A giant water slide will be a featured obstacle on the Peninsula College Port Angeles campus during this Saturday’s Zombie Mud Run. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A giant water slide will be a featured obstacle on the Peninsula College Port Angeles campus during this Saturday’s Zombie Mud Run. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

More than 300 expected to flee zombies in Peninsula College mud run

PORT ANGELES — A field of more than 300 is expected for Peninsula College’s mud run and obstacle race Saturday, as final preparations are underway for the 5K Pirate Zombie Mud Run, according to a press release.

The event features something for everyone:

$40 Youth and Family Race: A full mud run obstacles youth race (ages 8-14) will have an 9:30 a.m. start. Families, youth groups, teams and others can run this race together, but only those ages 8-14 are eligible to win this race. There will be trophies for first-, second- and third-place male and female runners, ages 8-14.

$20 Kids Race: There will be a slide, small obstacles and inflatables for little crawlers (ages 7 and younger) with an 11:30 a.m. start. This is not a competitive race; kids are allowed to play on obstacles and run the course as many times as they want during the hour-and-a-half time slot. No prizes will be awarded.

$50 Adult Race: This is a full mud run obstacle race for a competitive division (ages 15 and older) with a 1 p.m. start. Company groups and teams are welcome.

In all, participants will face 15 obstacles highlighted by a mud crawl, a 14-foot-high climbing wall, a water tank and, new this year, a warped wall and a water balloon attack.

And to make it even more exciting, runners and walkers will navigate zombie-infested forest trails.

“You do not have to be, ‘in it to win it,’ to enter these races. Simply come enjoy a day of challenging obstacles, crawling through the mud and running away from the undead,” said Jeremiah Johnson, assistant athletic director and activities coordinator.

Trophies will be awarded for fastest male and female runners ages 15-39, fastest male and female runners ages 40 and up, fastest male and female alumni and fastest overall team or company group.

People planning to run in the adult race who also have family running in the Youth/Family race need only pay the adult race fee to run in both.

Day-of signups and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day, with the first race at 9:30 am.

Entry fee includes an official Pirate Zombie T-shirt, admission and timing chip, as well as a barbecue lunch sponsored by First Federal.

Racers are asked to check in one hour prior to their race to receive a timing chip.

Teams and groups should contact Jeremiah Johnson for team pricing for more than five people at [email protected]

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3365946.

Day-of-race participants can save on ticket fees by registering in person with cash or check.

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