New ‘Zombie Run’ to add undying fun to April 5k race

    Want to get into running, but just can’t find the right motivation? A thumping techno playlist on the iPod is enough for most of us, but sometimes you really need a flesh-eating zombie on your tail to keep you moving. 

    Thank goodness, in that case, for the Zombie Run, coming to Philly on April 7. The 5k race is the creation of Philadelphia college students Andrew Hudis and David Feinman.

    Some background from their website:

    Something has gone horribly wrong. When the military contracted the major biochemical corporation, Polybrook Incorporated, they had hoped C-894 would help injured soldiers regain their strength. They needed some way to run to safety from behind enemy lines. The testing was looking like a success. After countless experiments, C-894 was ready to lend relief.

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    But things didn’t work out according to plan. The chemical not only offered injured soldiers super strength and speed—, it also brought them back from the dead.

    Our friends at Geekadelphia tipped us to this new thematic race. After the inaugural run in Philly, the Zombie Run will pop up in cities all over the country including Louisville, Charlotte and Miami.

    Those zombies sure can move.

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