Apocalypse Now

Let's face it, zombies aren't exactly fleet afoot even under the best of circumstances

Posted on 10.03.13 – Insider, People & Places

Let’s face it, zombies aren’t exactly fleet afoot even under the best of circumstances. But on Nov. 2 they will have added hurdles—as well as cargo nets, climbing walls and lots and lots of water—when the Mud Dog Run Zombie Edition comes back to Crumland Farms. The 5K run will feature runners who will not only have to negotiate the challenging course obstacles but also avoid zombies trying to pull flags off their bodies. To stay alive, runners must run with at least one flag … or risk becoming part of the undead.

At the end of the race, runners and zombies alike are welcome to celebrate at the End of the World party with great food, drinks and local music. All ages are welcome to attend, but to be a runner or zombie you must be at least 12 years old. For runners under the age of 18, a signed waiver by a parent or guardian is required.

Frederick Magazine is a proud sponsor of Mud Dog Run Zombie Edition. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Rotary Club of Frederick’s international Lifetime Wells project, which has been providing running, potable water sources for villages in Ghana and Tanzania since 2006. The goal of the event is to raise $4,000 to cover the cost of drilling one well in Ghana.

Online registration will be closed on Oct. 30, so don’t miss out on the ghoulish fun. For more information, including runner and zombie registration, go to www.clickitevents.com/muddogrun-zombieedition.html.