Runner Rules 

A few guidelines to make your race day go smoothly:


  • If all of your flags have been taken, you are NOT automatically transformed into a zombie and you may NOT take another runner’s flags, chase other runners, or pick up flags off the ground.  Zombie transformation occurs AFTER you’ve crossed the finish line (the virus needs time to take effect after infection).

  • Direct and intentional physical contact with any runner or zombie is strictly prohibited. You are not to touch, hit, punch, tackle, roundhouse kick, elbow drop, slap, scratch, pinch, spit on, bite, or do anything harmful to the physical health of our zombies or other runners…. no matter how frightened you may be.  Those in violation of this rule will automatically be disqualified and potentially escorted off of the grounds, without refund.

  • If you skip an obstacle or tuck your flags into your clothing, you are automatically disqualified from any prizes at the end of the race.   Regardless of the outcome, please make sure that we get your flag belt back from you.

  • Flags are to be visible to course officials and zombies (not covered by long clothing) and to be worn on the sides of the body.

  • Participants must wear their Run of the Dead Bracelet at all times.  Participants will not be allowed to race without an official bracelet & number.

  • Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your wave start time to allow for ample time to complete the race day registration process.

  • Line up at least 10 minutes before your race wave at the start line.  Waves close 10 minutes after runners begin to cross the “Start” line.  You must run in the wave that you are assigned to.  Your wave will be identified when you register.

  • Visibly intoxicated guests will not be allowed to participate in the race.  Please arrive to your wave time SOBER.

  • Runners must be 15 years of age or older by race day in order to participate. If you are under the age of 18 you MUST have your parent or guardian present at registration and they must sign a special waver as well.