Zombie 3k SPARTApocalypse

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Be sure to check your email for updates prior to the race. All final details will be sent one day prior to the race.

Where: Sparta, Wisconsin • Memorial Park/Golf Course

When: October 7, 2017 • dusk

Registration: 

Early registration: Before October  - $25

Early Registration GUARANTEES you will receive a t-shirt and ticket to the 2017 House of Shadows Haunted House. You will also be entered into our raffle.

Last Minute Registration:  - $25

Within 10 days of the event, you may register but you will NOT be guaranteed a t-shirt. You will still receive your ticket to the 2017 House of Shadows Haunted House and Raffle Entry. You will save $5 for registering before Race Day and will only pay $25!

Race Day Registration: October 15th  5 - 6:15 pm • $30

IT IS IMPORTANT that you come early if you want to register on Race Day. We have limited spots available. Race day registration will run from 5pm-6:15pm. Race instructions typically begin around 6:25.

You can register the day of the race if there are still spots available.  Registration will cost $30 and is only available until spots are filled.  You will still receive your ticket to the 2017 House of Shadows Haunted House and Raffle Entry. You will save $5 for registering before Race Day and will only pay $25!

How it works:

Run for your life in a 3 K dash to escape the Zombie SPARTApocalypse!

Humans will be given two lives  (flag football flags with belt) to tie around your waist.  If you lose two flags, continue to finish the race and be sure turn in your belt to receive your haunted house pass!  If you survive the apocalypse and are the first human to cross the finish line, you'll receive 2 Spook VIP Passes and become the SPARTApocalypse Survivor!

Want to be a zombie? Zombies will chase runners while trying to collect as many flags as possible. The zombie with the most flags will be named King (or Queen) of the Zombies!

This is a NON-TIMED event intended purely for an apocalyptic good time...If you're not a runner, or not competitive, don't be afraid to give it a try.

View the "Roles" section below for more information on the Zombie and Runner Role.


Back for 2017! - COSTUME CONTEST
Want to dress up while you try to escape the zombies? Go for it! We will be on the lookout at registration and check-in and will award a prize to the person with our favorite costume! 


REGISTRATION IS LIMITED • REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT • THOSE WHO WAIT UNTIL RACE DAY MAY BE TURNED AWAY IF ALL OUR SPACES ARE FILLED. 

"LAST MINUTE" AND "RACE DAY" REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT - REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR OFFICIAL ZOMBIE APPAREL. 

NO REFUNDS.


COST

Zombies and Runners can register in advance for the race for $25. 

If you register the day of, the cost will be $30 and t-shirts are not guaranteed (we will have some, but when we run out, we run out.)


SHIRT 

All pre-registered  runners and zombies receive a t-shirt (check registration page for t-shirt deadline) only available from the shirt manufacturer in unisex sizes.


RAFFLE

More info to come!
 Tickets will be for sale during the event. The winner will be chosen at the end of the race. Winners must be present to win. All runners/zombies will automatically receive a ticket into the raffle.

ROLES:

RUNNER ROLE
To put it simply, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. We encourage you to dress in any non-zombie costume (we wouldn't want any cannibalism).  Bring along a group of friends (and register as a group to save $5 per person) to help you survive the end of the world.  Runners participate for $25, but you must register online using our Paypal checkout.  All participants must sign a waiver.  A parent or guardian must sign the waiver (submit name on registration form) for anyone under 18, runner or zombie.


ZOMBIE ROLE
Zombies are recommended to be at least a freshman in high school.  Zombies won't be running the race, they wait for runners to scare and infect.  Zombies are not to be overaggressive and/or knock down runners along the course.  We reserve the right to pull you from our course. 

Zombies participate for $25, but you must register online via credit card. Zombies cannot register after pre-registration has ended (check registration page for deadline). There is no race day sign up for zombies.  All participants must sign a waiver.  A parent or guardian must sign the waiver for anyone under 18, runner or zombie.

 

AGE LIMITS
Runners under 12 years of age must sign up with a parent. Parents and children under 12 must run together and are required to submit two registrations (we do not have a separate children's fee).  Children can choose not to wear the flags and may participate just for fun if they wish (however, they will not be considered for any race prizes if they choose not to wear a flag but will still receive a race t-shirt and haunted house pass).

Zombies are recommended to be at least freshman in high school.


PRIZES

To be announced! Will definitely include two VIP Spook passes to the House of Shadows, getting you in at the front of the line (and before our 200 runners!)

OUR CHARITIES:  

This run will serve as a fundraiser for both the Miss Sparta Pageant, a local pageant for the Miss America Organization, and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Each year, local titleholders and pageants from across the country team up to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), a national partner of the Miss America Organization (MAO). A portion of the money raised through the run will go to our fundraising efforts for CMNH. Each year, we also donate money back to the Boys and Girl's Club of Sparta


WEATHER

We will hold the race rain or shine (rain just adds to the fun!).  We will not issue refunds based on rainy weather. Should there be a major weather event or other emergency, we will postpone to a later time that evening. 


SPECTATORS

Friends and families are welcome to come and watch you attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse!  Tell them to bring a chair, and set up on Erickson Drive, the paved path in the center of the "Butterfest Grounds" (corner of Rusk Avenue and Montgomery Street), or near the registration area in the ball diamonds of Memorial Park.

DURING THE RACE

Check out our Course page for more details on the map... it never hurts to strategize your escape from the undead! 


AFTER THE RACE

Following the race, be sure to stop at our table near the finish line to turn in your flags (if you have any left or if you "zombified" and started stealing other peoples' flags) and receive your "Survivor" or "Zombie" button as a thanks for participating.
Also, be sure to join us for awards and prizes. Although this isn't a timed event, we will still name a King (or Queen) of the Zombies and SPARTApocalypse Survivor, as well as give out an award for the best costume.


 Although this is purely for fun, we will have prizes for raffle winners (including haunted house passes and prizes from around the region!).