The biggest zombie event Columbia, Mo. has ever seen is now only a week away! Supporting two great causes: The Central Missouri Humane Society and Woodhaven. It starts out with the Day of the Running Dead at Midway Travel Plaza, a 5K obstacle course where participants run for their lives through mud and zombie hordes to reach the finish line. It ends with the Night of the Drinking Dead in downtown Columbia, with a pub crawl including 15 participating bars. Here’s some more information to hopefully get you interested in joining one (or both!) of these two great events!
Day of the Running Dead
Start the horror off early at 11:00 AM October, 4 out at Midway. Run through forests and mud and live a horror movie as zombies chase you though the three mile course. Avoid the hordes as you go off road and jump fences. But watch out, some zombies will be more aggressive than others. Dress in costume, because there is a costume contest and just have fun. Don’t worry. The zombies won’t actually eat you. Once the race is over stick around for food and fun. Survivors deserve a little break after running all that way for two great causes. You’ll probably want to bring a change of clothes for that, though.
Registration is still open! Head over to the event website and sign up. We also need as many volunteers as we can get to spread the infection. Be a zombie and have a ton of fun with this awesome event.
Night of the Drinking Dead
The infection wasn’t quarantined at Midway but has spread to downtown Columbia and fifteen bars in the area: 9th Street Public House, Campus Bar & Grill, Déjà Vu, Eastside, Gumby’s, Heidelberg, International Taphouse, McNally’s, Logboat, Quinton’s, Roxy’s, SoCo Club, Snappers, Shotbar and Tropical Liqueurs. A $10 wristband gets you free cover at all the participating bars and exclusive drink specials plus $10 flat rates from Taxi Terry inside city limits. Set up in our Quarantine Zone will be some of the best food trucks and vendors in Columbia.
Have a great night out on the town to support Woodhaven and CMHS as well as the participating local businesses. We guarantee it will be a fantastic night! Get your wristbands online here.
Interested in Volunteering?
We will take all the help we can get. Whether you want to be a zombie chasing down runners in the 5K or selling wristbands at the bars during the pub crawl, any help we can get we will appreciate. If you’re interested in helping with either of these awesome events, visit our website and fill out the form.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We want to take a minute to thank everyone who’s made putting on this incredible event possible, especially our sponsors, staff, and volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you!