Zombie Survivor will be taking place on July 20th, 2013 at the Cochrane AG Society. The track consists of vast hilly areas and dirt arenas. The race will be approximately 5km long, although if you navigate the course poorly it may be longer.
What Kind of Obstacles are at the Event?
We wouldn’t want to ruin all of the surprises..
All we can say is be ready to climb, duck, dodge and crawl.
Wearing something that you don’t mind getting bloody would be a good idea
To get to the Cochrane AG Society from Calgary go North on Crowchild and keep on the road until you pass the intersection for highway 22. It will be the first right after this intersection. It is about 25 min NW of Calgary.
Zombie Survivor is a 5 km race, where not only are you racing to finish 1st, but also trying to stay alive while doing so!
Registration starts March 15th. $45 a person.
Basic Rules of Survival
•Prior to the race you will receive lives (flags) which are attached to a belt you wear – think flag football
•The goal of the race is to complete the track with at least 1 life still attached to your belt
•The zombies on the course are not only out for your brains, but will be targeting your flags
•If you lose all your flags, unfortunately you have been infected by zombies. However, just because you are infected doesn’t mean you are out of the race! Still try to post your best race time!
•The ultimate goal is to finish the race with a flag still attached. You will find that working as a team to overcome obstacles will be beneficial. You have strength in numbers against the Zombie Hordes.
•While most Zombies move and react slowly, be weary of enraged Hunter zombies on the course. These zombies move and react quicker than your regular walkers.
The Race Course
•The course is approximately 5km long. It will involve some tricky uphill and downhill terrain, as well as 10-15 man-made or natural obstacles.
•There will be lots of zombies on the course. Don’t get too close to them, they like brains.
•Expect to get wet, muddy and “bloody”, bringing a change of clothes for after the race is advised, there will be a bag check on site.
•All obstacles are optional to complete, however the alternate route may be more difficult or slower to navigate.
•Act as a team, some highly infested areas are easier to navigate as a pack, you’ll have a higher survival rate if you can use meat shields (other runners) to your advantage
•Conserve some energy while running, having something left in the tank for a quick sprint or dodge can be the difference between survival and infection.