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Zombies Invade Montana On October 28th
In 2017 bees carrying a zombie virus swarmed north out of Texas causing a large zombie invasion across the United States. The virus is believed to have originated in South America and was brought to the US on a cruise ship out of Texas.
While the zombie virus was originally carried by bees the virus was quickly acquired by mosquitos and is now being spread throughout the United States by swarms of mosquitos. USA Today reported in May that Lake Worth, Florida was the first city to be affected this year with the Lake Worth Alert System sending out the following warning:
The very wet spring in Montana has caused the mosquito spread zombie virus to explode.
ANYONE bitten by a mosquito this year is at extreme risk of being infected with the Zombie Virus!
The Center for Zombie Control (CZC) in Atlanta has issued a warning for all of Montana but warns that Broadwater County Montana is at extreme risk for the zombie virus. The CZC warns that it takes months for the virus to gestate and they expect those infected to start showing symptoms and begin morphing into full zombies in the month of October with the epicenter of the infection being in Townsend, Mt.
The CZC warns that it is imperative that you must avoid contact with anyone that has morphed into a zombie. Be vigilant and on the lookout for any signs of the outbreak.
Will YOU survive the 2018 Zombie Epidemic?
The Missouri Valley Marketing Zombie Run/Walk/Crawl is a 5K course through Townsend. A family friendly event where participants will choose a role as either a living person or a zombie. The living will receive and wear flags which represent “life”. The goal of the living is to complete the race with life remaining. The zombies’ goal is to take all your lives.
At the beginning of the race each living person will be given 4 flags. There will be will additional opportunities to purchase more flags from a Zombie Run referee ($1.00) before and during the race. Bonus lives will also be given away by referees at the halfway point based on lives remaining! The Referees will be along the route to ensure that all participants are abiding by the Zombie Run Rules (see below).
Runners will have 1 hour to complete the run. The living will be given a head start over the zombies. Zombies will be set free shortly after to chase the living and attempting to catch them by grabbing a flag. When all flags are gone, and no lives are remaining, the participant is no longer eligible for a prize but welcome to finish the race. For those who feel the need for extreme thrill and speed, there will be a second wave of runners released AFTER the horde of Zombies and living participants already in play. Oh, but beware, hidden along the route will be zombies waiting to catch the unwary and obstacles set up to slow the living down!
Zombies must be made up to look like zombies. All costumes and spectators encouraged!
There will be a survival bash at The Betsy Bar & Casino after the race. Cash prizes, a 50/50 raffle, photo booth, zombie merchandise, food and beverage are some of the festivities to take place during the after party.
There will be cash prizes given for:
Most flags captured by a zombie
Fastest living adult with most lives remaining
Fastest living child with most lives remaining
Best Adult Costume
Best Child Costume
The pre-registration fee for the zombie run is $15.00 per person for early registration (on or before October 26, 2018). After October 26, 2018, the registration fee will be $20.00 per person.
Zombie run t-shirts and beanies ($10 each) can be ordered during the online registration process or can be purchased on the day of the zombie run. After the zombie run, merchandise will be available for purchase Artisans on Broadway in Townsend.
To see the zombie run route click on ROUTE
To see the timeline of events on the day of the run click on TIMELINE
To participate as a sponsor or volunteer please contact Pam Sample with Missouri Valley Marketing at
Phone: (406) 422-7028
Don't forget to visit the American Legion Haunted House after the Zombie Run.
Zombie Run Rules
All participants will respect all persons and property along the race while observing and obeying local, state and federal laws.
Only one flag can be taken from a living participant by each zombie.
Zombies will be attempting to catch runners by grabbing their flags -- no inappropriate touching or excessive force will be allowed!
While alcohol will be available at registration and at the after party -- no alcohol will be allowed on the course during the race.
Flags CANNOT be captured while participants are crossing intersections or completing an obstacle.
Living runners and zombies alike will remain on the official zombie run course and off private property.
The run is through the town of Townsend. Participants must respect local homes and businesses.
Referees will be along the route to enforce the rules -- violators will be eliminated from the run!
Family friendly event. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Rain or shine event. All registrations are final - no refunds.
Most importantly, everyone must have fun and be safe!
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Missouri Valley Marketing would like everyone to pre-register by filling in the form below. By giving us your contact information we can keep you up-to-date on the Zombie Run Activities and by specifying your T-Shirt Size we can ensure we have enough tee shirts for all participants.