Reed Street Productions, creators of the zombie-infested 5K obstacle race, Run for Your Lives, says it will double its races in 2013 – expanding to 21 locations, including nine yet-to-be-invaded cities. It will begin in South Florida on April 27.
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 –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.
“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.”
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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.
Run For Your Lives is the brainchild of Reed Street Productions, a Maryland-based company formed in Feb. 2011.