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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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2013-07-31 09:19:27 AM
This is why I prefer the more sedate "Zombie Walk" events. Everyone's already a zombie. The only drama comes from the religious protesters who insist their zombie is the only one that matters.
 
2013-07-31 09:22:01 AM
All the reports I've heard from people attending say that the runners apparently always freak out (at least a percentage of them) and the zombies take some damage.
 
2013-07-31 09:29:01 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.

My strategy was to leave my own remaining flag directly behind me. The zombie players ignore you if they think you've already been killed, so I'd jog lightly into a crowd and shrug, by the time they realized I was still alive I was already past.

Of course this backfired on me when I got stuck behind a bottleneck of slow people on a trail and got picked off from behind.
 
2013-07-31 09:38:37 AM
Another fine example of the asshole quotient in action. For those of you not familiar with the asshole quotient, it's a mathematical theorem I developed that says, "As the number of people in any given area or activity increases, the probability that some asshole will fark it up for everyone approaches 1."
 
2013-07-31 09:51:36 AM
You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy
 
2013-07-31 09:59:51 AM

maliklockett: You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy


It's not for nothing.  You still spent your afternoon fleeing zombies and drinking beer instead of hanging around the house watching ESPN or cat videos.  The prize is doing it.  I've never won a half marathon or a marathon, and I'm not going to because I'm over forty and not Kenyan.  But I still do it.
 
2013-07-31 10:20:29 AM

maliklockett: You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy


You still finish the race and get your official time, the only difference is whether your medal says "alive" or "dead".
 
2013-07-31 10:36:49 AM
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2013-07-31 10:38:14 AM
Can someone explain to me what this big fascination with zombies the last year or so is all about? I like a good zombie movie as much as the next guy but when did all this become such a trend?
 
2013-07-31 10:39:21 AM

maliklockett: You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy


Not getting killed is part of the fun with a Tough Mudder.
 
2013-07-31 01:08:03 PM

Hawnkee: maliklockett: You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy

Not getting killed is part of the fun with a Tough Mudder.


I thought not getting dysentery was part of the fun with a Tough Mudder.
 
2013-07-31 01:30:23 PM

ReapTheChaos: Can someone explain to me what this big fascination with zombies the last year or so is all about? I like a good zombie movie as much as the next guy but when did all this become such a trend?


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2013-07-31 02:38:05 PM
I did the Run For Your Life in Austin and it was a blast. I know people get crazy when they run. I got stuck in the mud and lost my shoe and the zombies let me pass by.
 
2013-07-31 07:41:13 PM

CarnySaur: Hawnkee: maliklockett: You expect someone to train for a 5K only to get "killed" halfway through the race so all that training and effort would have been for nothing?

I am not surprised the runners get a little crazy crazy

Not getting killed is part of the fun with a Tough Mudder.

I thought not getting dysentery was part of the fun with a Tough Mudder.


That's called a perk.
 
2013-07-31 09:38:14 PM
My sister and I went to the Austin Run for Your Lives event last year.  We ran the race ourselves, then came back to work a shift as zombies.  Had fun but there were definitely a lot of douchebags who thought it would be funny to get rough with the zombies.  One chick punched my sister in the arm, we all got hit hard in the forearms repeatedly by runners who would try to knock our hands away from their flags, etc.  The worst was when this big, husky guy charged me with his head down low like a charging bull.  His head rammed right into my boob at top speed and I was lifted up and carried backwards for several yards with my feet a dangling about a foot off the ground.  Now I know how those tackling dummies in football practice feel, I guess!

My poor breast was bruised black and blue and I had quite a few other war wounds by the time my shift was over, but we still had a blast.  Going again this year but not volunteering as zombies again.  Too many assholes to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-08-01 10:31:09 AM
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