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Zombie Infestation 5K Race & Surviving The Dead Fun Run


Sep 14 2013


Waterloo IA

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The Heart of Darkness Haunted Attraction


  • 5K or Less



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The ZOMBIE OUTBREAK is upon us... can you run 5K to the safe zone without getting infected? Your survival depends on it! Mark your Calendars! The Heart of Darkness Haunted Complex along with the help of Trekman Racing bring you Waterloo/Cedar Fall's First Zombie 5K & Fun Run! Packet pick up & Registration 8 am Zombie Infestation 5K begins at 9 am Surviving The Dead Fun Run begins at 11:00 am The Zombie Infestation 5K Race allows competitive distance runners to compete in a post apocalypse setting, running on trails through pumpkin fields, along cornfields, through wooded areas and then through a full corn maze Infested with the Dead! This event is designed to be safe for competitive running and will be timed by Trekman Racing. Are You a Zombie or a Survivor? Here’s your chance to out-run, out-wit, and survive a field full of brain thirsty Zombies in the Surviving The Dead Fun Run! Fun Run Survivors are given a head start in this flag football style race by taking the field first... then the Dead are released as a Horde! The Run will start when the Air Horn blares and again to end it. There will be referees in the field to keep things safe and to have any Survivors without flags exit the race. As the infected Survivors are removed it becomes harder to 'Stay Alive' as the Infected will begin to out number the living. We will hold several timed Survival Races till all have had a chance to participate and from each of those races we will collect the names of all who made it out alive. Survivor flag total will be the qualifier for entering into drawings for prizes from local sponsors! Participants have the option of competing as a Survivor or a Zombie with full makeup done by one of our amazing makeup artists! T-shirts, Food and Beverages will be available for purchase but lawn chairsand coolers are welcome. Remember, this is a fun, Family event, so ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol on premises. $2 from each 5K Entry goes to benefit Wounded Warrior Project! Zombie Infestation 5K Entry Fees: 5K Race Entry Fee includes T-shirt (Entries must be in by Aug. 26th to receive free t-shirt with 5K registration!) Single Adult 5K: $20 until 8/31, ($28 - 9/1 though race day) Single Youth 5K: $12 (11& under) until 8/31, ($15 - 9/1 through race day) Family Pack 5K: (includes 2 adults & 2 youth 11 & under) $45 until 8/31, ($55 - 9/1 through race day) Surviving the Dead Fun Run Fees: Survivor - all ages: $8 until 8/31, ($10 - 9/1 through race day) Infected (Zombie) - all ages: $10 until 8/31, ($15 - 9/1 through race day) Family Pack Combo (includes 2 adults & 2 youth, zombie or survivor - but need to specify): $30 until 8/31, ($40 - 9/1 through race day) Spectator: $5 T-Shirts: $10 until 8/31 ($12 - 9/1 through race day) Online Registration begins Monday, July 29th!!! To enter online go to or

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