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Published On: Mon, Oct 15th, 2012

[Updated] Gawad Kalinga Outbreak “Zombie Apocalypse” 5k /3k Fun Run

Can you finish “alive”?

The Gawad Kalinga Zombie Fun Run is a 5K and 3K fun run/walk to benefit the Child & Youth Development Program of Gawad Kalinga Tacurong. While the course is relatively easy, avoiding the zombies will be a bit more challenging. Each runner will wear a flag around their waist, and will need to use their smarts and agility to avoid the zombies plaguing the course in search of your flags. If you make it through the course with any of your flags left, you’ll finish “alive,” however, if the zombies take all of your flags…you’ll finish the race just like them – undead.

“Zombie Apocalypse”

The race is unofficially timed and will take place on the walking trails around town. Zombies will not give chase, they will be confined to assigned areas.

Pre-registration is P300.00 for both adult runners & zombies and P150.00 for student runners & zombies. Race registration includes your runners bib and flag belt, as well as a singlet for those who registered as runners @ P300.00 and only singlet for those who registered as zombies @ P300.00. For the students who register as runner @ P150.00 will have runner bib only. Please note, singlet are only guaranteed if you register by October 22, 2012.

Here are the race rules:

  1. The 1ST Gawad Kalinga Tacurong Zombie Fun Run is organized by its Area Coordination Team with local partners.
  2. Interested participants are required to pay a non-refundable entry fee alongside the accomplished and signed official registration form.
    • ENTRY FEES FOR RACES:
    • 5K -P 300.00 (Adult) /P 150.00 (Student)
    • 3K -P 300.00 (Adult) /P 150.00 (Student)
    • Zombie -P 300.00 (Adult)/P 150.00 (Student)
  3. Participants below the age of 18 who wants to join the Marathon must seek their parental/guardian consent and fill up the entry form where the parent/guardian is required to sign and must submit a photocopy of their NSO birth certificate or current school ID.
  4. Start time per category is at 4:30 pm at Tacurong City Hall ground.
  5. Participants may claim their official race packets (containing the singlet, the race number, safety pins, and route map) upon complete registration. Race numbers are non-transferable.
  6. Participants must wear the assigned race number on his/her chest. Participants not wearing a race number will be taken off the course by the race marshals.
  7. Participants upon registration must indicate they are runners or zombies.
  8. Participants to the Marathon will be given four (4) flag to be pinned around their waist. They must protect the flag not to be stolen by the zombies. They must have at least one (1) flag left to qualify to win the Marathon. These flag also serves as their raffle entry.
  9. Participants as zombies will grab the flag from the runners. These flag serves as their raffle entry.
  10. Zombies are responsible for providing their own costume. This costume should be fabric only nothing hard or with sharp edges. You should also wear appropriate athletic footwear. Zombies are not allowed to bring props of any kind. NOTE: Zombies stationed on the course will be assigned to specific zones. You will not give chase out of your zone. Also, physical contact with the runners is strictly prohibited. Your job is to create an obstacle for runners to get around and to grab the flags off their belt. Overly aggressive zombies will be removed by race officials immediately and will not be allowed to participate in future events.
  11. Pets, bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than the official race and medical vehicles.
  12. Participants being replaced during the race by a person who is not officially registered in the Marathon and accepting assistance from non-race participants will be disqualified.
  13. Participants who begin before the actual start time of his/her race category will be disqualified. Likewise, participants who do not start within 10 minutes from respective flag off will be disqualified and may not be allowed to start.
  14. Race officials, marshals, medical staff, and security officers have the right to pull-out any participant found not physically fit to continue the race. Participants must retire from the race immediately if asked or requested to do so by any member of the organizing committee.
  15. The race organizer reserves the right to reject any entrant or disqualify any participant who is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or having taken banned substances and any participant who is found to have misrepresented himself/herself. If his/her identity of eligibility is challenged, it is the responsibility of the participant to prove who he/she really is. Participants found to have been dishonest are immediately disqualified and subjected to disciplinary sanctions by the race organizer.
  16. The race organizer may change without prior notice any of the rules and regulations that they deem necessary to ensure the success of the race. The race organizer’s decision is final.
  17. Trophies & medals will be given to the top finishers of the Marathon. Prizes are as follows:
    • 5K & 3K Fun Run Men’s & Women’s Divisions: CHAMPION: -Trophy; Runner Up: – Medal
    • Best Zombie costume: Men’s & Women’s Division: Trophy
    • Twenty Five (25) raffle prizes will be drawn: Human Nature Products
  18. Finishers in all categories within the cut-off time will receive a certificate of finish. Results will be uploaded two (2) days after the race. Visit our facebook account, “Gawad Kalinga Sultan Kudarat” for more details.

NOTE: Registration is on a First-come-first serve basis. Participants should wear their Gawad Kalinga Fun Run singlets & numbers during the race. OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN.

* You may also join the GK Ourbreak Tacurong Zombie Apocalypse Zombie Run event’s page at Facebook here >>>>http://www.facebook.com/events/429265487133540/permalink/430633506996738/

RACE MAPs:

3k Zombie Run “Survival Map”

 

5K Survival Map

About the Author

- I’m a traveler. I work fulltime as a medical professional. I go to different places most of the time I’m off my day job. I shoot photos for fun, hack computers for even more fun and play badminton as my exercise. And yes, I’m not rich.

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  1. Noel says:

     Doc, Rem….. The Fun Run was a huge success!!!! Thanks for your support… posting it here did much for its promotion…. We are happy to know it can be done here in Tacurong.  WE were amazed to see people arriving with their whole families!  Family bonding for a cause! again, thank you!

    • Remo Aguilar says:

      Sir Noel, my pleasure to help. And the people of tacurong are interested to join also. (I must apologize though for not coming over and taking picture myself. Circumstances were beyond my control and I hope I can make up next time. GK should be credited for organizing events like this. Helping others should be fun!

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