Eagle-Vail’s Zombie Apocalypse Run and Minturn’s Monster Dash set for this weekend | VailDaily.com

Eagle-Vail’s Zombie Apocalypse Run and Minturn’s Monster Dash set for this weekend

Zombies will chase survivors during Saturday's Zombie Apocalypse Run in Eagle-Vail.
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If You Go

What: Eagle-Vail Zombie Apocalypse Run

When: Saturday.

Zombies register 4 p.m. at the Eagle-Vail Willow Creek Par 3 clubhouse.

Survivors register 4:30 p.m. at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion

5 p.m. race starts for kids 12 and under

5:15 p.m. 13 and over Survivors Race starts

Where: Eagle-Vail Pavilion

Cost: $15 in advance, $25 on race day.

Information: Register online at vailrec.com. For information, email nancy.lindbloom@eagleschools.net.

If You Go

What: Minturn Monster Dash Halloween Road Races

When: Sunday

10 a.m. Candy Corn Kids Mile

10 a.m. Tombstone 10 mile run

10:15 a.m. Minturn Monster Dash

Cost: Candy Corn Kids Mile, $15 advance, $20 Sunday; Tombstone 10 miler youth $25 advance, $35 Sunday; Tombstone 10 miler adults, $35 advance, $45 Sunday; Minturn Monster Dash youth $15, $20 Sunday; Minturn Monster Dash adult $25 advance, $30 Sunday.

Information: Register online at speckled-hound.com, email carl@speckled-hound.com, or call 970-445-7076.

This weekend you can be among the most athletic zombies and survivors in the world — in this world and the next.

The Zombie Apocalypse Run is Saturday in Eagle-Vail, and the Minturn Monster Dash is Sunday.

Zombie Apocalypse Run, Eagle-Vail

The Zombie Apocalypse Run works like this. Survivors run a two-mile obstacle course as fast as they can because zombies aren’t very quick, but hey will eat your brain. You can choose to be a zombie or a survivor.

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If you’re a survivor you’ll be wearing a red flag, representing life. You’ll need to outwit, out run and out-maneuver the zombies. Zombies will try to capture as many of the survivors’ red flags — lives — as possible

The event is followed by a post-apocalypse party with food, music and prizes.

They’ll have prize drawings for the survivors who finish with at least one life and for zombies who collect the most lives.

Participation in the race — as either a zombie or a survivor — costs $15 to register before the event or $25 on race day. Zombie runner registration and check-in will take place at 4 p.m. at Eagle-Vail Willow Creek Par 3 Clubhouse, while survivor runner registration and check-in will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Eagle-Vail Pavilion.

The 12 and younger race will begin at 5 p.m. with the 13 and older survivors taking off at 5:15 p.m. Contact Nancy Lindbloom at Battle Mountain High School for more information by emailing nancy.lindbloom@eagle schools.net.

Proceeds for the race benefit BMHS Future Business Leaders of America and the Eric Spry Memorial Fund.

Minturn Monster Dash

On Sunday, the Minturn Community Fund is hosting its Halloween Road Race and Monster Dash.

It’s a pet friendly, kid friendly, and costumes are encouraged, said Guy Patterson, director of the Minturn Community Fund.

The races start at the Minturn Saloon.

New this year are the Candy Corn Kids Mile and the Tombstone 10 miler.

The Candy Corn Kids Mile is a one-mile run for kids and anyone else who wants to go for a one-mile stroll.

The Tombstone 10 miler is exactly what it says it is.

They go off at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Minturn Monster Dash follows at 10:15 a.m. That’s a three-mile run and/or walk.

“Finish your run and stay in Minturn. Relax and enjoy a nice meal and do some shopping,” Patterson said.

Speckled Hound Racing is coordinating the Minturn event. All three races start at the Minturn Saloon. They’ll have prizes for the best costumes.

The cost is $15 for the one-mile run, $15 for kids or $25 for adults for the Monster Dash and $25 for kids or $35 for adults for the 10-mile run. Register at http://www.minturn.org. Registration prices increase for race day sign-up.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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