Participating in a zombie scramble.

Beat Your Best Finishing Times at the Zombie Scramble

Are you an avid runner? If so, you’ll want to look out for the City of Evanston’s 6th annual Zombie Scramble in November. Located just eight minutes from The Park Evanston, this unique event offers an excellent way to stay active while having a great time with friends.

The Zombie Scramble Community Run (November 2nd)

Before the race begins, each participant will receive a Zombie Scramble t-shirt and a flag football belt that must be worn at all times during the run. At your appointed time, you and your team will be signaled to begin the two-mile course.

But, look out! The dead have risen and will be chasing your team to the finish line. If a zombie steals all of your “lives” (flags), you’ll join the “infected” masses. The dead are not the only obstacles in this race. Along the course, competing teams will also have to complete two challenges as a group to make it to the finish line. Participants should bring flashlights to help them plot their escape from the zombie hordes.

If you manage to make it to the end of the course with one or more of your lives intact, you’ll be entered into the Zombie Scramble raffle. Prizes include Robert Crown skating passes, beach tokens for the 2020 season, and a Chandler-Newberger birthday party rental.  Be sure to stick around for the post-race party at the Ecology Center, where you’ll be treated to delicious food, drinks, and s‘mores.  

Registration and Logistics

The Zombie Scramble is one of Evanston’s most popular community events, so you’ll want to get your tickets before they sell out. To ensure your participation in this year’s race, you must pre-register online. Choose a specific wave time and click on the link to register. Wave times that have been filled will be marked “FULL.”

The registration fee is $20 per person. The first team will begin its run at 5:15 p.m. and waves will continue every seven minutes until 7:58 p.m. Note that all participants will have to sign a liability waiver. Check-in for the scramble will be at the Ecology Center at McCormick Boulevard at 4:45 p.m.

The race will begin south of the Rotary Friendship Garden at the Ladd Arboretum. Participants are encouraged to walk, ride, or bus to the event. However, parking will be available at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center located at 2100 Ridge Avenue. From there, runners will be shuttled to the starting line.

All in all, the Zombie Scramble offers plenty of fun for outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fans everywhere.

Want to get frequent access to events like it? If so, consider making The Park Evanston your new home. Contact us today to learn more about joining our community or to schedule a tour of our gorgeously landscaped property.

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