Run for your life! The Claremont Zombie Run is happening soon and those who aren’t careful could turn into flesh-eating corpses, or worse, miss out on all the fun! If you watch AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” participate in Humans v. Zombies, or keep a survival duffel stashed away for a “rainy apocalyptic day,” then this race is perfect for you.
Blood bath begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden here in Claremont. The garden is comprised of a dense maze filled with zombies at every turn ready to devour you (or to just steal your flag).
Individuals will be let into the maze in waves beginning at 7 a.m. with new waves happening every 10-15 minutes. Make sure to get there early, though, as registration for the race is at an unprecedented high. For people who prefer to do their zombie combat in groups, there will be designated times for teams to enter into the treacherous maze.
Those who make it through the maze with their flag belt still intact receive a complementary beverage. Individuals who are 21+ will get a drink from Dale Bros Brewery and anyone under 21 will get a drink from one of the many drink booths. Cheers to survival!
Don’t fret over losing all of your lives though, because everyone at the race, whether alive or undead, gets to attend the fun post-race party! There will be music, food, activities, photo opportunities, and local vendors. Who knew a zombie party could be so lively?
The race also has a charitable element to it, as some of the proceeds will be going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Red Cross.
Registration is currently open and those interested in signing up should do so soon because tickets become more expensive closer to the race date. All registered runners will receive an unlimited number of times to make it through the course, a free event t-shirt, and a free pass for that same day to the Rancho Santa Ana general gardens.
For more information, go to claremontzombierun.com.