By Krystal Fowler Lifestyle Editor
The Daily Iowegian
---- — Break out the blood and ripped up clothing for your best zombie costume on Saturday, Oct. 19. Honey Creek Resort will be hosting their second Undeadathlon from 3:30-8 p.m.
Participants may come as either zombies or humans and the event is free and open to anyone 13 and older. There will be even more activities at this year’s event, beginning with zombie versus human capture the flag at 4 p.m. During this game zombies will be allowed to run. Humans will be attempting to capture a first-aid kit held by the zombies while the zombies will be attempting to capture a brain held by the humans. The first team to capture their items and return it to their base wins.
At 5:30 p.m. a jello brain eating contest will be held to see who can eat the most of a jello brain in three minutes. Then the main event, a 4K run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. The run/walk will also be humans versus zombies, with the human participants being forced to dodge and run from the zombies laying in wait around the map. Zombies will be held to more of a shuffling pace during this event.
Humans will have three glowing flags and will try to complete the entire course without being downed by a zombie by losing all three flags. if this happens, the human becomes a zombie. Zombies will have one flag each. If they lose their flag to a human they are frozen for one minute, but if they have captured any other flags they can use those to continue. This year’s course will also feature two obstacle sections, including a small wall that participants will need to climb as well as a crawling portion.
All participants must fill out a registration and waiver form that can be found on the event’s Facebook page. For participants 18 years and under, a parent or guardian must also sign the form. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10. You can see the different designs on the Undeadathlon’s Facebook page as well as more detailed rules for all of the events and photos and videos from the 2012 Undeadathlon. Visit www.facebook.com and search for Undeadathlon.