Saturday, October 19, 2013

Registration: 4 pm • Race: 6 pm

Life Adventure Center
570 Milner Road
Versailles, KY 40383

Participation Cost: $55

Long sleeved official tech race shirts guaranteed for runners registering now through October 12, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

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Harmony Day School presents Run of the Living Dead 2013. Bigger and better than ever before. This year our event will include:

The Zombie Transformation Station for helping those new to the living dead learn all about life as a zombie (assistance with make up and authenticaing clothing, as well as classes in “zombie moves” will be included).

Run of the Living Dead: A Zombie-Infested 5K Run for the courageous and brave. Being fast would help to, but if you aren’t fast, you best be clever.

Welcome to the AfterLife Party featuring the extremely talented Blindside Drop (food vendors will be available as well as adult beverage vendors)

Harmony Day School’s Take a Seat and Make a Friend Ball Pit
No clue what this might be? Google “chatterbox ball pit” to see what this community building activity is all about.

Ways to Participate

What is a Zombie Run?

Run of the Living Dead is an obstacle 5K. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes (please don’t dress as a zombie unless you are volunteering as a zombie—that will get really confusing). In this race you are not just running against the clock...you are running while dodging blood thirsty, brain starved zombies.

Encountering Obstacles

Throughout the course, you will encounter a number of obstacles. Participants may choose to avoid an obstacle but any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for first, second or third honors in their age category. You can expect such things as a tire straddle, hurdles made of straw bales, a maze of tripe, and perhaps an army crawl.

Surviving the Race

In addition to sporting a race bib, you will also be outfitted with a form flattering flag belt (think flag football). Each flag represents your wellness. Zombies—being brain suckers by nature—would like nothing more than to snatch your wellness and snack on your brains. Lose all your flags…near certain death for you…near certain victory for the Living Dead. Additional wellness flags are hidden throughout the course. Find them, keep them through to the finish line, and it will save your life.

The Zombies

These guys are hungry. I mean H-U-N-G-R-Y. Their job is to capture your wellness (i.e. flags). We highly suggest dodging the Zombies.

Zombies are not permitted to physically assault you in any way (including pulling, grabbing, pushing, etc), regardless of how brain starved they might be or how desperately they wish to possess your wellness. But please do not taunt the Zombies with your savvy brain skills…that’s just plain mean.  

Be smart…use speed (Zombies don’t move very fast due to decomposition), strategy and your still intact brain to cross the finish line with at least one wellness flag. Lose them all…Zombies have transformed into one of their own and you will not be eligible for first, second or third place honors (but your time will be recorded and you will still score a super cool t-shirt).

Other than bragging rights, all race participants will receive

  • An awesome race shirt (tech shirts guaranteed through October 12)
  • Racing bib and wellness belt with two flags
  • Fee admittance and a damn good time in the AfterLife (featuring the extremely talented Blindside Drop)

Runners Code of Conduct

You may not hit, kick, spit on, or slap any of our zombies. They have a job to do and they are only interested in your life flags. Dodge them, run faster, run in a zig-zag, but for God’s sake don’t hurt them, they are already dead, unattractive, and fairly unhappy about it—that’s punishment enough.

What to Bring

  • A parent/guardian if you are under the age of 18 (you will not be able to participate or attend this event without them).
  • Cash for food, wine and beer during the Afterlife Party
  • You will most likely be dirty (think dirt, zombie guts, body parts) so bring a towel and change of clothing (especially socks and dry shoes). Dress for the weather— it is Kentucky and the weather can be a bit unpredictable around these parts.
  • Bring your friends to run with you. Carpooling is encouraged.
  • Bring your friends who aren’t runners or zombies, but love a good party. Tickets will be available for purchase for extra guests wishing to attend the AfterLife party.

What NOT to Bring

  • Outside food or unapproved beverages. Approved beverages include one factory sealed water bottle, sports drink, or energy drink up to 1 liter in size.
  • Weapons— the Zombies are pretty frightening, but no one should die twice.
  • Animals, even if they are vicious and trained to take down the very scary living dead.

Awards will be given for:

  • Best Costumes (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Top Overall Winner—Male & Female
  • Top Male & Female Winners in each age group (10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
  • Top Zombie (most captured flags)

Party With Us in the AfterLife

OK. You survived it (or maybe you didn’t…we won’t judge), and it’s time to celebrate the best (and possible last) night of our life! Join us for live music provided by the extremely talented Blindside Drop, food, and tasty adult (or suitable for any age) beverages.