Zombie Survivor is a 3km & 5km race that takes place on Saturday the 26th August 2017 at the Cochrane Agricultural Society in Cochrane, AB, Canada. Not only are you racing to put up your best time, but you have the extra challenge of not being infected by the zombie hordes as you run!
Prior to the race you will receive 3 lives (flags) which are attached to a belt you wear – similar to flag football.
The goal of the race is to complete the track with at least 1 life still attached to your belt.
The zombies on the course are not only out for your brains, but will be targeting your flags
If you lose all your flags, unfortunately you have been infected by zombies. However, just because you are infected doesn’t mean you are out of the race! If you have lost all of your lives be on the lookout for our extra life zone on the course, they may be able to bring you back from the dead before it’s too late.
The ultimate goal is to finish the race with at least one flag still attached. You will find that making a strategy and working as a team will be beneficial for making your way through the course survival. You have strength in numbers.
While most Zombies move and react slowly, be weary of quicker ‘enraged zombies on the course. These zombies move and react quicker than your regular zombies. Be ready to sprint as they may chase you for short distances!
What it costs:
As a runner you will come to the event and be provided with your lives armband and swag bag at the registration desk.
The Swag bags will contain your Zombie Survivor branded T-shirt and food vouchers.
You will be directed to the start line where you can take a drink from the refreshments cooler.
Once you have run the course, please go the volunteer table to report for your end time and receive your medal.
As a Zombie you will come and register at the registration desk to receive your swag bag with t-shirt, food voucher and your Zombie Survivor branded Zombie button.
You will go through the Zombification Zone, where make-up will be applied and you will be bloodied.
Once Zombified, you will either be directed to the course to roam or taken by golf cart to a specific point on the course where you can have some fun with the Runners and their lives.
The Race Course:
The course is approximately 5km long. It will involve some tricky uphill and downhill terrain, as well as 12 race obstacles.
There will be lots of zombies on the course. Don’t get too close to them, they like brains!
You should expect to get wet, muddy and “bloody”. Bringing a change of clothes for after the race is advised. There will be a bag check on site.
All obstacles are optional to complete, however the alternate route may be more difficult or slower to navigate. We suggest you check out our Slide Show Explanation to get idea of the course features.
Act as a team, some highly infested areas are easier to navigate as a pack. You’ll have a higher survival rate if you can use meat shields (other runners) to your advantage.
Conserve some energy while running, having something left in the tank for a quick sprint or dodge can be the difference between survival and infection.