I’m not a runner and normally hate jogging or joining marathons since I find running boring in general. But throw in zombies and obstacle courses and you’ve got me hooked. On the first week that registration for Outbreak Manila opened, I trooped to Toby’s to make sure we got slots and obsessively checked updates on their Facebook page on the days leading up to the run.
Results: Finished my first 5k race in under an hour. You don’t really run most of the race. It was more like hiking (in the intense heat) mixed in with multiple games of patintero with zombies. Anyway, I survived the run with one health flag left at the end! A lone zombie sneaked up behind me and got a flag as I was attempting to cross a horde. I lost another flag at a choke point somewhere along the “Horde Way” (as opposed to the Easy Way). There was also one area where you could put on zombie guts (brown strips of cloth) and shamble your way and act like zombies so they wouldn’t harm you. At any rate, the whole race was a blast. Since I didn’t want to be weighed down by an SLR, Art took our handy GoPro and just shot video of the whole thing which I edited. Here’s our video diary of our experience of running for our lives:
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