Connect With Us on Social Media

The RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to distance running.

Join RRCA Today

With over 2,400 member clubs and events representing over 250,000 running club members, why run with anyone else? Join the RRCA today!

Donate to the RRCA

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your financial contribution supports our programs. Give today!

Sign Up For Email Updates

Keep Pace with the RRCA. Sign up now for monthly email updates about the RRCA. Don’t worry we will not sell or give away your email address.

The Running Dead Z5K


Sep 27 2014


Salem MA

Contact Information

Event Website


Event Host

The Running Dead


  • 5K or Less



Event Information

The goal of the race is not best time so much as survival… Runners will follow the designated course while the zombies try to ‘kill’ them. Runners will be wearing a flag belt, similar to the ones worn in flag football. The zombies will try to grab the flags off the belt, which ‘kills’ the runner. Once a runner looses all three of their flag, they are ‘dead’. Dead runners will still finish the course and will receive a ‘victim’ medal. The first three runners across the finish will receive ‘survivor’ awards, and everyone who finishes will receive a medal. This is a cross country course being run in the early evening. Be prepared for steep hills, brush and multiple surfaces such as trails, playing fields, gravel roads & pavement in lower light as the race goes on.

Official RRCA Sponsors

  • All Sponsors