More interested in spreading the infection than running from it? Then come join our Zombie Horde! Stumble, chase, or crawl after runners and see how many flags you can collect! The Run For Your Lives Zombie Horde is a special community of zombies who have participated in a Run For Your Lives race as a zombie or are registered to participate as a zombie in a future race. We believe that a lone zombie isn’t much of a threat, so it is important that all members of the Zombie Horde work together to capture those runners’ tasty flags. Expect to be transformed into the most disgusting, brain-hungry zombie while making some undead friends in the process!
Grab some friends and register here to join the coolest group of undead around.
What you get as a Zombie:
- Discounted race registration for only $45 (optional)
- Professional zombie transformation
- Zombie t-shirt
- Free parking
- Free camping (camping available at select locations)
- Admittance to the Apocalypse Party
- One free beer
- Free snacks and water
- A race medal
The Zombie Transformation Center is where our zombies will undergo their full zombie transformation. Our team of professional make-up artists will help you channel your zombie identity by transforming your outer beauty into a disgusting and hungry zombie. We will also custom shred and bloody your clothes to attract the most delicious brains, so come in your best costume. The entire zombie transformation process will take about 20 minutes, and when you leave the ZTC you will officially be a member of the Zombie Horde. You can kiss humanity goodbye, at least for a few hours.
What type of zombie do I want to be?
Think you can outrun the living and get the most brains? Then join our horde of “Chaser Zombies.” The job is simple: chase after runners who think they can get by you and don’t let them by grabbing their flags. But be careful, you have to chase inside your zombie zone or risk being a lone zombie, which doesn’t scare anyone.
Join the “Stumbler Zombies” and relentlessly pursue those tasty brains by bringing the intimidation through stumbling, crawling, shuffling, dragging, or any other type of slow movement. Success comes in numbers, so stay in the zombie zone and work together with your fellow stumblers to feed your appetite and grab runners' flags.
Want to run?! If you think you can handle both sides of the food chain, zombies have the option to be runners as well for an additional $45 on event day. When you register, make sure you select “I want to be a runner” in the “Add-Ons” section before you reach the payment page. But like zombie registration, you must sign up to be a runner before the registration deadline.
What to Bring:
Besides the race essentials, zombies will need to bring:
- Your best costume. Wardrobe will NOT be provided, so be sure to bring a costume to be bloodied and shredded.
- Contacts, if you love the haunted, undead eye look.
- Photo ID.
- Parent/legal guardian signed waiver (only if you are under 18).
- Lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities after your zombie shift.
- You will be covered in mud, blood, and other apocalyptic liquids after the race, so bring a towel and a change of clothing (especially socks and clean shoes to change into). We will have a “decontamination zone” and changing rooms at the event so you can clean off and enjoy yourself.
- Your best zombie attitude.
Still have some questions? Check out our zombie FAQs for answers to all things zombie!
If you want to be a part of our zombie photo-ops, please e-mail email@example.com with the subject line “Zombie PhotoOp.” Please include your full name, age, t-shirt size and race location, and answer the question: If you were a zombie, whose brain would you eat first, and why? Participants will be notified via email at least two weeks prior to their race location.
In addition to complimentary professional make-up, all selected participants will also receive:
- Free RFYL volunteer t-shirt
- Snacks and water
- Free parking
- Free admittance to the Apocalypse Party
Run For Your Lives is looking for 10 people to act as “Caged Zombies” for each of our 2013 events! Ham it up with the apocalypse survivors and the newly infected at our photoop cage. Selected participants will be made up in professional zombie make-up and claim their 15 minutes of fame during a two-hour- long photo opportunity.* Come dressed in zombie attire and strike your best zombie pose! *The two-hour shift can range anywhere from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, determined at the discretion of Run For Your Lives. You will be made aware of your shift time prior to the event.
If you and your friends have always wanted to share a unique bonding experience or be in the limelight together, here is your chance! Run For Your Lives is looking for a total of 10 people (two groups of 5) to act in a “Zombie Parade” during our race. Selected participants will be made up in professional zombie make-up. Our appointed “Zombie Wrangler” will lead the infected zombie clan around the festival area and will stop at various points to take pictures with event patrons. Several breaks will be given. Come dressed in zombie attire, be prepared to stay in character, and get ready for lots of fun photo opportunities with eager participants! Team or themed costumes are highly encouraged.
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
We are looking for two individuals to act as Run For Your Lives’ very own zombie ringleaders. Each Zombie Wrangler will lead our “Zombie Parade,” a group of approximately 5 zombies, around the Safe Zone at various times throughout the day, stopping in specified locations for photo opportunities with curious event patrons. These individuals should be able to project their voice in a commanding manner and be willing to interact with spectators and participants for short time increments. To be quite frank, these people should be true badasses through and through. Run For Your Lives will provide make-up and will assist in shredding your clothing.
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM