Zombies and everything related to them have been quite in style lately, considering how many movies, video games and other types of entertainment are dedicated to “the undead”. If you happen to be a zombie fan and being a part of a real life zombie apocalypse sounds appealing to you, now you have a chance to experience one of those.
‘Run For Your Lives’ is a one-of-a-kind 3 miles obstacle course race where contestants get chased by zombies while overcoming all kinds of hurdles. The brain-eating, virus infested zombies will hunt you down until they steal all your flags which represent life points and will be given to you before you start the race. If all your flags get stolen by the army of bloody zombies, it means that you have lost. You can still finish the race, if you want to, but you won’t be eligible for any prizes.
Some of the race obstacles include finding a way through a barbed wire fence as well as crawling through dirty sewage tubes. The organizers of the ‘Run For Your Lives’ event guarantee that the zombies have been “fed” before the race, therefore will only go after the life flags and there will be no direct physical contact between the undead and participants.
The event is announced as a “training course for an actual zombie apocalypse” but it is basically an entertainment for zombie fans. However, about 40% of the race tickets are donated to charity. The last two events in Texas and Arizona reportedly gathered several thousand participants with the race also becoming quite popular in Asia.