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8th Annual Traverse City Zombie Run - 5K Walk/Run

Join us for the Eighth Annual Traverse City Zombie Run, Saturday, October 29th. 2016

The Zombie Run has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. What's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination.

Over the years we have seen zombies from all walks of life, or should I say death. Who will show up this year, perhaps Zombie Trump? The only thing we never saw was someone not having a good time! Right Brain Brewery will hosting the run as always. The run wouldn't be the same without our friends at the Brain, get it?

Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony and best costumes prizes. We may have a few other surprises as well. Plus the beer will be flowing, who says you can't drink before noon? Besides, you’re already dead anyway!

Check out the promotional videos by Treefort Collective!

Morning Of

Morning Stretch



A zombie themed 5K (3.1 mi) run/walk. (course)


The race will start and finish at Right Brain Brewery, 225 East Sixteenth Street
Traverse City, Mi. (map)


The race starts at 9am Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Who benefits

All proceeds from this event will go to TART Trails.

What's the cost?

Adult 18 and up $30
Teen 13-17 $20
Child 12 and under $15
Prices go up $5 after Oct. 27th

What you get

All registered participants will receive a race t-shirt, professionally timed results, race bib, post race refreshments and entertainment. (T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after October 21st.)

Parking: Very Important!

Parking on neighborhood side-streets and at other businesses is not allowed and will be enforced. You must park only at Cone Drive (map) or Thirlby Field (map). Better yet, ride your bike! NORTE! Youth Cycling will provide first class bike valet parking at the start. Right Brain Brewery is offering $1.75 off any regular priced beer, wine, mead, or cider to people that ride a bike!

Will there be awards or prizes?

Medals will be awarded to the overall top male and female runners and age group winners. There will also be prizes for the best costumes.

When and where is packet pick up?

Packet pick up will take place from 4pm-7pm on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at Right Brain Brewery. Please check online for your bib number prior to coming to packet pick-up to help speed up the process.

When is late registration?

Late registration will take place during packet pick up and on race day from 7am-8:30am.

Results and Timing Info

Results are available on your smartphone within minutes of finishing at Searchable results will be available on our Race Results Page.

To help insure you will get an accurate finish time, please pin all four corners of the race number horizontally on the outside of any jacket or clothing on the front as close to the waist as possible. Water carriers or gel packs near the number can also affect the read. Wearing the number visibly on the front will insure a finish time.

Want to volunteer?

We are still looking for volunteers to manage the zombies! A volunteer party will be held  at 7pm on Monday, October 24th at Right Brain Brewery. Click here to check out the volunteer oportunities! 

Sorry, race fees are non refundable