A field of more than 300 is expected for the North Olympic Peninsula’s premier mud run and obstacle race on Saturday, as final preparations are under way for the 5K Pirate Zombie Mud Run.
Construction of the event’s 65-foot signature water slide in the center of the Peninsula College campus is nearly complete. In all, participants will face 15 obstacles highlighted by a mud crawl, a 14-foot-high climbing wall, a water tank, and new this year, a warped wall and a water balloon attack. And to make it even more exciting, runners and walkers will navigate zombie-infested forest trails.
“You do not have to be, ‘in it to win it,’ to enter these races, simply come enjoy a day of challenging obstacles, crawling through the mud and running away from the undead,” said Jeremiah Johnson, assistant athletic director and activities coordinator.
The event features something for everyone:
- $40 Youth and Family Race: Full mud run obstacles Youth Race (ages 8-14) 9:30 a.m. start. Families, youth groups, teams etc. can run this race together, but only those ages 8-14 are eligible to win this race. Trophies for first, second and third place male and female runners ages 8-14.
- $20 Kids Race: Slide, small obstacles and inflatables for your little creepy crawlies (ages 7-under) 11:30 am start. This is not a competitive race, kids are allowed to play on obstacles and run the course as many times as they want during the hour and a half time slot. No prizes will be awarded.
- $50 Adult Race: Full mud run obstacle race for competitive division (ages 15-over) 1:00 pm start. Company groups and teams are welcome.
Trophies will be awarded for fastest male and female runners ages 15-39, fastest male and female runners ages 40 and up, fastest male and female alumni, and fastest overall team/company group. People planning to run in the adult race who also have family running in the Youth/Family race need only pay the adult race fee to run in both.
Day-of signups and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day, with the first race at 9:30 am.
Entry fee includes an official Pirate Zombie T-shirt, admission and timing chip, as well as a barbecue lunch, sponsored by First Federal. Racers are asked to check in one hour prior to their race to receive a timing chip.
Company Teams/Groups, High school Teams/Groups, Middle School Teams/Groups, AAU and youth teams should contact Jeremiah Johnson for team pricing for more than five people.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3365946. Day-of-race participants can save on ticket fees by registering in person with cash or check.
For more information, contact Jeremiah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org