Off-Topic Thursday- Zombie 5k!

Zombie 5k

Do you like zombies and The Walking Dead?! Check out this post to see some zombie fun!

Thursday September 27 2012

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Photo by Patrick Gensel


This past Saturday, I participated in the Zombie Survivor Challenge. It was part of a 3 day zombie convention, called Infect Scranton, in my area.

I don’t normally do really athletic things, so I was excited to be active and get dirty.

The Zombie Survivor Challenge was 3 miles of running, obstacles and zombies. It was like a flag- football style 5K. I started as a “human” with 3 flags. I did the whole thing in about an hour and ended with 2 flags! So, I got a “Survivor” medal vs. the people with no flags that were “Infected”. The obstacles included tubes, tunnels, walls, tires, barrels, water, mud, etc.

I had so much fun and look forward to doing it again next year! (Click images to view larger.)

Before the 5K with my friend, Trisha.

After the 5K…and hosing mud off.


There were some professional photographers at the event. They took awesome muddy finish photos.

 Photography by Dean Hawkey.


Got a backpack, T-shirt and medal!


After the Zombie Survivor Challenge, the Infect Scranton convention took place at a high school. I was pretty tired, but went for a little bit. If you are into zombie comics, books, and old zombie movies you would really enjoy this convention.

I met IronE Singleton who plays T-Dog on The Walking Dead.

I love The Walking Dead and Rick Grimes, so I had to buy this awesome T-shirt from The Con Girls. (I showed it off in an Instagram collage lol)

I even customized my shirt for the 5k…


To purchase the Ricktatorship shirt or other Walking Dead inspired ones, click here.

If you live in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York area, you might want to check out Infect Scranton 2013!


Did you attend Infect Scranton? What was your favorite part?


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It looks like so much fun. I’m definitely going to sign up next year!

GussieSeptember 30, 2012

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