Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zombie-infested streets take over Philly in new race

Do you think you’re physically fit enough to outrun zombies if (when) the Zombie Apocalypse hits? If you answered yes, or you love a challenge, The Zombie Run is right up your abandoned alley.

As you'll no doubt remember, PPC editor Aaron Sagers did the Run For Your Lives 5k and obstacle course for CNN last year before the event became insanely popular (and profitable). But whereas that event involves man-made and natural obstacles in addition to the 5k, the Zombie Run only involves being chased by zombies during the 5k in streets dressed to look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

According to the official site:
The Zombie Run is just your typical hometown 5k. That is, if your hometown is infested with zombies. Soon enough, your neighborhood will be filled with brain-eating zombies. As you run the 3.1 miles through the once peaceful streets of your city, the undead soldiers are ready to chase you down. And if you're not fast enough, you can trust some will find a tasty snack...your brain. There's nowhere to hide, so you'd better run. Crossing the finish line is your only chance of survival.
Scheduled locations for the event kick off in Philadelphia, Penn. (April 7), and also include Louisville, Ky. (Apr 21), Charlotte, NC (May 19) and Miami, Fla. (Oct. 21). The 16-city tour was started by 20-year-old Bucks County Community College student David Feinman, and 19 year-old Wharton School student Andrew Hudis.

Check out the official website for complete details.

Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to let us know if you’ll be participating!

-Larissa Mrykalo

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