Zombie Invasion SLO

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
November 3, 2014
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Zombie Run

Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity.

Zombie Run

Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections have the potential to seriously undermine national security. It is advised that you band together with fellow citizens to avoid this terrible plague. You will need to enter Camp San Luis Obispo and walk or run 5K on foot to a secure government location. 

Zombie Run

Most of our group chose to be zombies while Melanie’s son and his friend were survivors trying to avoid “us.” The kids and I had so much ripping up our clothes, dragging them in the dirt, and spraying them with fake blood. And the make-up…the make-up!!! I looked up how to transform into a zombie on Pinterest and there are so many tutorials. Caitlyn and I practiced the night before and freaked out our friends when I sent them sample pictures so we knew we were on the right track. Melanie, her daughter, and Carter all got their make-up done by the volunteers when we got there. And I must say they did an excellent job as well.

Zombie Run

Zombie Run

Zombie Run

Zombie Run

The “survivors” all start off with 3 ribbons. They can choose green, red and/ or yellow. You can choose the same color or a combination of ribbons. Wearing green indicates that they were wiling to run – run away fast from the zombies; yellow meant the zombies had to walk briskly to get their ribbons; and red (mainly for youngsters and/ or the elderly) meant they must be within arms length. These kids had more fun chasing after the survivors trying to gather as many ribbons as they could. I couldn’t stop laughing watching these guys.  At one point a survivor who was trying to get past the kids yelled “look…a cow…”  Simultaneously, the kids all look and the lady ran right past them!  The kids were not amused, but I about fell over laughing.  The kids had so much fun, they had no idea they just ran close to 3 miles!

Zombie Run

Zombie Run

Within this last year, I’ve had the opportunity to complete a mud run, a turkey trot, a color run, and now a Zombie run. I loved dressing up as a Zombie! This was SO much fun – fun for the whole family. We will definitely be participating in these from now on.

Zombie Run

What’s your favorite fun run?

Zombie Run

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Zombie Invasion SLO”

  1. Stephanie Larison says:

    That looks like so much fun, I love zombies haha.

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