As I mentioned on Friday, this weekend I went to the Zombie Survivor race out in Cochrane. We all had a lot of fun. On the car ride home we were already talking about going again next year. Essentially you can sign up to be a runner or a zombie. Runners go through a 5 km obstacle course and go through zombie zones. They’re given 3 flags (like in flag football), and try to get to the end of the course with at least 1 left. The zombies meanwhile stay in their zone (we were in camp dead) and try to get flags from the runners as they run through it.
My brother was the only one of the five of us who wore a costume. He went as a lab worker who got infected. It looked great once he got his makeup done and blood applied. There were some pretty awesome costumes. While I didn’t get photos of any of them, I did see a couple Elvis zombies.
The weather was perfect. at 22 (or 71 for my American readers) it was warm without being hot. There was a breeze as well, which helped to keep it a little cooler. If it had been any hotter I think it would have felt like a long day, as there wasn’t any shade once we were out on the course.
We posed for a post race selfie in the beer gardens. Our registration included a ticket for a beer, so we knew we had to take advantage of that. There were also a few food trucks there. I split the pork tacos at Braizen I had gotten a couple weeks ago with my brother. They were once again delicious, even if they were messy to eat.
I thought they did a great job with the makeup. The “blood” makeup was actually a combination of coffee and cocoa. I never would have guessed that. The blood on my shirt was applied by water gun. It was kind of a shock because it was so cold when I got “shot”.
Getting our makeup done went surprisingly quick. There were 4 or 5 people set up, each doing a different part. I was talking to one of the ladies doing the makeup, and she said that she was a professional makeup artist who works on movies and TV series that are filmed in Calgary. Once it came time to take it all off it took a ton of makeup remover and shampooing my hair 3 times to get it all out.
If you’re looking for a fun race or wanting to be a zombie for a couple hours, I’d definitely recommend the Zombie Survivor Race.
Have you ever done a zombie race before? What’s the most unique race you’ve ran?