All zombies in the travel industry take note: the global phenomenon Run For Your Lives, a ‘zombie-infested’ obstacle race, is coming to Australia for the first time.
The madcap event announced a Sydney date and venue yesterday.
Those game enough to face the 5km course will be challenged to “run for their lives” as they dodge ravenous zombies while trying to survive long enough to cross the finish line.
Originating in the US, the worldwide zombie event has already generated more than 51,000 ‘likes’ on its Australian Facebook page.
Run For Your Lives is a one-of-a-kind obstacle sports event presented by Singapore-based sports entertainment company, Action X. The race takes participants through a series of physically challenging obstacles over a zombie-infested course.
Participants have the option to either race as a ‘Survivor’ or a ‘Zombie’ and, following the one and a half hour race, will be greeted with an Apocalypse Party with dance music, entertainment and fringe activities past the finish line.
Sydney will play host to the zombie-riddled event on 5 September 2015 somewhere in the Western Sydney Parklands.
Wikipedia notes: “Anyone can sign up to be a zombie. Each zombie is professionally made-up and are not supplied with wardrobe, although costumes brought are zombified. Zombies chase after runners and try to grab flags off of runners’ flagbelts.
“The creators of the race do not release how many zombies are on the course to keep the course a secret.”
Edited by Peter Needham