Zombie Run Durban 2013
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30 November 2013 | Blue Lagoon | Tickets R150
Zombie Run is a fun game which has gained recognition and following abroad. Never before has the game been run in South Africa and 2013 is the year for our local apocalypse. The premise of the game is that participants will register either as a runner or as a zombie and take part in the game itself. The game is set on 5km of pre-existing trail, with 6 added tasks or obstacles for runners to complete.
Runners will carry 3 “lives” in the form of flags and will depart from the start line in waves of 100 runners. Once all their lives have been taken, they are considered “turned” but are permitted to complete the course regardless. This is not a timed race. Zombies can register for one of 2 roles – full zombie (classified before the run as Stumblers or Chasers), or Zombie Horde (for crowd effect, with lesser game rights).
During and after the event, runners, spectators and zombies are encouraged to stay and enjoy a day outdoors, with light entertainment. Above all, the event is a game and is meant for entertainment purposes only, and as such there will be strict game rules which will be enforced with the help of Marshalls and the Zombie Horde.
The inaugural event is intended to act as a charity fund-raiser for the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Carnivore Conservation Program and Freeme Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and all proceeds will be donated as directed by the benefactors.ZOMBIE RUN FACEBOOKENTER ZOMBIE RUN 2013
Runners are “live” participants who have not been infected. They will carry an identifying bib or race t-shirt and a belt holding 3 flags which represent lives. Their goal is to complete the course, with its obstacles, with at least 1 life intact. There will be hidden medic packs on the course containing a limited number of bracelets which represent a life-saving serum. If all lives are lost and a runner has one of the bracelets, they are considered safe, but only just. Once lives are lost, a runner can complete the course but will be considered “turned”. No runner may grab lives from another runner in an attempt to save their own – once bitten 3 times, there is no hope from them. The race is not timed and runners will need to rely on speed, agility and a functional brain to complete the course safely.
Registered Zombies will be responsible for their own make-up and costume. Zombies will be classified or “self-seeded” as Stumblers or Chasers. Stumblers are slow-moving and are most effective in a large group. Chasers are freshly turned and still have the ability to actually hunt their prey. The aim of the Zombies is to grab runners flags or lives at every possible opportunity, and hamper the progress of the runners through the course.
iii. Zombie Horde
The Zombie Horde act as extras for scary effect and also as game marshalls ensuring fair play. They will also be responsible for their own make-up and costume. Zombie Horde calls on spectators who do not wish to actually play the game but wish to have fun regardless. They will be posted at designated areas and do not have the game rights of a full Zombie.
Family and friends who wish to enjoy a day outdoors, no game rights and no participation other than to offer a safe zone at the end of the course.
PRIZES & GIVEAWYS:
Spot prizes will be given away!
Entrants will receive a Zombie Pack – including a vial of fake blood!
The first 500 entries will get a free race t-shirt.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
There will be food stalls available.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:
The course will take place on off-road trail over varied terrain. There are tasks and obstacles to complete – suitable for all fitness levels.