Published On: Sun, Oct 1st, 2017

Cherokee Zombie Run scheduled for Oct. 28

 

The 2017 Cherokee Zombie Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4:30-6pm in the Cherokee Cultural District.  The start and finish line will be near the Oconaluftee Island Park.

Runner Information

Register on http://www.imathlete.com
Early Registration until Oct 7: $20
Registration (Oct 8-Oct 27): $25
Day of Registration 2PM-4PM: $30

Registration Includes:
• Flag belt with 2 flags attached
• Cherokee Zombie Run T-shirt (guaranteed if signed up before Oct. 20)
• Swag Bag with a variety of goodies in it.
• Custom pottery stamped medal.

What to bring:
•Photo ID.
•Parent/legal guardian signed waiver (only if you are under 18).
•You will be covered in mud, blood, and other apocalyptic liquids after the race, so bring a towel and a
change of clothing (especially socks and clean shoes to change into).
•Your speed and agility.

Information for all Runners:
• Each runner will be given 2 life flags that they must hang visibly and be readily accessible from
their waist band.
• Runners will have the opportunity to win an extra life flag at the Vaccination Station mid-way
through the course.
• If needed, Runners will be scheduled in waves 15 minutes apart.
• Runners need to arrive 1 hour prior to race time to allow for parking and check in procedures.
• Runners WILL NOT be timed. The object of the race is to survive the zombie apocalypse by
having at least one life flag left in your waistband.
• Zombies will be scattered throughout the course. Some zombies will be stumblers, some will be
runners, but all will be able to take your life flags.
• Runners are required to stay on the course where there will be some additional obstacles.
Runners are encouraged to complete the obstacles, but are not required to do so; however, all
runners are to stay on designated path. Runners who do not stay on the path will be disqualified
from the run and may not be allowed to finish the course.
• Runners are not permitted to push, kick, hit, or in any way have intentional physical contact with
any Zombie or other runners. Participants are not allowed to hold or throw objects of any kind.
• Water stations will be positioned throughout the course. These stations will be Zombie Free
Zones.
• Runners may wear any running attire they choose, but must be able to wear the life flag belt.
You will get dirty and possibly scraped up.
• Wear good running shoes. NO OPEN TOED SHOES!
• Runner’s life flags must be present and visible at all times throughout the race. Runners may not
tie or secure their life flags in any way that will prevent them from being removed by a simple
grab and pull of the flag. Runners are also not allowed to remove the flags on their own until
after being decontaminated by officials at the finish of the course.
• Runners that have all of their life flags taken must still complete the course. You do not
automatically become a Zombie and start taking other runners flags. Runners are not allowed to
in any way take other runners flags, take flags from zombies, or pick flags up off the ground.
• Decontamination Officials at the finish of the course are the only ones who will determine your
life state and issue you final Cherokee Zombie Run life status based on the flags you have or
don’t have in your waistband.
• Runners must be 16 years of age on the date of the event to participate alone. All minors (under
18) must have a parent or legal guardian present at check in to sign the liability release waiver
that all participants must sign.

 

Zombie Information

Register online at http://www.imathlete.com
Registration until Oct 27: FREE
Registration Includes:
• Cherokee Zombie Run T-shirt (Guaranteed if registered before Oct. 20)
• Entry in Best Zombie Costume contest (if you do your own costume and make-up)

What to Bring:
•Your best costume. Some wardrobe will be provided, so be sure to bring a costume to be bloodied and
shredded.
•Contacts, if you love the haunted, undead eye look.
•Photo ID.
•Parent/legal guardian signed waiver (only if you are under 18).
•You will be covered in mud, blood, and other apocalyptic liquids after the race, so bring a towel and a
change of clothing (especially socks and clean shoes to change into).
•Your best zombie attitude

Information for all ZOMBIES:
• Zombies are positioned in areas throughout the course and are allowed to hide off the course
and come out at the runners; however, not all zombies will be runners.
• Zombies are permitted to gather in herds and surround runners. It is up to the runners to
escape.
• Zombies are not allowed to physically grab or intentionally contact any runner in any way.
Zombies are only permitted to grab life flags from the runner’s belt.
• Zombie Keepers will be placed throughout the course to manage all Zombies.
• Zombies will be scheduled for the entire duration of the race.
• Zombie participants must arrive by 2:00PM in order to get assigned location and to get prepped
and ready. Once ready zombies will be taken to their zombie keeper. Zombie keepers will
position all zombies in their zombie zone.
• All zombie participants need to wear ratty, rotten, zombie type clothes, but comfortable shoes.
NO OPEN TOED SHOES!
• Water zones will be place in each zombie area.
• Come dressed in your best zombie costume and makeup in order to enter the Zombie costume
contest. $100 prize to the best zombie.
• All Zombie participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate alone. All minors (under
18) must have a parent or legal guardian present at check in to sign the liability release waiver
that all participants must sign.

FOR ALL CHEROKEE ZOMBIE RUN PARTICIPANTS
• All Runners and Zombies must check in upon arrival by presenting their registration
confirmation sheet that was received upon the completion of the online registration process.
This must be printed and brought with you. If you register the day of a hard copy will be
available.
• Course Marshalls will be placed throughout the course to ensure safety of all runners and
zombies as well as to make sure all course rules are being followed. They have full authority
over all runners and zombies.
• All Cherokee Zombie Run participants, runners and zombies, will be required to sign a liability
waiver prior to participating. Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the
release form. There are no exceptions.
• There are absolutely no refunds of registration fees unless the event is forced to cancel due to
significant circumstances beyond control; such as dangerous weather or other acts of nature or
war. Otherwise, this event is RAIN or SHINE.
• Intoxicated individuals will not be permitted to participate as a runner or zombie. BE SOBER
when you are to participating or you will not be allowed on the course and you will NOT be
given a refund.

GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION:
• Coolers, outside food and beverages (no alcoholic beverages) will be permitted.
• Tickets can be purchased with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and cold hard Cash.
• Musical entertainment will be provided.
• Parking is free at the Oconaluftee Island Park area.
• Not pets allowed on the property.
• No weapons, real or fake, are allowed.
• Costumes are encouraged.
• CHA & EBCI are not responsible for personal items that are lost or damaged due to participation
in the race.
• For the safety of everyone, all personal belongings are subject to search; it is recommended that
you do not bring bags or packs of any kind to this event.