A Post-Apocalyptic 5K Obstacle Race Comes to Wildwood, NJ
This October a zombie apocalypse is taking over the boardwalk of Wildwoods, NJ. On October 12, 2013, Morey’s Piers, along with co-sponsors the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority and the City of Wildwood, is hosting The Zombie Mud Run for the first time ever.
Taking place along the beach and piers, the thrilling 5K obstacle race challenges runners to eat or be eaten as they hurdle obstacles including huge sand mounds, the ocean, slides and “quicksand.” Participants are invited to register as either a “Human,” with the mission to save the human race by escaping the living dead, or as a “Zombie,” who will “hunt” the “Human” runners adding an extra degree of challenge to the race.
“We are creating an awesome course that that will be a combination of both natural and manmade obstacles, designed to test strength and endurance,” said Patrick Konopelski, founder of The Zombie Mud Run. “Now for the scary part – the course will take you under the boardwalk to the deep, dark, recesses of the unknown… chills!”
“Zombies have become such a big part of today’s pop culture with fans of all ages. We’re thrilled to welcome this new audience of both the living…and the not so living…to Morey’s Piers,” added Jack Morey, second-generation owner of Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks.
During the race, “Humans” will wear a flag football belt with three flags, representing their vital organs, which “Zombies” will try to “eat” by capturing the flags. Whether you survive or get infected, everyone is welcome to join the fun at the all-day human survival beach party which features music, and a variety of food and beverages available for purchase.
To participate as a “Human” or “Zombie,” runners must be at least 14 years of age or older and pre-register at www.thezombiemudrun.com. The price of registration ranges from $35.00 to $105.00 depending on the running category and date of registry. Special student and military pricing is available for $55.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the ALS Greater Philadelphia Association and the Lunch With Lynch Program.
The gates open at 7:00am with race times starting every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, please visit www.moreyspiers.com.
About Morey’s Piers
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900.
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