The Zombie Dash 5K   |   Saturday, October 22, 2022, 6:45 PM

Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 4

October 4 is the last day that shirts are guaranteed with your registration.  You can still sign up online through 7 PM on Thursday, October 20, but a shirt is not guaranteed.  Stop by the shirt area after the race to check if your size is still available.  We do order extra shirts in anticipation of more registrations after this deadline.

Thursday, October 20

Early packet pickup

Early packet pickup will happen at Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids from 4-6 PM
Race day registration is $70 VIA ONLINE

Saturday, October 22, GAME DAY!

Runner Check-in

  • 4:45-6:45 PM at Sixth Street Bridge Park, 647 Monroe Ave NW.  Race starts at 6:45 PM.  Packets will contain your bib number with your chip, safety pins and a shirt if you registered as a runner before the shirt cutoff date and time stated online.  Limited same day registration.

Zombie Check-in (Zombie contest at 5:45 PM)

  • 4:45-5:45 PM at Sixth Street Bridge Park, 647 Monroe NW.  Packets will contain your bib number, safety pins and a shirt if you registered by the shirt deadline.  Zombines, please place the bib on your back at the event on Saturday.
  • Reminder, the zombie contest is from 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Zombies get brief training and head to feeding zones at 6:15 PM.

Race Start 6:45 PM

Start time of 6:45 PM with no assigned waves and a start cutoff of 7:00 PM for you night owls.  Flashlights and/or headlamps are required.  Sunset is at 6:48 PM. Darkness arrives shortly after 7:00 PM.  If you plan to walk the course, please start at 6:45 PM.  You will still start in small groups to avoid congestion on the riverwalk.  Your time starts when you cross the start mat.  No late starts after 7:00 PM for safety reasons.  Police blocking roads are being dismissed by a cyclist following the last official runner.  

Race Cutoff

8:00 pm course cleared (please choose an early wave to avoid course clearing time if necessary)

Best Dressed Zombie Judging And Awards Pickup 

The undead and alive will be voting on the 3 best dressed zombies at Sixth Street Park BEFORE the 5K from 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM.  The top 3 zombies will be presented with a special prize.  Audience participation will determine the top 3.  Age group award pickup for the 5K starts at 8:00 PM.  No formal awards ceremony.