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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Announcement: Mad-Dash Will Run the Zombie 5K, and Possibly be Eaten Alive

Good evening my creepy compatriots ! It's Mad-Dash, your newest PU contributor, fresh from several months of mysterious acts and travels, whereas nobody was quite sure what she was actually up to. But fear not! I'm like the super genetically-enhanced zombie that just won't die: I always come back.

That's right, folks. I am running the Run For Your Lives: Zombie 5K that is coming to Pittsburgh on September 1 of next year. The event is set up in "waves" throughout the day, as they seem to be expecting an exorbitant amount of people at this thing. I'll have to run like my actual life depends on it, while going through obstacle courses and attempting not to have my brains munched. Actually, health is kept by flags on your waist that your zombie foes will be attempting to strip from you. Should you cross the finish line with at least one health flag intact, you are eligible for prizes at the awards ceremony! Oh, and did I mention that whether you survive or become zombified, there's a ridiculous party afterward? And you get a free beer. FREE. In fact, that could possibly be the only reason I am doing this.

Anyway! There's live music, food, vendors selling art and other zombie-related stuff, and additional beers to go with your first one. Because what beer wants to be alone? ONE (beer) IS THE LONELIEST NUM(beer).

If you don't particularly want to run a 5K but still want to partake in the fun, you can purchase a spectator pass or even the coveted Apocalypse Pass, which will get you into that aforementioned badass party. Let's face it, who wouldn't love to watch me shriek my face off when Miss Braids down there pops up and makes me have kittens right then and there? Quality entertainment for all.
Doesn't suspect a thing

Check it out here, and look forward to updates further out as preparations near (and I attempt to get in the sort of shape where I don't wheeze after I've been running for five minutes)!

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