Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Run for your life from flesh hungry Zombies through a 3.1 mile trail run where ZOMBIES are the obstacles!
Nov 3, 2018, The 5k Zombie Run returns to Tampa for a seventh year!
Face your fear as you run from the undead through trails and wooded paths. The Zombies are ready and ravenous.
The choice is yours:
-Be a Runner (human) and run from the Zombies.
-Be a Zombie and pull the runner's flags as they run through your "Zombie Zone."
Runners wear 3 flags on a belt. Protect these flags, they’re your “life.” Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags. Try to survive, if you can... Lose your flags, and you can still finish the course as a runner. Look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 with water, and pick up an extra life flag! Prepare for walkers, runners, crawlers... and some surprises.
Choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde instead, and polish your human hunting skills while adorned in true flesh-eating fashion, compliments of the event's expert make-up team, followed by a visit to our Blood Splatter zone (both incl w/reg). Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!
Nov 3, 2018
The event will begin at 9:00 AM.
For the safety of all runners and zombies, we will release "mini waves" every few minutes until everyone has crossed the start line.
-Runners should arrive at 8:00 AM for check in. ?
Zombie shift is 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
-Zombies should arrive at 7:30 AM to allow time for check in, makeup application, training, and for a ride to their "Zombie Zone." ?
Packet Pickup will be at the run. Gates open and check-in begins at 8:00 AM. 7:30 AM for Zombies.
Lake Park in Lutz
Use this address!! 17123 Whirley Rd, Lutz, 33558. Not the Dale Mabry address.
We are in the back of the park that cannot be accessed from the front entrance any longer. (From Dale Mabry, head West on Van Dyke about 1 mile and turn South onto Whirley Road. The park entrance is about 1/2 mile down on the left)
WHAT YOU GET
All participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.
FREE, unlimited photo downloads after the event! We will have our team of photographers roaming the race course to catch all the action. $2 surcharge, required at registration, applies. IMPORTANT: Remember your bib # and wear it on your front, you will need it to search for your photos online after the run. It is up to YOU to remember your bib #, we do not keep record of it.
-11 years old & up
-10 year old & under
Zombie (Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!)
-11 years old & up
-10 years old & under
Virtual Run (Zombies not required!) - $15
Can't make it to race day but still want the t-shirt & medal? Run a 5k when and where you want (no need to submit any proof, we trust you!) and after race day, we will send you an official 5k Zombie Run medal and t-shirt!
Spectators are free.
Coolers for refreshments will be allowed (no glass containers, please)
Parking is $5 cash per car and covers the park entry fee.
You will run on the trails at Lake Park.
Note: this is a fun run and the course is not a certified 5K and is not officially timed. We approximate the distance based on terrain and accessibility.
For everyone's safety, strollers are not allowed.
Take the FUN RUN CHALLENGE!
Run both The 5k Zombie Run and The 5k Color Blast in the same day.
Add registration to The 5k Color Blast for only $17
The 5k Color Blast will be held at the same location in the afternoon following The 5k Zombie Run.
All FUN RUN CHALLENGE participants earn a THIRD special "challenge" medal!
2nd event must be added at registration before you checkout.
We have several volunteer opportunities.
Clubs, school groups, and organizations can volunteer during the event. Have a group that would like to volunteer? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Individuals can volunteer for pre-event setup help. Please begin your registration to see available shifts, descriptions of duties and to self register. Pre-event volunteers will earn a free entry to the run.
In addition, we are looking for makeup artists, photographers, a videographer/editor and an EMT. Please email us at email@example.com
NO REFUND POLICY
We cannot issue refunds. The cost and logistics of setting up and planning the event make refunds impossible. The run will take place rain or shine, however please understand we are at the mercy of mother nature and county officials, so if conditions deteriorate to the point of becoming an unsafe environment for our participants, we will react accordingly. Safety will always take precedence.
In the event a race is postponed or rescheduled, your registration will be honored at a future event. A postponement/reschedule would only happen due to an event outside of our control (i.e., dangerous weather, acts of God...).
If you find that you are unable to use your registration, we are happy to transfer it to another person or to a future event. You must email us PRIOR to the event at info@The5kZombieRun.com for transfers.