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- What should I bring?
Comfortable clothes, shoes, and don’t forget to pick up your registration packet
before event day if you have pre-registered online. Other than that, you just need
to survive the zombie horde; if you are unable to do so, it won’t really matter what
what you brought with you.
To participate in all the festivities at the post apocalypse party you will want to make
sure you bring a photo ID and cash or card.
- What wave am I scheduled for?
When you register for the run, you select a start time. This is the time you should
plan on getting to the start line to embark on your adventure. Show up an hour early
if you did not pick up your running packet before event day and a half hour early if
you were able to do the pre-event day packet pickup.
- Where and when can I pick up my running packet?
For the Claremont run on May 2, you will pick up the packet at the
4189 Santa Ana st. Unit F
Ontario, CA 91761
You can come by on any Tuesday or Thursday on or after April 14th between 12pm and 4pm.
If you want to pick up a packet for another person, you will need their full name and birth date.
Packet pickup will be available on the event day if you are unable to make it to one of the
scheduled pre-pickup days. However this option is not recommended as picking up on the event
day will cause delays for processing.
- Can I have someone else pick up my packet?
Yes, for everyone’s convenience we are allowing people to pick up packets for other
people. However, in order to pick up another person’s packet, you will need to know
their full name and their birth date. Make sure to give that info to whoever is picking
up the packet for you.
-Where is the event being held?
There are multiple locations for the Dead Garden Run. If you are unsure of which one you
registered for, just check your confirmation email.
Here are the exact coordinates of the zombie outbreaks:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
- Do I have to run?
No running required but our zombies are fast and highly trained, so if you
want to survive with all your limbs and flag belt intact, you will need to run.
However the excitement can be just as easily shared in by walking the course.
This is not a competitive race and there is no one timing you – the only goal you
have is to survive!
- Do I have to have fun?
- Is there an age requirement?
Nope, zombies don’t care what age you are, they just want your brains. This
event is organized to accommodate participants of all ages. The activity
center includes attractions that both children and adults can appreciate.
If you are a minor, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
-What if I just want to be a spectator?
Spectators are encouraged to come by to observe the carnage. There are a lot
of attractions to keep you entertained at the base camp and you can certainly come to cheer on
the runner or team of your choice. Although we can’t guarantee spectators are
going to be safe from the zombie outbreak. The attractions include a beer garden
serving up craft brews from Dale Bros Brewery, DJ, photo ops, vendors, and food
trucks with great eats.
-Is registration refundable or transferable?
Unfortunately, we cannot support a refund policy. The purchase should be considered
final and no refunds can be issued for any reason including scheduling conflicts.
Here’s the good news: you can transfer your registration to someone else to come in
-What entertainment and activities will be provided?
Music from a local DJ; beer garden; team competitions; vendors; makeup expositions
and photo ops with zombies (not real ones). There’s a lot more to do at this event
than just run from hungry zombies.
-Can I volunteer?
We can’t get enough volunteers! They make the event possible and are key to controlling
the zombie outbreak. Click on the “Volunteer” button at the top for details on how to
become a volunteer.
- Can I bring food and drink?
Unfortunately we cannot allow people to enter the venue with food, but you are permitted
to bring water. We will be providing free water at refreshment stations and food vendors
will be there to serve up some post-apocalyptic delicacies – body parts are not on the menu.
- Can I bring my dog?
As much as we would love to allow pets, our insurance will only underwrite us if we are
risking human lives ONLY during this zombie outbreak. For this reason, only certified
service dogs will be allowed on the premises.
- How long is the run?
The course at the Palos Verdes event is over 4k and the run at the Claremont
venue is around 3.5k.This run isn’t about obstacles and racing – it’s about the
adventure of escaping a garden infested with hundreds of zombies and living to tell the story.
- How do I win a free beer from the beer garden?
It’s real easy: just survive the zombie apocalypse by making it through the
entire course without a zombie taking your flag belt and you will be presented
with a ticket for a free beer at the finish line. For those survivors under 21, they
can use the ticket to get a free soft drink of their choice.