Looking for some entertainment and exercise? Enter the Run For Your Life Zombie 5k run/walk on Saturday, May 14, at Birch Hill Recreation Area. You can be a runner or a walker, human or undead.
This is truly a fun run, complete with an adrenaline rush or two. Participants register as either a zombie or a human. Humans are given a flag football belt with three flags denoting three "lives" and head out on the Birch Hill trails either walking or running. Most zombies chase the runners/walkers, but a few of the undead are stationed in ambush areas along the 5k trail.
Zombies try to capture as many flags or "lives" as they can. The human who crosses the finish line first with at least one “life” (flag) remaining is the winner. Prizes will be given to the top human finishers, top zombie life-takers, and best costumes.
All proceeds benefit NSCF-FXC, the junior racing program of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks. To register online, please visit: https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/event-2221870
Who: Anyone who wants to have fun
What: Zombie Run/Walk 5k
When: Noon, Saturday, May 14
Where: Birch Hill Recreation Area
Why: To have fun and raise money for NSCF-FXC
How much: $20 for adults, $10 for children 14 and under
Note: Late registration and zombie make up available at 11am on race day