Zombies vs Humans: Let the race begin
This is the third time the Spanish town has hosted over 1,000 participants to participate in “Run for your life” race. This type of an event is the only race that combines horror and sport in Spain.
Before the race “human” participants stretched and prepared for the run while professional makeup artists helped their rivals transform into full-scale zombies.
Each “human” was given three lives, which are represented with three red ribbons hooked to runner’s belt.
Then the 5 kilometer obstacle course begins to test your speed, strength and endurance through miles of man-made and natural obstacles—all while being chased by merciless zombies.
Zombies can be grouped into hordes that create strategies to try
to deceive the runners and steal their lives. But the zombies
cannot attack or push or riders.
To participate, humans must pay 18 euros while zombies only pay
10 euros. This year, there are more zombies than humans. Usually,
according to the organizers there are 30 zombies per 100 runners
with each horde consisting of 25 zombies.
All participants will receive a T-shirt with a backpack and food
supplies while the winners will receive a sweatshirt.
The idea to host zombie vs. human race was borrowed from the
successful "Run for Your Lives" outing held monthly in the US and
brings together around 45,000 people per occasion. Started in
2005, today, the game is regularly played in 650 colleges and
universities across the world.