Zombie Survival “Twilight Challenge”: FAQ

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

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We realize that many questions might arise when considering to join this event so we’ve tried our best to answer everything you might need to know!

After reviewing the questions below should you still have more questions, feel free to contact us.

1.0   What is it?       

This is no ordinary challenge. Participants need to escape the creatures and beings wandering
Pittsburg’s Lincoln Park. The more adrenaline the better. This will be an adventure not soon forgotten.
Participants must return from the Zombie Zone with at least one health flag.

2.0 When and Where?

The race will be held on Friday, October 25th.
The race will be located around and through Lincoln Park. All participants will need to check in at Lincoln Center,710 W. 9th between 5:00pm – 5:45pm.

3.0 How does it work?

Each registered participant will receive a belt much like a flag football belt. Attached to each belt will
be two (2) life flags; each belt is one (1) life. You will need to cross the finish line with at least one flag!

Unidentified areas throughout the course will be invaded with Zombies and Creatures of the
like who will try to take your flags.

Participants are NOT allowed to take other participant’s flags or pick up any flags
from the ground. Participants will never have more than two (2) flags total.

4.0 How do I wear the flags?

Flags will be worn on the belt provided for each participant. A single flag will be worn on each hip.
Participants are NOT permitted to tuck their flags into clothing or shorten the flags or
they will be disqualified. All flags are to hang freely and visible at ALL times. Belts must be
worn around the waist.

5.0 Will the Zombies or Creatures hurt me?

No, we have specially trained our Zombies and creatures. They do not want you, they only want
your flags. The good news is that a single Zombie will not take all of your flags in a sole
Zombie Zone. Many of your encounters are those of slow moving Zombies and Creatures.
Although, you may run into those that block your way and you’ll need to maneuver
your way around. And don’t say we didn’t warn you when you come upon fast Zombies who
will chase you if you enter their territory.

6.0 How old do you have to be?

Children under the age of 12 years old are allowed to run in the Zombie Survival: Twilight Challenge AND they
must be accompanied the entire route, by a registered participant over the age of 18 years old. Parents,
guardians or friends not registered for the race, will not be able to run or walk the route with the child.
Participants under the age of 18 years old, will need to have their waiver signed by a parent or legal
guardian to be allowed to participate.

7.0 Where and when do I pick up my race package?

Race packets will be available for pick up on the day of the event from 5:00pm – 5:45pm at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th. Early packet pick up will be available on Thursday, October 24th from Noon – 5:00pm at Lincoln Center.

8.0 How early should I arrive?

We encourage participants to arrive early so that they can find parking as well as check in prior to event time.

9.0 What if the Zombies take all my flags?

A Zombie nurse will be available at an undisclosed location on the course. A Zombie nurse may help you win a life back before you cross the finish the event.

10.0 Can I defend myself against Zombies?

Unfortunately, NO. No one is allowed to touch any Zombies or Creatures! You must be
calculating and strategic in order to escape! We recommend running with allies to improve
your odds of surviving.

11.0 Can I race with a team?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. Besides how else will you know what friends you can trust
if there is ever a Zombie Apocalypse?!? Teams are not awarded prizes but you’ll have bragging rights
knowing you survived!

12.0 What if I get hurt?

The race director, course officials and first aid will be onsite for the duration of the event.
If a participant gets hurt, we will work quickly to fix you up, especially before the Zombies get to you.

13.0 How many people will be in each wave?

The event will be capped at 150 participants.

Participants will be released into the Zombie Zone in groups of 10-20 at staggered times.

16.0 What do I get if I survive?

All participants will receive a rather unique finishers medal!

The first 50 to register for this event will also receive a special event t-shirt!

17.0 Can I be a Zombie?

YES! For those interested in being a Zombie, we invite you to participate in our Zombie creature contest! Those wanting to enter, need to register through the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department at 620-231-8310. Those entering the contest will partake in chasing the humans during the event and then finish the night out with a special awards ceremony for the “Best Zombie” to win a prize!

Zombie Fee: $5.00 per person

18.0 Can I bring my dog or stroller?

We love both pets and babies, but unfortunately we cannot allow them to be on the course.
The course through Lincoln Park may not be not stroller friendly at all times. Plus the Zombies are scary!

If  you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact us.


Contact Information

Parks and Recreation
710 W. 9th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 231-8310

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Inclement Weather Hotline
(620) 232-PARK
(620) 232-7275