Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Sacramento Zombie Run tests horror survival

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Mayra Sanchez and Mayra Sanchez

You might think you’d know what to do if a mob of flesh eating zombies were attacking your town, but how can you really be sure? It’s finally time to test your survival skills. Sign up for the Sacramento Zombie 5k Run today and play the part of either a civilian or a mindless zombie.

Not only will you be saving your brain from being someone’s dinner, but you will also be benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “With the Leukemia & Lymphoma (Society) as the beneficiary, we are giving back to the local community and raising funds for blood cancer research,” Amy Pine, spokesperson for the Zombie Run, said via email. “The money we raise will help LLS and help many people locally. That’s important to us.”

Everyone is invited to participate. “This event is for all types of people – from the elite runner who just wants to have fun to the guy who’s been on the couch and wants to try a 5k but doesn’t want to put too much pressure on himself,” said Pine. “But it’s also for the non-runner who just really likes zombies and loves to dress up! Who doesn’t like to dress up at Halloween?”

If you dare to be a zombie, there will be makeup artists on site to help you play if you can’t seem to match your lipstick with the blood dripping down your neck.

Runners will start off with 3 flags as “lives,” and the goal is to make it to the safety zone with at least one of your flags still intact. Sound easy enough? We shall see – if all three of your flags are pulled, then you too become a zombie and the vicious cycle continues.

At the end of the race, there will be a big party filled with food trucks and vendors, so it’s advised to bring cash preferably not covered in blood.

We can’t believe how many people want to be a part of this event and join in on the fun and mayhem. It’s truly going to be a zombie apocalypse!” said Pine.

If blood and brains don’t scare you, then mark your calendars for Oct. 27 at Miller Park for 8 a.m. sharp. There is an entry fee, ranging from $5 as a spectator to $40 as a runner, which includes a beer, a t-shirt, a medal and access to the after party. Be warned this is no regular race; participants will be going all out.

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