ZOMBIERUN is an interactive apocalyptic 5 km run through a zombie infested quarantine area! But you’re not just running against the clock... You’re also running from blood-thirsty, virus-infected, brain-eating zombies!
The scariest race ever and a lot of fun! Sign-up as runner or as zombie, now with discount for AW-members. This is one event you don't want to miss!
An outbreak of a strange virus in Wellington has caused all infected people to be quarantined on Matiu/Somes Island, a place steeped in history of human and animal disease. Doctors on the island worked around the clock to find a cure, but just when they found a vaccine... things went horribly wrong. It's your task to find the vaccines before you get eaten or even worse... turn into one of them!
How it works
After registration on Queens Wharf (Chicago Bar), a ferry will take you over to Matiu/Somes Island, where you'll receive last minute instructions on how to survive and how to find the vaccines on the island. It's an island, it's either find the vaccines or get eaten...
If you find the vaccines and reach the finish line in one piece, the emergency team will signal the ferry to pick you up and bring you to the safe area where a great afterparty to celebrate your survival awaits.
- You will be given a flag belt with three flags that represent your health
- Zombies will be waiting to grab your flags and eat your brains
- If you lose all your health flags, you're dead, and the zombies win
- Health packs will be hidden throughout the course
- In these health packs you'll find extra flags you can attach to your flag belt
- Two vaccines will be hidden throughout the course
- You have to find these vaccines to be allowed to continue and complete your mission
What to expect
- The unexpected!
- Hordes of hungry zombies, crawling, staggering or running, waiting to jump you and eat your brains
- Man-made and natural obstacles that will slow you down to make you easier prey
- Use smart thinking to find the vaccines and choose your route wisely, or your 5k might become a 10k!
- Use speed and strategy to make it to the finish line alive, that means a least one flag intact. If you finish with zero health flags, even the vaccines cannot save you anymore…
Want to be a zombie and experience a professional zombie metamorphose? Check out this page.
Discounted runner registration for AW-members: $43 (10% discount on early bird price / 25% discount on full price)
Discounted zombie registration for AW-members: $34 (15% discount)
Use the discount code "AWROCKS" for runners and "AWZOMBIE" for zombies during registration (valid till 06/09/2013). Prices exclude transportation to and from the island (possibility to buy discounted East By West ferry tickets during registration)
Check out the website for more information: www.zombierun.co.nz or register directly. Limited spaces so be quick!
Difficulty: 2/10 - 4/10
Prizes: Great prizes to win for best costume, scariest zombie, highest jump etc.
- Payments are non-refundable (see the full T&C)
- This event is weather dependent. If the weather is horrendous the event will be rescheduled to 03/11/2013
- Matiu/Somes is a conservation area (you are not allowed to bring plant materials, mud, pets etc to the island) and attendees will have to undergo a biosecurity check at Queens Wharf
Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.
A big thank you to the Kaitiaki Board and DoC for allowing Zombierun on such a special place.