Day 87: Zombie 5k – Photo Recap :)
Let me just tell you, this race was not a walk in the park. You had obstacles. You had a course jam packed with zombies trying to steal your flags. You had to sprint up hills through hordes of chaser zombies. You were packed into small trails with little room to get somewhere to avoid zombies. You had to jump, dodge, dive, crawl, and do whatever it took to avoid them. It was the MOST fun run I have done to date. Why? Because it was challenging but you had so little time to think that you didn’t notice. Because you joined forces with complete stranges to maneuver through hordes together to lesson the chance of getting picked off. Mostly everyone was awesome and having a great time.
So, it starts off with everyone in a tent, lined up in their pace area. You trot out of the gates on a narrow path through the woods. Everyone is looking around, hesitant to break out too fast, not knowing what was ahead. Then you hear it as you round the corner. Screams from the people who started ahead of you. All you can see suddenly is two walls of hay bales at the top of an open field, but nothing beyond yet. As you reach the top of one, you see chaos ahead of you. An open area filled with at least 30 zombies, people running in EVERY direction trying to avoid losing flags, and trying to determine where to go. Every crazy zombie movie scene where a mass attack is going on pretty much summed up the feel of this field. You make it off the hay stacks and you just go. Don’t think. Just go.
The rest of the race you had to climb a rope wall, crawl through tubes, manauever a tight maze, sprint through 3 or 4 more fields of zombies, climb a wall, do over/unders, go through a pool of blood (red water), up and down an incredibly muddy slope , all wall dodging zombies. Seriously, this race was just the inaugural one, but this year they opened it up to several cities. If you have the chance to make one, do it. Atlanta is already sold out. I plan on doing the Pittsburgh race. Just go to www.runforyourlives.com