New York City's Zombie Marathon

Posted: Apr. 17th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Run For Your Life 5K

Apparently the walking dead have been binging on granola bars and Red Bull because they're going to be invading a 5k run in New York City come June. Titled rUNDEAD, the 5k pits runners against zombies who are just trying to satiate their hunger, making for an exceptionally fun athletic event.

Zombies are coming to Staten Island on June 15 as part of a 5K fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

The rUNDEAD Fresh Kills Zombie Run will challenge participants to run through a trail at the Staten Island site of the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds while avoiding attacks from nearby zombies. The Special Olympics New York is an organization providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The rUNDEAD series began in Saratoga in October 2012. The first event attracted over 1,000 participants and raised nearly $30,000. This year the rUNDEAD 5K will take place in Staten Island as part of its expansion to various areas within New York State.


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Carolyn Hsu
Carolyn Hsu is the New York Correspondent for JustLuxe and has been beauty, fashion, and travel editor at The Daily Obsession and a freelance writer... Luxury NEWS >