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Northern California Zombie Run For Your Lives 2014

April 12, 2014

Solano County Fairgrounds

900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA, United States

Use discount code RFYL13 for $5 off your registration


April 12, 2014

Add to Calendar 04/12/2014 09:00 AM 04/12/2014 11:00 AM Northern California Zombie Run For Your Lives 2014 Run For Your Lives
Solano County Fairgrounds
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA, United States Run For Your Lives mail@mudrunguide.com use-title true MM/DD/YYYY

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Each wave will consist of about 500 people. Wave releases will be designed to give the participant the ultimate experience.


Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

3.1 miles


Run For Your Lives

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Average rating: 2.11 / 5 from 38 reviews.

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Use discount code RFYL13 for $5 off your registration


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Cost & Pricing:

$49-$79The price is determined by the amount of tickest sold, so the earlier you buy, the cheaper the ticket price! If you want to save money, don’t delay and enter now!

We have a strict no-refund policy. However, we do honor ticket transfers prior to the registration deadline.
Participant Trasnfers: $10. Location Transfers: $15

What You Get / What's Included:

  • A moisture-wicking Warwear event performance tee
  • One free beer (or regular drink)
  • Race Medal to signify your survival (or zombie transformation)
  • Access to 'Safe Zone'
  • Admittance to the Apocalypse Partyrty
  • Racing Bib

For each race in 2013, our medals will signify survival. An “Alive” medal will be given to all runners who successfully cross the finish line with at least one flag intact. Participants who cross the finish line with no remaining flags will receive a “Dead” medal signifying their zombie transformation.

Course Description:

Run For Your Lives is the world’s first interactive zombie-infested obstacle race experience. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, zombies. There will be a start line, and a finish line, but what happens in between is up to you. There are multiple routes to reach the finish. Choose wisely, or your 5k might turn into a 10k.

Before the race, you will be given a flag belt, just like the overly intimidating game of flag football. These flags represent your health.
The zombies want to take your flags and maybe eat your brains.
If you lose all your health flags, you are infected with the zombie virus, and the zombies win.
Health bonuses will be hidden throughout the course. In these health packs will be extra flags. Take the flags and carry them to the finish line, but leave the health pack, it doesn’t count as a flag.
There will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles that will be physically challenging, but not impossible. The obstacles will test your strength, speed and the cooperation between you and your fellow hopeful survivors. Work as a team. There will be mud, water and maybe some blood. You will need to climb, crawl, duck and dive your way to the finish line. Oh and there will be a bunch of flesh-starved undead on your tail. Our obstacles are designed to help runners escape the zombies’ clutches, so skipping an obstacle may not be in your best favor. Runners may choose NOT to complete an obstacle, BUT any runner who skips an obstacle will not have truly survived the apocalypse.
There will be zombies. Their job is to chase you and eat you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Avoid the zombies to keep your health flags.
Use speed, strategy and a solid group of your closest allies to make it to the FINISH LINE “alive” with at least ONE FLAG INTACT (or a health bonus pack). If you finish with zero health flags, this means the zombies have successfully transformed you into the “undead.”

Aid Stations:

Course officials and medical staff will be present during the entire event. If you get hurt, our highly trained EMT staff will work swiftly to patch you up. Most courses will have water station.


Awards for the top 3 male and female in each age bracket

  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40+
There will be a separate military division for our active-duty participants
In order to qualify for placement within any division, you will need to cross the finish line with at least one health flag intact, or be in posession of a health bonus.


Spectators are free!!!! You will receive:

  • Access to select spectator viewing areas throughout course
  • Memories and/or pictures of your racing friends being scared to death
  • Prime people-watching opportunities
  • The best (and last) night of your life!
  • The feeling of regret that you didn’t run the race


$10 per vehicle. Parking will be provided at each event. The parking location will be announced when more information is available. There will be a $10 dollar fee per vehicle. We suggest you carpool, there’s safety in numbers.

Post Party:

Apocalypse Party You have survived the zombie invasion (for now).
So celebrate your last night with live entertainment, celebrity appearances, games, zombie/people-watching, and much more. Food and adult beverages will be available, in addition to unique vendors and all things zombie. There will be around 15 awesome bands there…  be prepared to get your groove on.
Running from zombies not your thing? You can still party like it’s the end of the world with the Apocalypse Pass


Register as a Zombie for only $40! You get:

  • Professional Zombie Transformation - Our team of top-notch makeup artists and wardrobe personnel will turn you into a disgusting zombie.  The entire transformation process will take about 20 minutes and will be the kick-off to one of the craziest days of your life.
  • Zombie T-Shirt - All zombies will receive a special Zombie Horde T-Shirt.  This Tee has been custom designed for our Zombie Horde and will not be sold or given out anywhere else.
  • Discounted Race on Event Day - Every zombie will have the option of racing for an additional $45 on event day. You will receive a flag belt so you can fully experience what it’s like to switch positions on the food chain.
  • Apocalypse Pass - Zombies will gain free access to the Apocalypse Party. So once you finish your shift and sign out you can go enjoy the live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and fun activities.
  • Camping Pass - All zombies will have the option of camping at night for free.  Please just refrain from eating our other campers.
  • One Free Beverage (Includes Beer) - You will receive one free beverage ticket up finishing your zombie shift.  What better way is there to celebrate your inevitable undead victory than by sipping on an ice cold brew.
  • Snacks and Drinks at the Zombie Transformation Center (ZTC) - The ZTC will be stocked with snacks and drinks all day.  
  • A Race Medal - You’ll have earned it.
  • Free Parking - All registered zombies will receive free parking on event day.
The ZTC is where our zombies will undergo their full zombie transformation.  This transformation includes wardrobe, make up and zombie training.  When you leave the ZTC you will officially be a member of The Zombie Horde.  You can kiss humanity goodbye, at least for a few hours. Zombies will be required to perform on our course during one of three shifts. After a zombie shift, they can enjoy the Apocalypse Party!

Our undead chasers will be transformed at our Zombie Transformation Center (ZTC). They’ll be on the course to chase you and grab your health flags. Our zombies will be fed right before the race, but please remember: Zombies will not physically contact any runner other than in attempt to pull a health flag. Direct physical contact (pulling, grabbing, pushing, striking, etc.) between zombies and runners will not be permitted. Do not taunt the zombies with your brains– that’s just plain mean.

Zombie Rules:
  • Direct and intentional physical contact with any runner is strictly prohibited.  All of those in violation of this rule will be ineligible for your zombie perks and will be escorted off of the grounds without a refund.  
  • You are to never grab more than one flag from a runner.
  • You are never to grab a flag from a runner if they are waiting to complete an obstacle or while on/in an obstacle.
  • You must obey your zombie group leader at all times.  Trust them, they will lead you to a glorious undead victory.
  • Stumbler zombies are never to run and chase down a runner.
  • Chaser zombies must run and chase runners during their shift.
  • A zombie must complete his/her shift in order to receive the zombie perks.  This includes signing in when you arrive and signing out when you have completed your shift.
  • Any visibly intoxicated zombies will not be allowed to participate and will not receive any of the zombie perks.
  • All zombies must be 14 years of age or older by race day in order to participate.
We recommend you arrive at least 2 hours before your wave time to allow time for parking, packet pickup, and travel to the starting line.
Gear check will be available for racers to check their belongings in during the race.
Costumes are encouraged!
You will be covered in mud, zombie guts, body parts, and other apocalyptic liquids after the race so bring a towel and change of clothing (especially socks and clean shoes to change into). We will have a “decontamination zone” and changing rooms at the event so you can clean off and enjoy yourself.
No pets are allowed into the event grounds. Not even if they’re trained to hunt zombies.
Runners must be 14 years of age or older by race day in order to participate.


We highly recommend racing with a group of trusted allies. This is the Zombie Apocalypse, remember? There are no team based awards, just the satisfaction of knowing which friends can be trusted during the end of the world and individual “dead” or “alive” medals.

Coupons / Discount Codes:

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