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(Fox 31 Denver)   'Zombies' at 5K Zombie Run complain event too violent   (kdvr.com) divider line 66
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2013-07-30 11:47:11 PM
It must be; zombies don't run
 
2013-07-31 12:00:06 AM
The only Zombie that matters
drinkingmadeeasy.com
 
2013-07-31 01:24:25 AM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-07-31 01:47:02 AM
What genius thought zombies can run? Besides, a 5k shamble would've made for a hilarious tailgate party.
 
2013-07-31 03:17:42 AM
You know, when I was growing up, there were no Zombies. Except one group of Zombies whose music was played at every school dance, Bar Mitzvah party, any party with dancing, along with Light My Fire.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-31 04:39:42 AM
Paramedics say another zombie had her nose broken when runner in a banana costume, of all things, elbowed or punched her in the face.

I hope the girl is alright and feel badly for her...but damn that must have looked funny as hell when it happened.
 
2013-07-31 04:44:25 AM
Black White Undead people problems.
 
2013-07-31 06:46:24 AM
I did a zombie walk once. Worst thing that happened to me was I got a blister on my foot. This is why zombies don't run.
 
2013-07-31 06:47:55 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only Zombie that matters
[drinkingmadeeasy.com image 500x333]



Oooh, that looks yummy.....I'd like to meet a zombie like that someday! What is the full drink name? Just a Zombie?

/ wonders if it will eat my brains, too?
// sure hopes so
/// third slashie for....BRAINS!
 
2013-07-31 06:49:24 AM
Too bad they can't test participants for a sense of humor beforehand. Autumn Brooks must be a blast at parties.
 
2013-07-31 06:52:32 AM

Crewmannumber6: Too bad they can't test participants for a sense of humor beforehand. Autumn Brooks must be a blast at parties.


Yeah, everyone else already knows that douchebags abound.
 
2013-07-31 06:57:06 AM

ajgeek: What genius thought zombies can run? Besides, a 5k shamble would've made for a hilarious tailgate party.


Clearly you haven't seen the Dawn of the Day reboot.  Those things move pretty fast.
 
2013-07-31 06:57:20 AM
I think these look like fun. We're doing this one in September.
 
2013-07-31 07:13:45 AM
"It was not fun at all," Brooks says. "I had a large guy tackle me over a boulder and just left me there with scrapes, bruises. I wasn't planning on bleeding my own blood that day."
fumbling.com
"You made me bleed my own blood!"
 
2013-07-31 07:15:54 AM
Clearly, the 'zombies' haven't been to one of these adventure races. The participants are absolutely nuts.
 
2013-07-31 07:22:38 AM
I'm not sure if this really qualifies as irony.
 
2013-07-31 07:28:54 AM
Advice to participants: have a blast and don't be a dick.
 
2013-07-31 07:30:38 AM

Jayberrysparklesalot: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only Zombie that matters
[drinkingmadeeasy.com image 500x333]


Oooh, that looks yummy.....I'd like to meet a zombie like that someday! What is the full drink name? Just a Zombie?

/ wonders if it will eat my brains, too?
// sure hopes so
/// third slashie for....BRAINS!


*facepalm*
Visit a Chinese restaurant.
After a few. You'll have an eaten brain.
 
2013-07-31 07:39:04 AM

abhorrent1: I think these look like fun. We're doing this one in September.


I did that last year. It wasn't bad!
 
2013-07-31 07:39:06 AM
Since when do you punch or grapple a zombie?
Lead. To the head. Dead.
But I'm guessing the organisers didn't want that sort of 'fun'.
 
2013-07-31 07:39:38 AM

Jayberrysparklesalot: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only Zombie that matters
[drinkingmadeeasy.com image 500x333]


Oooh, that looks yummy.....I'd like to meet a zombie like that someday! What is the full drink name? Just a Zombie?

/ wonders if it will eat my brains, too?
// sure hopes so
/// third slashie for....BRAINS!


Just a zombie. It's 4 different kinds of rum an a little fruit juice. The bar around the corner took it off the menu right after my 21st birthday.

/There MIGHT be a cause-effect relationship
 
2013-07-31 07:43:38 AM
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2013-07-31 07:43:54 AM

Betep: Jayberrysparklesalot: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only Zombie that matters
[drinkingmadeeasy.com image 500x333]


Oooh, that looks yummy.....I'd like to meet a zombie like that someday! What is the full drink name? Just a Zombie?

/ wonders if it will eat my brains, too?
// sure hopes so
/// third slashie for....BRAINS!

*facepalm*
Visit a Chinese restaurant.
After a few. You'll have an eaten brain.


What's it made of?
 
2013-07-31 07:45:13 AM
I did one of these. it was a lot of fun. Basically a tough 5k with some interesting obstacles. Every participant gets a belt with 3 flags and as you're running, there are zombies all over the place, trying to snatch them off your belt.

I can see why people get carried away with it, mostly because people are stupid.
 
2013-07-31 07:45:25 AM
Simple Solution.

Don't volunteer next time.
 
2013-07-31 07:47:06 AM
NVM Mike_d85 answered already
 
2013-07-31 07:47:44 AM
Its in your head

/zaahaahmbies
 
2013-07-31 07:52:46 AM
I found it funny as hell that this story is from a TV station with the station identification of KDVR....
 
2013-07-31 07:53:55 AM

BHShaman: Don't volunteer next time.



CSB warning:

I volunteered as a zombie once.  It was by accident.  I wanted to run the race, but my wife volunteered us as zombies to get cheaper tickets.  She was a stumbler and I was a chaser--3.5 hours of sprinting after racers on a 90-degree, humid day with no water or snack breaks.  I didn't bother to run the race after my Zombie shift.

Anyway, a woman stationed ahead of us on the course had three of her fingers sprained (one at a time, ouch) by overly aggressive runners.  I watched four people twist or sprain their ankles and end their race on the narrow, muddy, and uneven stretch of course below me.  The whole thing just struck me as a bad idea and I would not volunteer again or ever run one.

But it was worth it for the pictures.

lh4.googleusercontent.com

/CSB
 
2013-07-31 07:55:37 AM

INeedAName: I did one of these. it was a lot of fun. Basically a tough 5k with some interesting obstacles. Every participant gets a belt with 3 flags and as you're running, there are zombies all over the place, trying to snatch them off your belt.

I can see why people get carried away with it, mostly because people are stupid.


Yeah, the Baltimore MD Run For Your Lives (1st in that series) was set up like that - waist flags instead of balloons. The rules are really strong about not hurting the zombies since they're not, you know, actually zombies, they're dressed-up volunteers. Too bad Denver had so many jerks. Lighten up Denver!

And the zombies don't run, the people do. There are hordes or clots of zombies along the way, especially at choke points. It's also an obstacle course, so there are lots of choke points. And mud. Red mud.

The volunteer zombies
 
2013-07-31 07:56:22 AM
I've done a few of these, and participants can get carried away.

Fun fact:  there is a phenomenon that volunteer zombies find distasteful called "junking".  In Junking, a runner will wrap one of the flags between his legs so that zombies will be reluctant to touch his junk.  I'm considering doing my next one in nothing but running shoes, a speedo and a coat of baby oil for this reason.

/run for your life is wicked cool, but wildly overpriced.
//beware of imitators
///lookin' at you, Harpers Ferry West Virginina.
 
2013-07-31 07:57:35 AM

tentaculistic: And the zombies don't run, the people do


I had one chase me for the better part of half a mile.  Dead son of a biatch.
 
2013-07-31 07:58:09 AM
...
The volunteer zombies were really artistic, some of them. One guy was a "legless" zombie, so he lay on the cold October ground and scrabbled at the dirt. The ground was pretty torn up in his vicinity, so he had obviously been there for awhile. That's dedication!
 
2013-07-31 07:58:54 AM

that was my nickname in highschool: BHShaman: Don't volunteer next time.


CSB warning:

I volunteered as a zombie once.  It was by accident.  I wanted to run the race, but my wife volunteered us as zombies to get cheaper tickets.  She was a stumbler and I was a chaser--3.5 hours of sprinting after racers on a 90-degree, humid day with no water or snack breaks.  I didn't bother to run the race after my Zombie shift.

Anyway, a woman stationed ahead of us on the course had three of her fingers sprained (one at a time, ouch) by overly aggressive runners.  I watched four people twist or sprain their ankles and end their race on the narrow, muddy, and uneven stretch of course below me.  The whole thing just struck me as a bad idea and I would not volunteer again or ever run one.

But it was worth it for the pictures.

[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 800x600]

/CSB


I was also a zombie volunteer - mostly fun but, like people have mentioned, some people take things too seriously (both runners and zombies).  Also, for runners, if you think clustering your flags in your crotch area will discourage zombies from trying to take them, you're in for a bit of a shock.
 
2013-07-31 08:01:30 AM

CarnySaur: Also, for runners, if you think clustering your flags in your crotch area will discourage zombies from trying to take them, you're in for a bit of a shock.


I put them there cause I want them to grab them.
 
2013-07-31 08:04:12 AM

abhorrent1: CarnySaur: Also, for runners, if you think clustering your flags in your crotch area will discourage zombies from trying to take them, you're in for a bit of a shock.

I put them there cause I want them to grab them.


I wonder if there'll eventually be a story about a guy getting one of his testicles ripped off.
 
2013-07-31 08:04:18 AM

CarnySaur: I was also a zombie volunteer - mostly fun but, like people have mentioned, some people take things too seriously (both runners and zombies).  Also, for runners, if you think clustering your flags in your crotch area will discourage zombies from trying to take them, you're in for a bit of a shock.



Yeah, that only worked on me for the first half hour.  Then I went extra aggressive against the crotch flaggers.

I hate cheaters.
 
2013-07-31 08:13:36 AM
I don't think some runners quite realize that when you add what is essentially flag football to the course, running ceases to be a non-contact sport. Add to that the fact that some runners are ridiculously competitive and you're going to start seeing injuries as runners who are used to running in a bubble overreact.
 
2013-07-31 08:15:30 AM

tentaculistic: INeedAName: I did one of these. it was a lot of fun. Basically a tough 5k with some interesting obstacles. Every participant gets a belt with 3 flags and as you're running, there are zombies all over the place, trying to snatch them off your belt.

I can see why people get carried away with it, mostly because people are stupid.

Yeah, the Baltimore MD Run For Your Lives (1st in that series) was set up like that - waist flags instead of balloons. The rules are really strong about not hurting the zombies since they're not, you know, actually zombies, they're dressed-up volunteers. Too bad Denver had so many jerks. Lighten up Denver!

And the zombies don't run, the people do. There are hordes or clots of zombies along the way, especially at choke points. It's also an obstacle course, so there are lots of choke points. And mud. Red mud.

The volunteer zombies


Nice. I think mine was up in Harford county.
 
2013-07-31 08:19:56 AM

fireclown: tentaculistic: And the zombies don't run, the people do

I had one chase me for the better part of half a mile.  Dead son of a biatch.


Yeah in the Run for your lives video the Zombies are running. That's bad news for me. I have 2 months to get in shape or I aint gonna live through it.
 
2013-07-31 08:21:00 AM
Sorry, if I spent 6 hours on my makeup and prosthetics for your event, and some yahoo decides to mess my shiat up 20 minutes into a 4 hour event, I'm gonna go OFF on someone.


/Yes, it happens at every zombie walk/run/shamble/crawl
 
2013-07-31 08:26:22 AM
Try working at a haunted house, you will get punched in the face.
 
2013-07-31 08:28:04 AM

khhsdude: Try working at a haunted house, you will get punched in the face.


Often
 
2013-07-31 08:35:56 AM
These things looked like fun, but right away I knew someone would get overly aggressive....

Maybe they should give the runners those foam noodle/tube things.  If they smack a zombie, the zombie has to back off a couple of feet.  That makes groups of zombies more 'dangerous'.
 
2013-07-31 08:38:58 AM

Mr_H: These things looked like fun, but right away I knew someone would get overly aggressive....

Maybe they should give the runners those foam noodle/tube things.  If they smack a zombie, the zombie has to back off a couple of feet.  That makes groups of zombies more 'dangerous'.


So... now its a NERO Larp.

Sounds like a blast.
 
2013-07-31 08:45:34 AM
DanZeroIt must be; zombies don't run This show says you're wrong: blogs.independent.co.uk
 
2013-07-31 08:53:15 AM

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Advice For life: don't be a dick.


fixd
 
2013-07-31 08:58:29 AM

tentaculistic: INeedAName: I did one of these. it was a lot of fun. Basically a tough 5k with some interesting obstacles. Every participant gets a belt with 3 flags and as you're running, there are zombies all over the place, trying to snatch them off your belt.

I can see why people get carried away with it, mostly because people are stupid.

Yeah, the Baltimore MD Run For Your Lives (1st in that series) was set up like that - waist flags instead of balloons. The rules are really strong about not hurting the zombies since they're not, you know, actually zombies, they're dressed-up volunteers. Too bad Denver had so many jerks. Lighten up Denver!

And the zombies don't run, the people do. There are hordes or clots of zombies along the way, especially at choke points. It's also an obstacle course, so there are lots of choke points. And mud. Red mud.

The volunteer zombies


At the Run for Your Lives events, they have zombies that most definitely run.  Actually, you have chase zombies and shuffler zombies, depending on what you sign up to be, and they mix them up throughout the course.

The first Run for Your Lives event I did, I dressed up as Ash from Army of Darkness, with the cloak, gauntlet, etc. but no boomstick. : (  Can't say that I was too happy about the dark, fogged-filled shock box, as I was zapped pretty good on my forehead while crawling on my hands and knees. Anyway, I made it to the last zombie zone with one flag left, unfortunately for me if was filled with a horde of young, fast zombies bouncing a soccer ball around. I didn't stand a chance as I was in a very small group and they zeroed in on me. Anyway, here's video I shot with my Countour camera, complete with music and sound bites from Army of Darkness for those of you with nothing better to do.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH547BTL27o

The second Run for Your Lives event I did, I dressed as a zombie clown, and I was gonna chase people down relentlessly. They warn zombies and runners that they cannot be overly physical and aggressive, meaning no shoving, stiff-arming, etc. But you just knew you were gonna encounter some douchebags that took it too far. Those were easy to spot and the most fun to chase. I actually grabbed a guy's flag only to see that he had actually tied it to his belt. Really? People feel the need to cheat in a zombie fun race? Anyway, I made him un-tie the belt and hand it over. Not on my zombie watch baby!

All in all, they're fun races. I had a fun and will mostly likely do another.
 
2013-07-31 09:03:15 AM

chewielouie: Anyway, I made him un-tie the belt and hand it over. Not on my zombie watch baby!


Well done.
 
2013-07-31 09:03:48 AM
I can see this happening.  Runners are there to run, maybe be the first to cross the finish the line.  Zombies are there to "kill you" and prevent you from successfully finishing the race.

I think it's totally weak of the runners to clobber women. I am sure they saw them and thought they'd get a little rough with an easy target.  Shove a guy of comparable size to you and you might have a fist fight on your hands.

I'll cite two things to back up my claim.  Remember the water balloon fight in NYC a few years ago?  It was a flash mob event, and a woman squirted a guy who was there for the fun (or maybe not).  He chased her down and threw a shoryuken up side her head.  If a man would have squirted him, would he feel so ballsy?

The Stanford prison experiment and the blue-eyed/brown-eyed experiment.  Maybe to some people it's easy to identify zombies as inhuman and therefore it's appropriate to throw an elbow in their face during a fun game.

I've seen it before, late hits, chin music, bonus balling.  Some people can be complete a-holes when they're in the zone or just have an opportunity to be an a-hole.
 
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