On July 20th zombies will be taking over the Cochrane Agricultural Society arena in an event called Zombie Survivor. Zombie Survivor is a 5 km race, with a twist; you will have to overcome obstacles and survive the zombies. You can even sign up to be one of the zombies and the people at Zombie Survivor will do your zombie make up.
Each runner in Zombie Survivor will have 5 flags (or lives) to complete the race with. Perhaps you are sitting there, thinking to yourself, “But I don’t want the zombies to eat my brains”. Well, you don’t need to worry this event is just for fun and contact between the zombies and runners is strictly prohibited the zombies will only be trying to get your flags. Even if you lose all of your flags you can still finish the race but you will have to live with the fact that you didn’t survive Zombie Survivor.
When I first heard about this event I wondered if these zombies will be fast zombies like the ones from 28 Days Later or will they be slow zombies like the ones from Dawn of the Dead. These zombies will be similar to the zombies from The Walking Dead. You may run into hoards of zombies, or even some faster zombies, however most of the zombies will be slow moving classic zombies.
I have already signed up for this event and I think that this is probably going to be one of the best things I will be doing all summer. We all know how predictable Calgary’s weather is but regardless of the weather this event will still take place. A portion of the proceeds will be going to a local charity. The charity has not been picked yet but you can suggest one by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are going to sign up for this event well I have a treat for you. Use the promo code “zombiedan” and you will get 5% off. You can sign up at http://www.zombiesurvivor.ca/
I hope to see you there.
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