Photo by Human Movement Management
In October 2012 the first ever zombie themed 5k made its way to Temecula, CA. Run for Your Lives was an instant hit when it was created back in 2011 by Reed Street Productions (RSP). Toward the end of 2013 RSP had planned to cancel its last 4 remaining races of the year without warning. At the time participants received emails about the cancellation and said, “For refunds please contact your bank directly.” The reason RSP decided to pull out of the last 4 races was due to low attendance as well as increased competition during the events. I assume the runners were taking it too far/serious. Within the last few weeks the event has been under new management by Human Movement Management and they are looking to reboot the zombie 5k. They have already filled the 2014 calendar with races around the US. Luckily, Southern California is part of that list.
On March 22 the city of Pomona will be hosting the new and improved Zombie Run. The first thing I noticed about the event is that there are now 2 races at each venue. The first is called Extreme and you will be subject to 3.1 miles of running along with 8-10 obstacles all the while dodging zombies. It does sound tough, but fun. For those who want to take it to the next level can choose to participate in the other race, Black Ops. Now Black Ops has the same challenges as the first race, but now you will be running at night. The course will be fire lit and the element of fear will definitely be taken up a notch. The good thing about both races is that the price is the exact same. If you are looking to run and survive the event you have to pay $75. If interested in volunteering as a zombie then the price is $40. Prices remain the same until February 15.
I have no problem organizing an Intrepid team to participate in The Zombie Run. Post to comments or talk to me directly if you are interested. Pomona is less than an hour away so the commute will not be bad at all!
Teams of 4, complete 3 Rounds of:
*20 Min Cap, Ladder Style