On July 14, Colorado was infested by the Run For Your Lives 5K zombie obstacle course at Thunder Valley Motor Cross in Lakewood.
The course included hurdles, water slides, barbed wire, tons of mud, and of course, zombies. Zombies were placed between the different obstacles and their job was to infect runners (by capturing their “health flags”, much like flag football). The runners were released in different waves throughout the day.
Registration to be either a runner or a zombie took place well before the race, but spots sold out quickly with only spectator tickets available on race day.
Elite Race Management was in charge of the official timing of the runners. Runners that completed the race with at least one of their “health flags” were considered alive and eligible for prizes, while runners with no flags were deemed infected. Results are posted at www.eliteracemanagement.com.