Danger! Zombies! Run! 5k

Danger! Zombies! Run!! Escape the undead as a human, or chase humans as a zombie and turn them into zombies by taking their life! As a human, you'll have a 90 seconds head start, and you'll attempt not to be killed by any zombies. Your life will hang as a ribbon on your back. If you are killed, volunteers along the course will stand by with buckets of fake blood ready to zombiefy you. As a zombie, you'll attempt to chase and kill as many humans as possible by stealing the ribbon (life) on their backs. The zombie with the most kills will win. As a deluxe zombie, you'll be zombiefied by make up artists on site before the start. You can register as a human or as a zombie. Make up is encouraged but not mandatory. This is a family friendly event open to all: truly one of the most fun races you'll ever run!

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Date

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Results

2016 Human Results

2016 Zombies Results

Race Photos

Race Day photos by Competition Imaging. You can purchase your pictures HERE

Registration

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Online registration closes on Saturday before the race. Race day registration is available from 7:00am until 8:15am at the starting line. Please no refunds or transfers. In order to be guaranteed a race shirt, you must register before October 22.

Date Regular Human or Zombie Deluxe Zombie- Professional Makeup
8/1 $30 $35
9/1 $35 $40
10/1 $40 $45
10/15 $45 $50

Ask about our FAMILY and SERVICE discount!

Race Merchandise

Purchase the Zombies hoodies and medals HERE!

Packet Pickup

Sunday, October 29 from 7:00am to 8:15am at the East end of the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. Right by the Sprint Pavilion.

Please note: other people can pick up your bib number and chip but the MUST provide a copy of your ID or drivers license. Pictures are accepted form of ID.

Location

East end of the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. Right by the Sprint Pavilion.

Race Start Time

8:30am

Start and Finish Location

East end of the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. Right by the Sprint Pavilion.

Course

A fun course starting and finishing on the Downtown Mall. Running by the historic Wollen Mills neighborhood and Riverview Cemetery!

This is an OPEN course with vehicular traffic. Please no headphones and pay attention to traffic on the road!

Click HERE to download the course map

INTERACTIVE course map

Awards

Awards will be as follows: fastest human male, fastest human female, zombie with most kills male, zombie with most kills female, best zombie costume male, best zombie costume female, best zombie costume youth boy, best costume youth girl, plus a whole bunch of fun awards and kids awards. YOU MUST REGISTER BY 10/22 TO BE GUARANTEED A RACE SHIRT!

Please note that awards will NOT be SHIPPED, so stick around for the ceremonies!

Parking

The Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville offers several parking decks and parking lots.  The parking decks charge by the hour ($2/hour or a max of $16/day).  There is also street parking available, but please pay attention to the signs, since many parking spots have a 2 hour limit.

All parking locations are no more than 2 blocks from the Start/Finish.

 

Click here for parking locations

Directions

The address for the start/finish line and packet pickup is: 700 East Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

From the North: Take US-29 South. US-29 South becomes US-29 BR S/N Emmet Street. Turn Left onto Barracks Road. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street). Park in the Market St Parking Garage. The Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at the end of the Downtown Mall by the Sprint Pavilion.

From the South: Take US-29 North. US-29 North becomes 29N/250 Bypass. Take the exit for Barracks Road. Turn Right onto Barracks Road. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street).  Park in the Market St Parking garage. The Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at the end of the Downtown Mall by the Sprint Pavilion.

From the West: Take I-64 E towards Charlottesville. Take Exit 118, 29N/250 Bypass towards "Washington". Take the exit for Barracks Road. Turn Right onto Barracks Road. Stay straight to go onto Preston Avenue. Stay straight along Preston Avenue.  After Ridge/McIntire Rd, Preston Ave will become Market Street (also called W. Market Street). Park in the Market St parking garage. The Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at the end of the Downtown Mall by the Sprint Pavilion

From the East: Take I-64 W towards Charlottesville. Take Exit #124 to US-250 West. Turn Right onto US-250 West. Stay straight to McIntire Rd. Take a left onto McIntire Rd.  Stay left onto Ridge/McIntireRd. Take a left onto Market Street (also called W. Market Street). Park in the Market St parking garage. The Start/Finish and Packet Pickup are located at the end of the Downtown Mall by the Sprint Pavilion