Your doctor's always said, "if you run you'll live longer", but he didn't tell you it's because ZOMBIES ARE LITERALLY SECONDS AWAY FROM TEARING APART YOUR LIMBS!!! Or they will be, if you hit up Run For Your Lives.
With almost 70 percent of the tix already gone, RFYL's a first-in-the-Hub zombie 5K, where runners navigate a number of challenging trail obstacles whilst avoiding the clutching grasps & haunting moans of the living dead. Before darting off into the abyss (but only after you've properly stretched!), you'll be equipped with a "health belt" rocking three zombie-attracting flags, all of which you'll protect by ducking/ dodging/ almost-dying your way around real-life "corpses" who want to eat your brain, but legally can't touch anything but your flags. Plus, after you've conquered 12 obstacles, like a mud- & trash-filled "sewer system" and a series of climbing fences, there will be a beer-heavy, post-race Apocalypse party & awards ceremony replete with sustenance, live tunes, and the pledge of potential "celebrity appearances"... c'mmmmooonnn lucky Tate Donovan!!!
If you'd rather pretend you're dead and form-tackle jogging ladies (note: don't form-tackle jogging ladies!), you can also opt to join the volunteer zombie army, where you'll graduate from the non-accredited (but still reputable) Zombie Training Facility with a professionally administered makeover, as well as score sweet swag like gratis snacks/ beer, a commemorative tee, and a coveted race medal -- just don't let all the hoopla go straight to your head, lest it look even more juicy and delicious to others.
Published: February 24, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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