Get chased by zombies in the Arb at annual Zombie Run 5K

'Run for the Arb, run for your life' in Ann Arbor

By Meredith Bruckner - Community News Producer

Photo: Pixabay

ANN ARBOR - Will you brave the outbreak of the undead?

Run for your life in the annual 5K run/walk on Oct. 25 at the annual Zombie Run in Nichols Arboretum. The fright fest involves racing through the Arb's trails during a full-scale zombie attack. 

The event is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed after Oct. 7 and registration ends on Oct. 22. Register here.

How it works: 

  • The event begins at 5:30 p.m. The last wave of runners will start at 5:50 p.m. 
  • Each runner will receive a belt with two flags on it. These flags are your "lives."
  • Extra lives can be purchased for $5 apiece. They can be sponsored by family and friends.
  • Zombies will be spread throughout the hilly course and will try to take your lives. 
  • Zombies move at a slow pace and no physical contact is allowed. Although this rule will be heavily enforced, accidental contact may occur. 
  • Designated "safe areas," including the water station, will be located throughout the course. 
  • Those who finish with at least one life flag will be considered "survivors." These lucky few will be entered to win gift cards and other items in a raffle.

All proceeds will support Nichols Arboretum.

Running's not for you but want to scare the living daylights out of people? Zombies (and other volunteer roles) are needed. Sign up here.

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