Blood Thirsty Zombies Are Ready for Runners at the 4th Annual Zombie Run 5K this Saturday at The Great Escape


Join the over 250 racers who have put their “lives” on the line to match up against zombies and ghouls in the 4nd Annual Zombie Run 5K at The Great Escape.  Racers will be given three flags signifying lives and let loose on a zombie infested 5K course. The hungry zombies have one goal – to pull the participant’s flags.   Runners keeping their lives are eligible for great prizes; the less fortunate will become zombie bait.

 Your primary goal is simple– don’t die! Your secondary goal is to cross the finish line alive in our zombie infested 5K race benefiting the American Red Cross.

Before the race, you will be given a flag belt that must be tied around your waist and worn with one flag on each hip and one flag on your lower back. These flags represent your lives. It is your goal to finish the race with at least 1 life flag. It is the zombies’ goal to take all of your lives and maybe a limb or two. Just like in a video game, once all 3 of your lives are gone, you “die”, which means:

You must suffer the shame & embarrassment of knowing that you are not fit enough to survive a real zombie apocalypse!

In the event you lose all three lives, you will still be able to complete the course and receive an official Zombie Run 5K time and finishers medal. Awards will given to the first male & female finishers and the first male & female survivors to cross the finish line with at least one life flag attached.

Regardless of race outcome, all participants and spectators are invited to the post-race Survival Bash at Thunder Alley.

Individual Registration:

All for one and one for all, challenge yourself with ultimate test against the these Vicious zombies. Individual registration is $45.00 per person and includes Race Entry, Parking, Admission to the Great Escape, T-Shirt, Survival Bash, Post Race Food and Beverages and Participation Award.

Team Registration:

Increase your chance of survival by competing as a team. Grab your friends (or foes) and see if there really is safety in numbers. Teams of 10 or more $35.00 per person plus tax and collectively raise a minimum of $300 in charitable donations to benefit the American Red Cross Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter.*

Season Pass & Lodge Guest Registration:

See if you have what it takes to stay live while being swarmed by flesh eating zombies. Season Pass holders and Lodge guests will receive a discounted ticket rate of $25.00 per person plus tax. Season Passes or valid Lodge wristband must be present at check in or an additional $20.00 will be required.

Survival Bash includes:

  • Race Awards Ceremony
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Post Race Food and Beverages (Bagels, bananas, apples, cookies, powerade and water)
  • One Beer Coupon for all Racers 21+ (with valid ID).

Saturday, October 10:

  • Check In:          8:00 a.m.
  • Race Start:       10:00 a.m.
  • Survival Bash:  12:00 p.m


DETAILS:              The primary goal is simple– don’t die! The secondary goal is to cross the finish line in this zombie infested 5K race.

  •   Registration is open through October 9 at
  •   Adult runners are $45 plus tax, Season Pass holder $25 plus tax
  •   Spectators are $35 plus tax
  •   All registrations include admission to the park for Fright Fest, t-shirt, medal, one beverage and a post-race snack.
  •   Visit for more Zombie Run info.