Visiting Niagara Falls in September? Check Out the Zombie Mud Run

August 7, 2019 10:57 am

If you like to be active but aren’t quite ready for the Niagara Falls marathon, you have options. One is the Zombie Mud Run, a fun and exciting themed 5K with heats for all ages.

Think you can outrun the undead? Test your luck in this unique race that pits participants Running in the Mudagainst roaming zombies on an interactive 5K course.

The event takes place Saturday, September 7, kicking off at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. It starts at Campark Resorts Campground, with the first heat taking off at 9:30 a.m. All ages can participate, making the event one for the whole family to take part in.

The Zombie Mud Run is an event unlike any other. A blast for horror lovers, families and friends, get all the details about the Zombie Mud Run here.

And if you plan on going, look at Falls Avenue Resort Niagara Falls hotels for a place to stay and to get recommendations on other great Niagara Falls events to check out when visiting Niagara Falls in September.

Zombie Mud Run Details

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Campark Resorts Campground, 9387 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E6S4, Canada

Cost: $35-$59 through August 31


What Can You Expect from the Niagara Falls Zombie Mud Run?

The Zombie Mud Run in Niagara Falls takes runners on a 5K trail that traverses natural and human-made trails. Runners (or walkers) will see hills and waters throughout the run, beautiful scenery contrasting the frightening faces of zombies hot on the trail. Expect a day of brilliant sunshine, the perfect temperature high of around 74° Fahrenheit during the day of the race.

One of the goals of the Zombie Mud Run is to end the race by getting a Survivors Medal. Before the run, each participant will get a certain number of “life strips.” A zombie along the way can strip you of your life strip. There are vaccination stations available on the route, where you can power back up. You can only get a Survivors Medal if you have at least one life strip after you cross the finish line.

If you lose all your life strips, you’ll get an Infected Medal. But don’t worry. Survivors and those infected can all party at the after-party, featuring a DJ and drinks.

Zombie Mud Run organizers recommend staying in a group for the best chance of survival. According to organizers, running in a team increases survival chances by 50%. Good luck!

How Is the Zombie Mud Run Different from Other 5K Races?

Runners on a trailUnlike a traditional flat 5K trail, runners in the Zombie Mud Run can expect tunnels, slides and obstacles to navigate on their quest for zombie safety. There are even scare houses that get participants spooked along the way. You’ve been warned.

Like the name implies, there are also lots of mud obstacles, so prepare to get a little dirty on this run, which is all part of the fun. Wear clothes and shoes you won’t mind getting covered in mud. All obstacles are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. You can go as fast or as slow as you’d like during the race.

If you’ve run the Zombie Mud Run in the past, expect a new-and-improved course this year. Different obstacles will pop up, and word on the street is that the zombies have stepped up their game, too.

You can wear whatever you want to the race, as long as swimsuit areas are covered up. Create costumes with your team, or put on your best zombie-fighting outfit. This is a race where it’s cool to be creative.

What’s Included in the Race?

Besides the actual race, each participation ticket includes a T-shirt, medal, drink ticket and access to the party.

If you participate in the Elite Heat, which is the first heat at 9:30 a.m., you also get the chance to win the Official Haunt Manor Gargoyle Trophy.

Organizers recommend bringing cash if you want to make additional purchases, like for extra drinks, on site.

Book a Stay at Niagara Falls Hotels for the Zombie Mud Run

The Zombie Mud Run is one of many fun events happening this September in Niagara Falls. Other cool things to check out include a visit to the newly opened Niagara Distillery, an interactive evening with filmmaker Michael Moore, the Winemarker’s Dinner Series, the Fall HandMade Market and so much more. The weather is really beautiful in September, and being in Niagara Falls at the end of summer/start of fall is a great time of year to visit.

Find Niagara Falls hotels close to all the action by booking with Falls Avenue Resort. Choose from more than 1,200 guest rooms and suites close to the Niagara Falls waterfalls and Niagara Falls events that can’t be missed.