Race Description

5KRunDead zombie runs will exceed your expectations for fun!  

of proceeds benefit scientific research on cancer and Alzheimer's disease.  Your participation in 5KRunDead makes a difference!


Five Reasons to Choose 5KRunDead:
  • AFFORDABLE:  We are the most affordable zombie run in the country! Check our FB page for great promo codes!
  • LOCATION:  We are nationwide! Our schedule for 2015 includes at least 35 cities across the United States.
  • CHARITY:  100% of proceeds donated to AD research. Your participation in 5KRunDead makes a difference!
  • ZOMBIES:  Free professional makeover for all zombies! All of our zombies undergo a free transformation by professional make-up artists to help make them the most realistic-appearing zombies ever!
  • FUN:  Run from zombies or be a zombie and chase runners!
Runners will endure a 5K run through a zombie-infested course. Test your speed, endurance, and strength while trying to avoid ravenous zombies! 

Runners will have flags that represent their health. Zombies will try to steal those flags. Runners must make it to the finish line with at least one flag or become one of the walking dead!  

All participants receive a free 5KRunDead t-shirt, refreshments, and a chance at great prizes!

Event details and schedule:

  • 1:00 pm: Zombies, make-up artists, and DJ arrive on site.
  • 1:15 pm: Zombies begin free transformation by on-site makeup artists.
  • 2:00 pm: Runners arrive and begin checking in.
  • 3:30 pm: On-site check-in ends. Runners and zombies, please be on-site and checked in by this time (30 minutes prior to the start of the race).
  • 3:40 pm: Zombies are directed to their locations along the course.
  • 3:50 pm: Runners start to line up.
  • 4:00 pm: The 5KRunDead race begins!
  • 4:45 pm: The Recovery (DJ, drinks, snacks).
  • 5:00 pm: Awards ceremony.

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Race Information

  • Location: Crystal Lake, IL
  • Race Date: 10/03/2018 04:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: RUNNER - INDIVIDUAL, ZOMBIE - INDIVIDUAL, RUNNER - TEAMS (5 or more individual runners), ZOMBIE - TEAMS (5 or more individual zombies)
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    4 Based on 210 Reviews
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  • Country Donuts
    5 Based on 336 Reviews
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  • Crystal Lake, IL Weather
    5KRunDead Zombie Run - Chicago, IL weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 3rd, Crystal Lake, IL can expect temperatures between 70℉ and 83℉ with humidity around 73% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain shower.
  • Crystal Lake, IL current weather
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