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Zombie Invasion on April 21, 2012: The Running Dead

OUTBREAK NOTICE: Zombie Infestation in Filinvest, Alabang

The Running Dead

What is the Current Situation?
An outbreak of unknown origin has been ongoing in Filinvest, Alabang, since November 2011. Human cases have been confirmed near Palms Country Club. Despite systematic efforts to control the infection, the outbreak is continuing, with the progressive zombification of most members of the Army-Navy South Tri team.

How is the Zombie Infection Spread?
It is almost always spread by a bite but can also be spread when a zombie’s saliva gets directly into the eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin. The primary sources of human infection worldwide are humans who have been transformed into zombies. Read “How can participants protect themselves” for more information.

How can Participants Protect Themselves?
Consider stepping up your speed and agility training.

On race day, April 21, at 5pm, participants of The Running Dead will be released in waves of 100.

  • Each and every participant will begin the race with Life ribbons/flags.
  • The participants will run a 7k on-and-offroad obstacle course of rugged flats, inclines and obstacles infested with zombies who are out to capture your Life flags.
  • Your objective is to finish the race with at least one Life flag intact to qualify for race honors and/or a special loot bag.
  • If you lose all your Life flags you are ineligible for place prizes.
  • Racers are not allowed to push, punch or taunt zombies; zombies are not allowed to touch or push a racer.
  • Marshals are on the course to enforce a no rough-housing rule.
  • All participants have free entrance to the Running Dead after party.

What Kinds of Zombies Are There?


  • Walkers set the tone of the course. They shuffle and moan and move slowly and only grab a flag if you’re very close.
  • Startlers hide near obstacles and grab flags at bottlenecks on the course.
  • Runners ensure that no one reaches the final stage with all flags intact.
  • Elite members of the national team will make sure that your finish line sprint leads to a personal best.

What Do Survivors Get?

  • 1st male & female: P10,000
  • 2nd male & female: P5,000
  • 3rd male & female: P3,000
  • All qualified finishers keep their brains and get a loot bag and shirt

Proceeds from the race will go to four (4) deserving graduates of the Super Tri Kids program run by Coach Ani de Leon. With so many young athlete hopefuls in any sport in this country, many fall through the cracks after their junior training status. The goal of this race is to keep these high-potential kids in training and progressing in the sport. (Hopefully they’ll end up eventually representing the country in international races as national athletes.)

Coach Dan Brown says, “This sort of private funding help is what is so desperately needed to assist junior development of triathlon in this country and keep these athletes in the right capable hands during this time… I am very excited to see the smiles on the kids’ faces when they are given this opportunity!”

Races: Eat All You Can for Zombies

Race: The Running Dead
Save the Date: April 12, 2012
Assembly Time: 5:00pm at Filinvest, Alabang (Palms Country Club)
For Updates on Reg Fee & Reg Sites: The Running Dead Facebook page and The Running Dead on Twitter

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  • Noel says:

    cool race idea! sana lang wala ma-heart attack. hehe!

  • Parang isang mahaba-habang horror house lang. Hehehe!

  • fc says:

    great event! but please validate. conflicting time indicated on your message 5AM and 5PM. which is which. thanks.

  • Sorry po! Zombified na rin kasi when I wrote this blog entry at 1:33am. The gunstart is at 5PM.

  • rah says:

    cool! mukhang masayang event to.

  • manghusi says:

    Nice!! Ang saya nito.. Sarap tumakbo nito with set of friends.. tapos hahabulin kayo ng mga Zombie!! hahaha!!. bakit kasi Weekday nila naisip ito i-set. sana weekend para pwede kaming lahat :)

  • manghusi says:

    Oo nga pala.. Thanks Idol! March pala na-view ko sa Calendar kanina.. hehehe!! :)

  • KIKOY says:

    pede bang mag-volunteer bilang zombie? bwahahahahahahaha

  • ChrisL says:

    Nice concept. Yung nasa later part nung post ‘Save the Date: April 12, 2012′.

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  • Karen Jimenez says:

    Hi Ms. Noelle, have they already posted their registration fees/rates? This sounds very exciting! =)

  • Chase says:

    will there be hydration stations along the course? hope na zombie free sa mga hydration stations!!

  • Hi guys! No new info yet. Please check The Running Dead Facebook page for updates.

    I’m sure there will be hydration stations, unless it really is a zombie apocalypse so you’d need a hydration belt. ;)

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  • paul31 says:

    hope i can Run on this :(

  • genie says:

    Ask how much is the reg.. and were to reg.. I might join this run

  • Gamaliel says:

    Magkano? may singlet ba to?

  • ZombieBassist09 says:

    wahahaha… mukang masaya eto ah… :)))
    pde ba maging Zombie? XD

  • Edge says:

    Now this is really a Fun Run.

  • Daisy says:

    I want to run in this event. Mukang masaya talaga. Excited nako, sana may mayaya akong friends para masmasaya..

  • Syntax3rror says:

    Who and What are the qualified to join?

    Hope I can join.


  • Syntax3rror, as long as you can run and won’t suffer a heart attack from seeing plenty of zombies run after you, you’re qualified.

    Registration starts on March 16.

  • Maia says:

    Only fourteen. Turning fifteen later this year pa sdfghjklasdfg nooooooooooooo.

  • J Shadow says:

    If 5PM is the assembly time, is this technically going to be a night run, with headlamps needed to see the course? Wonder if the obstacles are going to be like Urbanathlon…

  • vhino says:

    is this purely run? or there will be obstacles?

  • Vhino, the zombies themselves will be challenge enough. It’s a 7-kilometer route that will go from trail to road, and there may be a crawl at the end. Please check out the Running Dead 2012 Facebook page for updates.

  • Old Man Running says:

    Is this event different from the OUTBREAK MANILA?

  • Old Man Running, it’s different. Running Dead was conceptualized, planned, and organized before Outbreak Manila.

  • shobe says:

    ’til when is the reg period? thanks.

  • Shobe, last day of registration is April 15.

  • Drei says:

    exciting & scary… :)

  • biskwit says:

    Now this will be a helluvafun!

  • Kellybells says:

    i’m injured right now (inner knee) but i’m joining this event!!!

    is there a race map at least?

    or can i volunteer as a zombie?

  • Hi Kellybells, usually road+trail races don’t provide race maps. It’s part of the thrill. Hopefully your inner knee is well enough for the race because the terrain may be uneven at some points on the route.

    You may visit for your other questions. I’m not an organizer; I just wanted to help get the word out about this race. :)

  • juiljuil says:

    woaaaaa, 7k! the idea is cool but my knee is not stronger than my will. i’d probably be dead way before the zombies reach me. hahahaha

  • Already registered here! Dami nga uphill sa Filinvest area if this race will be in the Laguna Heights malapit! excited na po! New running adventure ito ;)

  • jhei-em says:

    have registered for this, but don’t have a trail shoe yet. any suggestions? i’m a severe overpronator, btw. thanks!

  • Good PM,

    San po pwedeng mag paregister para po sa The Running Dead?

    Thanks po.

  • Registration sites here. Also, R.O.X. and Secondwind Running Store.

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