The Connecticut Zombie Run is an interesting cocktail of popular sports: part 5k race, part flag flootball, and part zombie apocalypse survival. Runners wear flag-football-style belts adorned with three “health flags.” As they run, pallid-faced zombies, dripping faux blood, accost them from all directions. The creatures don’t bite or star in movies, as real zombies do, but they do try to snag racers’ flags. Runners who lose all three are “dead,” according to race rules, but the title is mostly symbolic. Everyone enjoys the adrenaline-pumping fun of finishing the race and the post race apocalypse party that provides a free beer and tunes from a live band.
Date and Time: October 4, 2014
Location: Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
- $25 for one admission to the race as a zombie on Saturday, October 4, 2014 ($50 value)
- $35 for one admission to the race as a human for Saturday, October 4, 2014 ($70 value)
- $45 for one admission to the race as a human and a zombie on Saturday, October 4, 2014 ($90 value)
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Zombies tap into humanity’s two greatest human fears: wandering aimlessly through life among the equally forsaken masses, and fire.