deal websites. Click here to contact us.

I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER. CAN I TAKE PICTURES OF ZOMBIES? >

Absolutely, if you sign our photo sharing agreement. Submit the form and our photo coordinator will be in touch.

CAN I CHANGE MY REGISTRATION? >

Unfortunately not. We cannot refund or change a registration to another type (human to zombie or vice versa). We will, however, be happy to change you from team to team, or transfer your registration to another runner.

DOES THE ZOMBIE RUN HAVE A CHARITY PARTNER? >

Yes, we have teamed up with Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD to raise awareness and funds to help kids battling brain injuries and disorders nationwide.

WHAT IS KENNEDY KRIEGER INSTITUTE? >

Located in Baltimore, the Kennedy Krieger Institute is internationally recognized for improving the lives of 20,000 children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system each year.
As the national charity partner of The Zombie Run, the Institute is raising awareness and funds when participants choose to add a donation to their race registration, through the sale onsite merchandise and our special charity flags, and through a donation the event organizers make for each participant to support research and care for kids battling brain injuries and disorders at Kennedy Krieger.

HOW CAN I HELP? >

There are many ways to help Kennedy Krieger Institute through this event:

•    Make a donation
•    Register for a race
•    Build a fundraising page for the event
•    Donate $10 or more to get an Extra Life on race day with one of our special charity flags!
•    Show your support by purchasing “I Heart Brains” t-shirts and headbands.
•    Sponsor a runner
•    Volunteer at the Run For Their Lives tent.
•    Text to Give– BRAIN to 85944 for a $10 donation

Through your support we will be able to help more kids battling brain injuries and disorders through patient care and groundbreaking research.

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