The 5k Zombie Run 2015 St. Pete/Clearwater

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead. In my mind I often play out what I think I would do if something happened to our planet that left zombies roaming around. Do you wonder about things like that? If you do, then this run is for you!!

 

Face your fear as you run from the undeadthrough woods and hell on earth.

Zombies are ready and ravenous for those that fail.

 

 The choice is yours:
     -Run from the Zombies (as a runner)

     -Be a Zombie 

Runners wear 3 flags on a belt. Protect these flags, they’re your “life.” 

Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags.

Try to survive, if you can...

Lose your flags, and you can still finish the course as a runner. Look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 with water, and pick up an extra life flag!

Don't want to run for your life? Choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde instead, and polish your human hunting skills while adorned in true flesh-eating fashion, compliments of the event's expert make-up team followed by a visit to our Blood Splatter zone. Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!

 

What does your registration include??

  •  T-shirt
  •  Finisher Medal
  •  Entry to the post-race Apocalypse party complete with music, food, great vendors and a fun atmosphere.

Minimum age is 11 with a parental waiver for this race.

Kids ages 8-11 can be $15 junior zombies at the finish line only (under parental supervision)

Do you think your look is to die for?  There will even be a costume contest!!

Trophies will be awarded for:

-Best Individual Costume
-Best Zombie Costume
-Best Group Costume

 
Your registration also includes FREE, unlimited photo downloads after the event! Remember your bib # and wear it on your front, you will need it to search for your photos online after the run.

Interested?? You can register HERE:
http://www.active.com/largo-fl/running/races/the-5k-zombie-run-st-pete-clearwater-2-28-2015

 

But if you're feeling lucky, I'm giving away 2 registrations to ONE winner. No one wants to run for their life alone!! The race is on February 28th at the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve. The first wave starts at 9am, and then additional waves go every 20 minutes.

Just leave me a comment letting me know if you would participate as a runner OR a zombie!!

I'll pick a winner on Monday February 9th!

Color Run Clearwater December 2014 #Happiest5K

Announcing the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour! We're hitting your cities like never before... Amazing new participant gear (t-shirt, headband, wrist band and sling bag) , Fresh music, and Color crazy race attractions. This is 5K Magic like only The Color Run can do.

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.

 

I've done The Color Run TWICE! Once in late 2012, and again in early 2014. Both great events and I can't wait to go back, this time with my son, Ronin!!

You can read about my past experiences HERE and HERE.

If you'd like to join us, you can use the code HAPPY5OFF 

and will give $5 off a registration to ANY city. Important: code must be entered at time of registration, cannot be retro-applied. Also please type the code in, do not copy/paste. Not valid with other discounts or promotions.

I hope to see you out there!!

Have you ever done The Color Run before? Tell me about it!!

Push Away the Screen: Iron Girl Clearwater 5k Recap

For the 2nd consecutive year, my oldest daughter and I were up way before the sun to #PushAwaytheScreen and participate in the Iron Girl Clearwater 5K & Half Marathon. We did the 5K as a mother/daughter team.

Last year we actually ran most of the race. This year we decided to walk most of the race and just talk. As mom to the #TampaTrio, the opportunity for some 1:1 time is hard to come by, so we made the most of it!

We looked for friends in the 1/2 marathon corral, we took selfies, and we made new friends!

This is a new friend I made because I recognized her CrossFit 14 shirt. I can find CrossFit friends anywhere.

Haley felt it necessary to do a little pre-race stretching. Always good to stretch.

 

And soon we were off! We remembered the course from last year and knew when we made it to the top of our Florida Mountain that we would be at 1 mile.

We made it to the top of the bridge and there was no 1 mile sign. But there was the Best Damn Cheer Squad.

Haley was confused why there were men with their shirts off screaming and holding signs. She's only 10, so not quite ready to fully appreciate all the Best Damn Cheer Squad has to offer. Tongue Out

We ran down the bridge and I knew that there would be water at the bottom. Thankfully there was because Haley was thirsty!!

 

We made a quick off-course detour to some port-a-potties that were on the opposite side of the road, and then began our climb back up the Florida Mountain. At the top there was the 2 mile marker! We were so close to being done!

We came down that mountain and knew we had just less than a mile to go!! We continued to hold hands, chat about school, friends, our upcoming summer vacation to Jekyll Island and before we knew it, we were approaching the finish line!

But not before the 1/2 marathon leader came swooping down in front of us with her police escort. It was so cool. She was so fast and Haley and I just looked at each other in shock. And then we saw the finish chute!

We have a rule in our house. No matter how much of the race we walk, we MUST run through the finish chute!

Ahhhh....FINISHED!!

Haley was very happy to find the Aqua Sphere water mister!!

But she was sort of ambivalent about the mascot from the Clearwater Threshers.

We did it! We were Iron Girls!

I tracked our walk with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, and I'm happy to report that the pedometer function was spot on for Iron Girl. This distance includes our walking to the expo, the race, and then walking back to our car!

We didn't stay for the post-race breakfast, or any of the awards. I didn't even stay to find my 1/2 marathon friends. I had a ton of yard chores calling my name, so we needed to head home. Maybe next year we'll be able to do the 1/2 marathon as a mother/daughter team.

Have you even done an Iron Girl Race? Have you been part of a mother/daughter team??