Zombie Run

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Brambleton Zombie Run 5k 

presented by 
The Brambleton Town Center

October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the
Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.

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Are you a runner or are you a zombie? You choose!  In this slightly scary timed 5k race, you can race through our tunnels and trails dodging zombies or you can live out your nightmares of being a zombie and chase runners while you try and eat their brains (or flags in this case). 


Runners will receive a flag football belt with 3 flags attached.  You will be released from the starting line in waves and run along Brambleton's 5k course that weaves along our trails and into the tunnels. 
As you make your way, zombies will be there to greet you and try and steal your health (your flags).  

There will be two types of zombies 

  • Chaser Zombies - these zombies are allowed to actually chase you for up to 5 seconds (doesn't seem like much until you have one on your tail). 
  • Creeping Zombies - these zombies will only lunge at you. They won't chase you down the path but they will be good at blocking the path as you run by. 
Runners will complete the course even if they have no flags left. They do not turn into zombies because let's face it, we all know that zombie transformation takes a little time. 



There will be rolling waves of runners leaving from the start line. Wave spots will not be assigned prior to the race. Waves will be approximately 30 people and 3 minutes apart.  You will line up along Willowcreek Way prior to the race, staff will pull 30 people from the line up where they will line up in front of the start line and begin the race. 

RUNNING WITH SOMEONE - If you would like to run with a group, please be together when you begin lining up along Willowcreek.  Staff will ask you how many in your group prior to reaching the start line.  
If you are a Zombie Team, we will try and place you on the trail near each other but keep in mind, you might be spread out down the trail. 



  • race bib
  • event t-shirt - register by October 1st for guaranteed shirt
  • finishers pin stating infected or survivor



  • Fastest Runners that have at least one flag at the end - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Zombies that have the most flags - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place



We request that Zombies must be at least 13 years of age by the day of the race to participate as a Zombie. 
Runners can be any age but we recommend at least 10 and up. 


Pricing will increase as we get closer to the event, so sign-up early!

Runners - up to 1000 people.  You will be released in rolling waves.  

August - $25
September - $30
October - $40

Zombies - up to 300 people.  250 will be Creeping Zombies and 50 will be Chaser Zombies

All times - $15


If you miss online registration, you will be able to register at Packet-Pick-Up at Lost Rhino Retreat between 4:00pm - 7:00 pm or the day of the event at 4:00pm - 4:40pm.



This will be a rain or shine event. In the case of extreme weather, we will postpone to October 28th. 
Registration is non-refundable but may be transferred to another person at no charge if done at least 10 days prior to the event.


  • You cannot deliberately grab, push, hold, or shove a participant. You will be immediately escorted off the course without a refund.  
  • Zombies will need to provide their own clothing/costumes.
  • We will have some make-up on hand and fun stuff to jazz up your costume such as blood and scissors. 
  • Zombies will report to the Zombie Transformation Unit (aka the Corner Clubhouse) by 3:00 pm .
  • We will assign you placement along the course at this time.
  • You must follow the directions of your Zombie Wrangler. 


  • You cannot deliberately grab, push, hold, or shove a participant. You will be immediately escorted off the course without a refund.  
  • You cannot hide or grab back your flags from zombies. (that would be cheating) 
  • Try and remain on the trail.  We understand you might run away from a zombie but please try and make it back to the trail.  
  • If all your flags are taken, still finish the course, you do not become a zombie (yet). 

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