Scared Sprintless Zombie 5K Run/Walk
West Virginia’s first-ever Zombie 5K is set to plague the streets of Charleston’s historic East End on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 5:00pm! Do you have what it takes to fight the dead… or will you be Scared Sprintless?
The Fourth Annual HallowEast Scared Sprintless: Fight the Dead, Fear the Living will benefit the local charity, The Charleston Parkinson’s Support Group for the second year! This local support group plays an important role for people living with a chronic neurological disorder like Parkinson’s disease. The Charleston Parkinson’s Support Group is a local non-profit organization that supports those in the Kanawha Valley living with Parkinson’s Disease. If you live in the Charleston area and are living with Parkinson’s disease, either as a caregiver, family member or a person with Parkinson’s, the support group meets every third Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in South Charleston. Learn more about their efforts by visiting www.ParkinsonsWV.com
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Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
On Site Registration: 3:30pm next to Starlings Coffee and Provisions
Race Time: 5:00pm
Starting Location: Corner of Elizabeth and McClung Street near the UC Stadium (formerly Laidley Field)
September 19 – 29, 2016
Early Registration September 19-October 15: $30
Late and Day of Registration October 16 – 29th: $40
Those registering after the early-registration deadline are not guaranteed a shirt with their packet at check-in!
Day Of: Check-in and on-site registration begins at 3:30 PM in the Starling Coffee and Provisions City Parking Lot on Washington Street, East (across the street from the Dog Park).
How does this work anyway?
Humans run from zombies. Zombies run after humans. Complicated, right?
Human contestants may choose to wear a belt containing a few “life flags.” At several intervals on the course called Attack Zones, zombies will chase humans in an attempt to take those life flags. Civilians (some in costume) will be racing against the clock and running for their lives. Human contestants are encouraged to dress in costume, because running in costume with hundreds of other zombie apocalypse survivors is way more fun than running on a treadmill in your fancy sneakers with a heart monitor. Or maybe that heart monitor will come in handy…who knows?
At the finish line, prizes will be awarded in several categories to be announced in September.
The Scared Sprintless Zombie 5K Run/Walk runner’s packet will include a collectible race shirt, a Scared Sprintless drawstring bag, tons of swag, and a special $10 “Survivor’s ticket” to the HallowEast Costume Crawl, featuring live music, drink and food specials, and an interactive Instagram contest at nine East End restaurants and pubs.
Sound like a good time?