Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K: An Undead Apocalypse in Hialeah

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Let's face it: Even if you're a champion sprinter on the race track, wouldn't you pick up a little speed if zombies were out to eat your brains? Even the exercise-averse are likely to hightail it with the hungry undead on their tails.

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That's the concept of Reed Street Production's Run For Your Lives, a 5K where participants can, as the name suggests, run for their lives - or, get zombiefied and play predator instead.

The first edition of this sporty bloodbath launched in Darlington, Maryland, last October, and more than 10,000 people participated in the carnage as runners, zombie predators, or spectators. Now, the race has expanded to 12 cities nationwide -- and the zombies are set to invade Hialeah on February 9, 2013.

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Like a blood-and-guts version of flag football, runners are given a belt with three flags. In order to stay alive, each must make it to the finish line with at least one intact.

Along the course, participants have to dodge their zombie foes through obstacles like slides, blood pits, smoke houses, and other crazy challenges that change from race to race. If zombies steal all three flags, the runner is officially worm food, but there are extra flags strewn throughout the course to help runners survive, video game-style.


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Amelia Earhart Park

401 E. 65th St., Hialeah, FL

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MattMesang
MattMesang

@UnderpantSandy I'm totally doing that!! #remindmetonotbringmygun

chica0782
chica0782

@behindthesmog @milo7148 I say Yes

linflow3r
linflow3r

@Vallll1107 @sbastianleguiza lol les do it

ariellec
ariellec

@ciaralavelle Hialeah? PERFECT. I'm running this in Orlando next month. haha

SbastianLeguiza
SbastianLeguiza

@linflow3r @vallll1107 would you be down to do it !?

ciaralavelle
ciaralavelle

@ariellec Ooh I want a report. Still undecided on runner/zombie status.

ariellec
ariellec

@ciaralavelle you can actually sign up as a zombie and run the race too! It's just untimed/doesn't count for prizes.

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