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Zombie 5K

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Can you survive the zombie outbreak that has happened on Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus? Runners will be given a belt with detachable flags (e.g. football flags) at the beginning of the race and will have to navigate the course attempting to not lose your flags to the hungry zombies. Look for signs and Good Samaritans along the way to help you find your way to the finish line. Runners/walkers can sign up online or mail in their registration paperwork. If registering online and not a current member or affiliated with SIU, an account must be created with online.rec.siu.edu. This is to protect your credit card information. 

As a zombie it is your responsibility to make sure that the zombie population grows! Each human runner will be given a belt with detachable flags (e.g. flag football flags) that you will have to pull in order to grow the zombie population. Zombies will be asked to be slow moving, non-contact other than pulling the runners’ flags, and follow the guidelines of the “zombie zones”.  Individuals who want to participate as zombies are encouraged to wear their scariest costumes and most terrifying makeup. Are you up to the challenge?

Want to be a part of the fun and help save the human race? As a Good Samaritan you will be responsible to help the human runners navigate their way through the race and make sure that the zombies stay in their zones. Come dressed for the weather and help save the humans! We will hold a small Good Samaritan meeting to help you understand the safe zones and make sure the runners do not get lost.  from this event will benefit the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Scholarship.

9 to 3:15 – Zombie makeup: the Rec Center will be offering an opportunity to get their make-up done for free before the race. These are walk in hours, first come first serve.Water and light snacks will be provided during the walk in hours for the zombies.

3 to 3:15 – Zombie volunteers check-in: After check in there will be a small zombie meeting in Alumni Lounge; all zombies will be required to sign a waiver prior to the start of the event. Guardians will be required to sign for children under the age of 18. Good samaritans check-in: Please check in at volunteer desk. After check in there will be a small volunteer meeting in Pool Lounge 1.

3 to 4:15 – Runner check-in / registration: (Arrival time). Please check in at the registration table.

4:30 – Race start time

5:50 – Kids dash: Kids’ Dash will take place directly after the Zombie 5k run, before the awards ceremony. No registration required. To be a part of the Kids’ Dash, stand near the finish line and listen for the announcement for the start of the kids’ dash.

$50 individual rate, $40 per person group rate. Group Rates are available for 4+ individuals. One payment will have to be made for all individuals’ purchases. When you sign up for the race, you will be able to mark down who is in your group, t-shirt sizes, and personal information about the individuals. If you mail in your application, please include all registration forms in the same envelope with the full payment. Runners with incomplete groups (group less than 4 runners) will not be accepted.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Scholarship.




October 26, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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SIU Rec Center
300 E Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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