Long Island

LI's first Zombie Race

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard at the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013) Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Long Island's first Zombie Race 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.

Participants start the first heat of the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants start the first heat of the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants start the first heat of the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants start the first heat of the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard at the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Amanda Torres of Brooklyn is a zombie participant
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Amanda Torres of Brooklyn is a zombie participant in the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

A mother and daughter team climb the wall
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A mother and daughter team climb the wall during the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard at the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard at the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" deal with a mud pit during the race held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard at the 5K "Zombie Race" held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" deal with a mud pit during the race held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" deal with a mud pit during the race held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

A participant in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A participant in the 5K "Zombie Race" deals with a mud pit during the event held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" try to avoid the zombies along the course on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" deal with a mud pit during the event held at the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" try to avoid the zombies along the course on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" try to avoid the zombies waiting along the course on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard during the 5K "Zombie Race," which was held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

A participant in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A participant in the 5K "Zombie Race" deals with a mud pit during the event, which was held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants try to avoid the zombies at a water hazard during the 5K "Zombie Race," held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" deal with a mud pit during the event held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" try to avoid the zombies along the course on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Participants in the 5K "Zombie Race" wash off at an outdoor shower after finishing the event held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

A participant in the 5K
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A participant in the 5K "Zombie Race" washes off at an outdoor shower after finishing the event held on the grounds of the 4H Camp on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (May 5, 2013)

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