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Runners participating in Long Island's first Zombie Race, (Credit: David L. Pokress)

Runners participating in Long Island's first Zombie Race, May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead, will face about 14 physical challenges, but will also have to dodge "zombies" stationed throughout the course who will be trying to grab "health" flags tucked into their belts. (March 28, 2013)

Zombie Race

Long Island's first Zombie Race, coming to Riverhead on May 5, 2013, is a 5k/15k mud run with an added obstacle: racers are chased through the course by human "zombies" who will try to steal "health" flags tucked into their clothing. Participants can choose to serve as either runners or zombies.

The Zombie Race is a 5k/15k mud run
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The Zombie Race is a 5k/15k mud run scheduled for May 5 that has an added obstacle: racers will be chased through the course by human "zombies" who will try to steal "health" flags tucked in their clothing. People can participate in the race as either runners or zombies-- here, a group poses on the course at Camp 4-H in Riverhead. (March 28, 2013)

The May 5 Zombie Race in Riverhead isn't
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The May 5 Zombie Race in Riverhead isn't a traditional timed 5k/15k run -- the goal is to make it through the course with your three "health" flags still intact. Costumed zombies stationed around the course will chase, hide or otherwise attempt to ambush runners in between obstacles, as demonstrated by folks affiliated with Cousins Paintball in Medford, which is organizing the race. (March 28, 2013)

Long Island's inaugural zombie race is scheduled for
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Long Island's inaugural zombie race is scheduled for May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead. The obstacle-laden 5k/15k course will send runners scrambling up cargo nets or through mud pits -- but there's a human element as well, with costumed "zombies" chasing runners through the course. Participants can sign up to be runners or do the ambushing as zombies. (March 28, 2013)

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It's going to be runners versus zombies during
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

It's going to be runners versus zombies during the inaugural Zombie Race, May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead. Runners will face costumed zombies who will try to grab "health" flags from their belts, as demonstrated by folks affiliated with race organizers at Cousins Paintball in Medford. (March 28, 2013)

Runners participating in Long Island's first Zombie Race,
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Runners participating in Long Island's first Zombie Race, May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead, will face about 14 physical challenges, but will also have to dodge "zombies" stationed throughout the course who will be trying to grab "health" flags tucked into their belts. (March 28, 2013)

Runners participating in Long Island's first zombie race,
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Runners participating in Long Island's first zombie race, May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead, will face about 14 physical challenges, but will also have to dodge "zombies" stationed throughout the course who will be trying to grab "health" flags tucked into their belts -- as demonstrated by runners and zombies affiliated with the race organizers from Medford-based Cousins Paintball. (March 28, 2013)

The May 5 Zombie Race in Riverhead isn't
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The May 5 Zombie Race in Riverhead isn't a traditional timed 5K/15K run-- the goal is to make it through the course with your three "health" flags still intact. Costumed zombies stationed around the course will chase, hide or otherwise attempt to ambush runners inbetween obstacles, as demonstrated by folks affiliated with Cousins Paintball in Medford, which is organizing the race. (March 28, 2013)

Participants in the May 5 Zombie Race in
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Participants in the May 5 Zombie Race in Riverhead can sign up to run the 5k or 15k course --or pay to be a zombie and ambush racers by grabbing their "health" flags in between obstacle challenges. Runners and zombies affiliated with race organizer Cousins Paintball demonstrate the chase. (March 28, 2013)

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Long Island's inaugural Zombie Race is scheduled for
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Long Island's inaugural Zombie Race is scheduled for May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead. The obstacle-laden 5k/15k course will send runners scrambling up cargo nets or through mud pits-- but there's a human element as well, with costumed "zombies" chasing runners through the course. Participants can sign up to be runners or do the ambushing as zombies. (March 28, 2013)

Long Island's inaugural Zombie Race is scheduled for
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

Long Island's inaugural Zombie Race is scheduled for May 5 at Camp 4-H in Riverhead. The obstacle-laden 5k/15k course will send runners scrambling up cargo nets or through mud pits-- but there's a human element as well, with costumed "zombies" chasing runners through the course. Participants can sign up to be runners or do the ambushing as zombies. (March 28, 2013)

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