Run For Your Lives Unveils 21 Race Locations
Original zombie-infested 5K doubles race locations in 2013
BALTIMORE, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Reed Street Productions, creators of the first-ever zombie-infested 5K obstacle race, Run for Your Lives, announced today it will double its races in 2013 – expanding to 21 locations, including nine yet-to-be-invaded cities. New this year, participants can expect to encounter increasingly challenging obstacles and an enhanced Apocalypse Party experience. Additionally, Run For Your Lives added the Kennedy Krieger Institute - an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders and injuries of the brain – as its official charitable partner for 2013.
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Run for Your Lives takes participants through a series of 10 to 12 manmade and natural obstacles – including a blood pit, zombie-infested maze and smokehouse – over a 5K course, all while being chased by professionally made up zombies. Participants can sign up as a runner, zombie or both, or choose to stand on the sidelines as a spectator and watch participants run for their lives. The inaugural race, which launched in Darlington, Md. in 2011, attracted more than 10,000 participants and spectators. In 2012, the race invaded 12 U.S. cities and hosted more than 100,000 participants who tested their survival skills against the zombie apocalypse.
“Run For Your Lives is excited to bring a unique physical and mental challenge to zombie-enthusiasts, fitness fanatics and first-time runners from coast-to-coast,” said Ryan Hogan, managing director of Reed Street Productions and co-creator of Run For Your Lives. “Whether you are excited to get chased by zombies, be transformed into the undead or just enjoy watching people scream like little girls while being chased, Run For Your Lives offers a little something for everyone.”
2013 race locations include cities in the following states:
- South Florida – April 27
- Northern California – May 11
- Ohio – May 25
- Texas (DFW) – June 1
- New Jersey – June 8
- Indiana – June 22
- Colorado – June 29
- Minnesota – July 13
- New England – July 27
- Pennsylvania – August 3
- New York – August 17
- Washington – August 24
- Georgia – September 14
- Illinois – September 21
- Southern California – September 28
- Maryland – October 5
- Missouri – October 12
- Arizona – November 2
- Tennessee – November 9
- Central Florida – November 16
- Texas (Austin) – December 7
In addition to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Project Sole, which has collected more than 11,000 shoes at Run For Your Lives races, is also a charitable partner. Athletic apparel company, Warwear is the title sponsor for Run For Your Lives, and Subaru of America has signed on as a sponsor for the second year in a row.
About Run For Your Lives
Run For Your Lives is the brainchild of Reed Street Productions, a Maryland-based limited liability company formed in February 2011. Run For Your Lives launched in October 2011 in Darlington, Md., and attracted more than 10,000 participants and spectators. In 2012, Reed Street took the race national, launching in more than a dozen locations across the U.S. Each race takes participants through a series of manmade and natural obstacles over a 5K zombie-infested course. Racers, wearing a flag football-like belt with three flags, must make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line with at least one flag remaining to complete the race as a survivor. Survivors and newly-created “zombies” – those who finish without flags – are able to celebrate at the Apocalypse Party, a post-race event that features live and local entertainment, music, vendors, food, beverages, and of course, zombies. For more information about Run For Your Lives, please visit www.runforyourlives.com.
SOURCE Reed Street Productions