About This EventDEADWOODS forest will once again be riddled with the staggering corpses of the undead as runners work to stay alive for 3.11 miles. Come join us for great family fun as all chaos breaks loose for the ZOMBIE BOLT. This time we’re including obstacles!
The RaceChances are, you’ve seen at least one good zombie movie where people are running to keep their brains. Join us for 3.1 grueling miles of undead smiles as you weave in and out of post-apocalyptic fury through DEADWOODS Forest in Luther, Oklahoma. The goal is simple: stay alive by keeping at least one of your flags until the end. This should be a bit easier with the new Regeneration Stations which are scattered across the obstacle course.You begin simply by making a decision, life or death. Do you choose to risk it all in the race as a live runner, dodging undead with cat-like agility? Or do you suit up with the inglorious brain-hungry heroes of the day as either a Limper, Wanderer or Bolter? There are winners on both sides but you must choose one.
You can brag to your fellow runners as to your inspiring agility, crazy speed and stealth cunning. Runners will wear flags and run the entire course. Zombies will get dressed up, made up and have the opportunity to either run most of the course and grab flags (Bolters), grab flags within a designated area only (Limpers), or just be on the course to watch the fun without caring about anything (Wanderers). Heck, even non-runners can enjoy this event!
Running for your life
Runners have one job…don’t get caught. You’ll be wearing two flags (think flag football) that represent your lives. Finish the race with either one flag intact to “stay alive”. Win the day with the lowest time while remaining “alive” and become “The Fastest Living Runner“! Yeah, I’m pretty sure no other race has a cool sounding, cheesy trophy like this. Be one of the first three men or women to finish alive and get a sweet trophy. The rest of us get the ABSOLUTE coolest medals I’ve ever seen for a race to remember it. Think like Daryl from the Walking Dead. Crazy cool!
This is an outdoor race through DEADWOODS Forest in Luther, OK. There are PLENTY of obstacles on the course and a few hills. Remember that it isn’t just the track, but the zombies chasing you on the track that make it tough. We will have a few Zombie-free zones on the path to give you a chance to rest and hit the Regeneration Stations to get some life back.
While it’s not going to be a beautiful day in Mr. Rogers neighborhood, it is rumored that he might make a presence. Won’t you be mine?
How to be a Zombie
Of the three things you wanted to be when you grew up, we know the first…a zombie! Now thanks to an untimely bite on the arm, your wish has been granted! The choice is yours as to what kind of zombie you want to be.
Type I: The Wanderer
The Wanderer will wander around the course with little concern for runners. Consider it your audition for the next big zombie film!
- You will stay on a specific part of the course the entire duration of the race.
- You will not have to run ANY of the 3.11 mile course. Spend training time watching zombie flicks in preparation for your audition with a real Hollywood director (real Hollywood director not included)!
Type II: The Limper
For the slow at heart (and body), this is your ticket! Choose to be a Limper and you will be assigned to a section of the course. You can stand, limp, stagger, or just growl as long as you don’t run. Your job is to grab runner flags that are too close for comfort. As the saying goes, “Spare the flag, spoil the runner!” or something like that.
- You will stay on the course the entire length of the race
- You will not run ANY of the 3.11 mile course. Spend training time polishing off a round of donuts!
- Grab flags, look scary, have fun!
Type III: The Bolter
The Bolter is the ultimate zombie. They will pursue the runners for most of the full 3.11 miles of the course.
- You get to chase people without going into police custody.
- You have free reign to terrorize any and all areas of the course (except the zombie-free zones).
- Chase people, take flags. Crunch all you want, we’ll send more runners!
- NOTICE: These runners aren’t going to eat themselves. Yeah, you probably should train a bit to catch the sneaky ones.
The Big Day
Your job on race day is to show up wearing your zombie costume. Yes, you do need a costume. It can be typical zombie casual, or something totally crazy (or clowny). Have fun with it and be creative. After all, zombies don’t really exist so how can you do it wrong?
If you aren’t sure what a zombie looks (or might look) like, then go to the cloud and check out some great sites that can teach you. Being a fan of The Walking Dead, here’s one of my personal favorites.
Show up about 2-3 hours early and our professional (or semi-pro) artists will give you a bit of make-up treatment for that special moment. This time is first-come, first-serve so do NOT complain if you miss it by showing up too late. You’ve been warned!
Rumor is that some directors will be present to get some video of zombies in the forest. Those hanging out early enough will get a chance to immortalize themselves in films they will never see.