ARE THERE MEDALS? >
YES! Humans who survive the trail to the CDC Safety Zone will be identified via “Survivor” medals. Those who lose their lives along the way, get identified with “Infected!” medals.
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 Zombie Run start time depends on when the sun sets, so it varies from location to location. Check your location’s event page for more information on specific start times.
CAN I BE A HUMAN AND A ZOMBIE ON THE SAME DAY? >
No. Unfortunately there is not enough time to participate as both a Human and Zombie. The runners are released from the start line in one large wave, so you wouldn’t be able to get to both roles in time. However, at select events we offer Zombie make-overs for $10, if you’re into that kind of thing?
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? >
Camping is dependent on the venue location. Refer to your pre-race doc for more information.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT? >
You must be 14 or older to participate.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE AFTER PARTY? >
Music. Food. Professional zombie makeovers. Photo ops. Merchandise. And, where state law permits, beer! The Zombie Run features an after party that you will have to see to believe. 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? >
Registrations are non-refundable but they ARE transferable. You can transfer your registration to someone else if you aren’t able to make the event, or you can transfer your own registration to a different city within the 2015 calendar year. If you want to transfer your registration to another person or event then follow these instructions:
• Locate your order and select “View Order.”
• Under Current Orders, locate the event. Click “Transfer.”
• Make your transfer selection. Hit “Continue.”
• Choose your registration type and select “Continue.”
• Read the Transfer Summary to make sure it reflects the new options you want. Then select Continue “Transfer.”
• Enter and double-check your registration information.
• Select “Register” or “Pay Now.”
• Once your transfer is complete, you’ll be given a new order number. An email confirmation and ticket will also be sent to you.
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. Zombie contestants are allowed to take the “life flags” of any human contestant. 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 shouldn’t 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 the 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. 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.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER POLICY? >
Safety at The Zombie Run is our top priority. If dangerous weather conditions listed below occur on the event day, the event may be delayed or even canceled.
Dangerous Weather Conditions
The Zombie Run may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, “Excessive” Rains, or any other weather conditions we feel are threatening to the safety of our participants.
Start of the Race / Cancellation of the Event
The start of the event may be delayed one hour from the posted start time if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm.
The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.
Broadcast of Cancellation
- If Event is canceled more than 24 hours prior to the start time: We will notify all participants by email.
- If Event is canceled less than 24 hours before start time: We will notify all participants by email.
- If Event is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification (flags) will be posted if weather alert level is BLACK, RED, ORANGE OR YELLOW on the scale below:
BLACK FLAG-Emergency Weather Conditions/Event is canceled. Please seek shelter.
RED FLAG-Dangerous conditions/The event will be canceled. Runners should follow posted or emailed instructions.
YELLOW FLAG-Potentially Dangerous conditions. Severe Lightning, high temps, high winds/Course may be altered for safety. Start times can be delayed. Participants should show extra caution on course.
GREEN FLAG-Good Conditions/All elements of the event will take place
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 email@example.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.
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.