Triad High School will hold its annual “Zombie Run” on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
This is a 1.5-mile trail race. But you’re not running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies. Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These two flags represent your health. The zombies want to take your flags — and maybe eat your brains. If you lose all your health flags, you “die,” and the zombies win.
There will be obstacles throughout the course. The zombies cannot pull your flags when you are completing an obstacle. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. They are not allowed to touch you in any other way, and you are not allowed to come into contact with them. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
Use speed, strategy and your intact brain to make it to the finish line “alive” with at least one flag intact. If you finish with zero health flags, this means the zombies have successfully transformed you into the “undead.”
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Halloween costumes are encouraged. However, no zombie costumes are allowed for runners.
The run will be held at the high school, 703 East U.S. Highway 40 in Troy. The Zombie Run (ages 9 and up) will be at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $25. The Kids Run (ages 7-12, only) starts at 5 p.m.; cost is $20. Online registration (triadzombierun.info) ends and the price increase on Oct. 24.
Race day registration will be held large gym from 3 to 5:15 p.m., but runners should come early to register. It will take a while to get out to the starting line and put on your flags. Race day registration is $30.
Packet pick-up is on Oct. 25 in the nurse’s office at Triad High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in large gym from 3 to 5:15 p.m.
Check out the event’s Facebook page “Triad Zombie Run” for updates and announcements before the run and pictures after the run.