Let’s face it: the Zombie apocalypse will never happen in our time (or maybe it won’t happen at all), but that doesn’t mean we can’t be in shape for it.
Rule #1 of Zombieland: cardio.
It doesn’t matter how many guns or bullets you have; if you can’t run 30 feet without getting winded, you’re zombie chow and your ass is the hamburger. Being in shape is important. The undead may be slow, but their stamina is wicked so why shouldn’t yours be the same? Or, better yet, why not test yourself at the upcoming 5K zombie obstacle course starting in Baltimore this fall? Called Run For Your Lives, the course may appear very simple but throw in the (not real) undead and it gets much tougher.
Here’s a quick rundown on how it all works:
Basic Survival (ie: staying alive!)
- Before the race, you’re given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
- The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains (not really).
- If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win.
- Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.
What You’re Up Against (ie: what’s going to screw you over)
- Throughout the 5K obstacle race, there will be 12 man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for prizes.
(Don’t go with that option if you actually want to try for a prize.)
- There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health/ flagbelt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
- Use speed, strategy and your brain to make it to the FINISH LINE with at least ONE FLAG INTACT. If you finish with zero health flags, your time will be recorded but you will not be eligible for awards.
Follow the jump for a short video made by the people hosting Run For Your Lives.
Find out more at runforyourlives.com Hope you’ve got some good running shoes, people!
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