The Castle Zombie Run 2013
Saturday September 14th, 2013
Registration and Packet retrieval begins at 2pm
The 1st Heat runs at 3pm (Heat placement based on arrival time)
The Last Heat leaves no later than 6pm
“Paint the Town Dead” after-party until 10pm
Register at the Be Prepared! rates ($40 per runner) until August 31st
Register at the Hurry Up! rates ($50 per runner) until September 10th
There are a limited number of medals and tshirts available, so register before August 31st to guarantee that you have one on race day! Late registrants receive t-shirt/medal on a first-come, first-got basis.
Register at the Zombie Bait! rate ($60 per runner) until 4pm on race day in person
Under 18 MUST come with a parent or guardian to sign your permission on race day; 15 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times on and off the course.
Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge to cheer on the zombies! Brains! Brains! Wait a minute…that’s not right….
Registration as a runner entitles you to:
-a runner’s Rewards Bag that includes a commemorative race t-shirt and a completion medal;
-a ticket for 1 free drink at the after-party (water, soda, or beer);
-the enormous satisfaction you get from facing the zombie horde while contributing to a good cause
THE COURSE: Green Country has been infected and The Castle of Muskogee is overrun! Feed your adrenaline urge by facing off against the zombie horde, and then fleeing through the woods and Village on The Castle grounds as they pursue you and your tasty, tasty brains. Be ready to encounter obstacles and challenges! Serious runners will appreciate the rugged roads and trails on 60 acres of Castle land, and those of you out for a jaunt will marvel at the unique features of the site that you normally don’t get to experience! Mud, treacherous ravines, a hungry dragon, perilous woods filled with brain-chomping menace…FUN!!
Come dressed to escape…come prepared….train hard! Make it through the course with at least one life flag still attached and win the coveted “Survivor” medal. If you fail, and you lose your flags to hungry zombies, you are marked “Infected” (equally coveted in some circles)!
The course is about 3 miles long/5K and winds from The Castle out into the field, through the woods, and back into the Village. Along the way, you’ll be faced with hidden perils, challenging obstacles, and hungry zombies.
Outmaneuver the horde, keep your life flags attached, and make it to the safe zone where you’ll be lauded for your apocalypse-survival skills. You might be muddy, you might be sore, but you’ll have all your brains still in your cranium.
If you lose your flags to the ravenous undead, you’ll be designated infected, but we love you anyway. Join the “Paint the Town Dead” party and celebrate with your still-living friends!
RULES and SAFETY: We want you to have fun on the run! We’ve also been told that our zombies can’t *actually* eat your brains. So there are some rules.
FAQ: Stuff you need to know about the run, what to bring, and the party.
PAINT THE TOWN DEAD!: Our post-apocalypse celebration of all things zombie. Come get your groove on with the living and the (un)dead. Wear a costume and participate in the costume contest. Runners can redeem your free drink ticket, visit the food trucks to refuel after the run, shop the merchants, cheer the Survivors, jeer the Infected, and enjoy the monstrous camaraderie of the event. Everyone is welcome.
MERCHANTS: Have a zombie-themed product? Something for runners? Products to support a healthy life? Anything Halloween-related? We want YOU for the Run! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918)687-3625 for information and to reserve your merchant space.
THE CHARITY: Proceeds from this event will be divided between Muskogee’s WISH House (Women In Safe Homes) and the American Red Cross. While all this zombie stuff is fun to pretend about, women in our community are terrorized in actuality each and every day. WISH provides a safe residential facility, support, and counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. And while it might be fun to prepare for the impending zombie apocalypse, communities experience real disasters (like the tornadoes here in our state this past Spring) and people need help to repair and recover their homes and their lives. The Red Cross provides that support. Come out to The Castle and have a zombified good time, all the while knowing you are contributing to 2 excellent community organizations. And that’s something to REALLY scream about!