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Day 175 - Zombie!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

What a great time being a zombie! My son's girlfriend and I were the zombies and my two sons ran the 5K race. There were 75 zombies and 200ish racers. We were placed in a field with tall grass. We jumped out in front of racers and tried grabbing their flags. The racers start with three long flags and try to keep them to the finish line. We pulled at least 25 flags!

I will post pictures soon.

My sons raced together. I was worried about my youngest since he fractured his finger last night playing football with his friends. But he did fine! They had to accomplish at least 15 obstacles. Between each obstacle were the zombies. Some of the zombies outfits and makeup were amazing!

I think next year I will run the race. By the time half the people got to us, they had no flags. We were almost at the two mile mark. So, if I run the race and all my flags get pulled, I won't be nervous being chased anymore!

After the race, we headed back to the finish line and got a medal and a ticket for free beverage. I got beer.... There were several pit fires going and music playing. A huge party was taking place where the zombies and the runners partied together. Awards were being announced. My oldest son came in first place in his age division and had one flag left. He ran in a little under 45 minutes. He won a $60 certificate to a sports retail store. My youngest lost all his flags, so no award for him....

The weather was perfect and I had such fun! I was also very careful with my sprained ankle and had it wrapped. I didn't chase anyone but I lunged at them when they tried going around me. My son's girlfriend was the chaser. She did amazing! Until she slipped and pulled a muscle in her leg. Boo

Well, I am tired!!!

Good night my Sparkfriends!

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    I want to do one of these so bad!
    1733 days ago
    Sounds like such a fun way to do a race! Glad your ankle held out. emoticon emoticon And congratulations to your son on first place!!! emoticon
    1734 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great time! I have never heard of a zombie race, sounds fun. Good luck next year when you are running the race.

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    1734 days ago
    We have a "zombie" race scheduled here in the Quad Cities (Rock Islasnd- Moline, Illinois area) this fall. I don't know when because I'm not into running (unless I have to get to the bathroom quickly). However, now that you explained what the race is all about, it does sound intriguing. I thought that the zombies ran after the runners for some reason, which sounded awful. Your family sounds energetic and fun-loving.
    1734 days ago
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