ZOMBIES WANTED: HUMANS, TOO
Fun Run Offers Spooky Amusement
Zombies and humans alike are invited to join the spookiest, most fun run in the valley October 26th as the Boojum Institute hosts its family friendly “Boojum Zombie Run” to benefit experiential education.
“Human” runners are chased by “Zombie” participants through an entertaining and “infested” course while wearing three flags around their waists, such as in flag football. Once a runner loses all three flags to Zombies, he or she becomes “infected” and must reach a mock triage area for de-contamination.
The 5k run will navigate down zombie-infested trails, through spooky tunnels and over obstacles to reach the safety of a triage area. There will be specific “safe” areas where Zombies are unable to chase participants or take any life flags. There will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles that may be physically challenging, but not impossible. The obstacles will test runners’ strength, speed and the cooperation between runners and their fellow hopeful survivors. Runners will need to climb, crawl, duck and dive their way to the finish line while being pursued by Zombies.
After the run, participants are invited to stay and enjoy the family friendly activities and fantastic food and beverages. Adults are invited to enjoy the beer and wine garden. The evening will culminate with a showing of ParaNorman which will be shown in a park-like setting on a 25ft outdoor movie screen. The movie is free with registration.
The event is staged to benefit Boojum Institute for Experiential Education, which serves youth in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. “We do this by reaching students in meaningful ways,” said Kurt Merrill, Executive Director. “We are fostering positive peer relationships, building self-confidence and teaching environmental stewardship by connecting individuals with nature and each other through a shared hands-on experience in the out-of-doors.”
Event Details: The Boojum family friendly Zombie Run will be held at Galway Downs, 38801 Corrallitos Rd., Temecula from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. Human runners (those being chased) are $30; Zombie runners (those doing the chasing) are $50—please note: there are a limited number of Zombies accepted. Early Registration is recommended! Zombies can either come in costume, or utilize on site makeup artists.
Kids under 10 are just $10 each and a family pack is $65, which includes tickets for two adults and two children. No Zombies are allowed in the family pack. Runners under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Weapons or mock weapons, pets, off-site food, alcohol or drinks are not allowed.
Registration is now open at www.boojum.org . For more information, please call 951-763-4102.