Special Olympics New York Introduces Zombie Run to Long Island


On November 2, 2013, participants will run for their lives to escape the zombie apocalypse at Brady Park in Massapequa Park to benefit Special Olympics New York!

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Long Island, NY – July 26th, 2013 – On November 2, 2013, participants will run for their lives to escape the zombie apocalypse at Brady Park in Massapequa Park to benefit Special Olympics New York! The rUNDEAD is a 5k run, in which runners start off with a flag belt and three flags representing their lifelines.  Zombies will be stationed throughout the course attempting to take these one at a time.  Once a runner loses all three flags, they are “dead” and the zombies have won.  While the runner can still finish the race, they will not be eligible for awards or prizes. 


Runners can register in two different ways – the competitive “Fast Food” group or the non-competitive “All You Can Eat” group.  You can register online as an individual or a team in advance for $40 per person at www.therundead.org or sign up that day for $60.  Each runner will receive access to the course, race day festivities and an official rUNDEAD race day t-shirt.


Those who do not wish to run have the option of registering to become a zombie!  Each zombie will be transformed in our “Mob Tent” the morning of the event.  Zombies have the option of registering as a “Hunter” who can chase runners or a “Crawler” who can stumble, walk or shuffle after their prey to try and steal their flags.  You can register as an individual or a team in advance for $40 or $60 day of to join the mob!  Each zombie will receive their official transformation, a rUNDEAD race day t-shirt, participation in race day festivities and the thrill of the chase!


Race day registration will begin at 8:30am, with the waves of the race starting at 10:30am


Z100 is the official radio partner. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to be involved in this new, exciting event, please contact Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465ext. 12 or jcantone@nyso.org.


Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 61,582 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world.  Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports - at no cost the athlete, their families or caregivers.