Random BLAM! Take Your Chances in a Zombie Infested 5K Obstacle Course

Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies. Find out all the details including which cities you can participate inside.

Here are the basics for Run for Your Lives upcoming race events. For full schedule, rules, regulations and a ton of other details click HERE

Protect your brain and run for your life. This is one race where your legs giving out are the least of your problems. Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind event, one part 5K, one part obstacle course, one part escaping the clutches of zombies — and all parts awesome.

Runners will navigate a series of 12 obstacles throughout a 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line — all while avoiding zombies. At the end of this adventure race, you get to celebrate survival (or zombie transformation) with live entertainment and music, local celebrities, vendors, food, and of course, beer!


Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health. The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains. If you lose all your health flags, you die. And the zombies win. Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. If you find one and carry it to the finish, it will save your life.


Throughout the 5K obstacle race, there will be 12 man-made and natural obstacles for you to complete. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not be eligible for prizes.

There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.

Use speed, strategy and your intact brains to make it to the FINISH LINE with at least ONE FLAG INTACT. If you finish with zero health flags, your time will be recorded, but you will not be eligible for awards.


There will be a start line, and a finish line, but what happens in between is up to you. There are multiple routes to reach the finish. Choose wisely, or your 5k might turn into a 10k.


There will be 12 man-made and natural obstacles that will be physically challenging, but not impossible. There will be mud, water and maybe some blood. You will need to climb, crawl, duck and dive your way to the finish line. Oh, and there will be a bunch of flesh-starved undead on your tail.

Participants who cannot or choose not to finish an obstacle will be able to finish the race, but his/her time will be posted as “Zombie,” and he/she will not be eligible for awards.


5-5 & 5-6-2012 - MASSACHUSETTS

6-23-2012 - INDIANA

8-4-2012 - WASHINGTON


10-27-2012 - MARYLAND

11-17-2012 - FLORIDA

6-2-2012 - MINNESOTA

7-14-2012 - COLORADO

8-18-2012 - MISSOURI

10-20-2012 - SO CAL

12-15-2012 - TEXAS