YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE
On October 19th, the dead will be running amongst us. To survive, you must traverse a 5K course with off-road and street terrain. The run is easy. It's avoiding the zombies that can get a bit tricky, especially when they're after your flags.
All registered runners will get a belt with 2 flags. If you manage to make it through the course with 1 or more flags still attached, we'll give you water at the end of the course. Just kidding. Everyone gets water, but we'll include something special for those wily runners.
And if you're feeling particularly brave, we double dare you to experience the Pine School's famous Haunted House at 6:30pm immediately following the race. Enter at your own risk!
Survivors will be rewarded with plenty of food and drink. There will be several zombie-free safe zones with unspoiled water on the course.
Zombie Survival Kits are available to everyone that registers by October 1st. The kit will include a zombie shirt, flag belts and various survival supplies.
Halloween costumes strongly encouraged! We hear it confuses the dead. NO MASKS.
Date and Time
Friday, October 19th at 6:00 pm
Race Day Schedule
2:30pm - Check In / Registration
5:45pm-6:45pm - Front Gates Closed for Race - No Vehicle Access to Campus
6:00pm – Zombie Knight Run Start
6:00pm - Haunted House Opens
Race Day: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
$20-$25 before August 24th;
$25-$30 before September 21st;
$30-$35 after September 21st;
$45 on Race Day
Entry fees include race, food, drinks, haunted house entry and Zombie Survival Kit (guaranteed to those that register by October 1st).
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for the Zombie Knight Run, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kelly Hilton-Green at 772-675-7005.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at the Zombie Run?
Come out dressed in a Halloween costume or zombie outfit (that you can run in) NO MASKS. You can wear regular clothes too, but be warned that zombies are attracted to normality. Ghouls will be running amongst you on the course, which means they may jump out at you (infect you and proceed to eat you). Protect your immunity flags. Each runner will be equipped with a flag belt that includes two immunity flags. The ghouls will be going after these. Don't let these go! If you lose both, you lose immunity and can be easily infected.
Although our ghouls have been warned about scaring the littles, there’s no guarantee that they will listen (they are mindless ghouls), so it’s best to have an adult with young ones to help shield them from the unruly, living dead.
What about the Haunted House?
We are thrilled to bring back the famous TPS Haunted House during the 10th annual Knight Run. The Haunted House will be open to the public and race participants on race day at 6:30pm and will be located on the tennis courts behind the gymnasium on the North side of campus. The Haunted House is being created and managed by the same amazing team that terrified us on the Stuart lower school campus for many, many years. There is no charge to enter the Haunted House. You won’t want to miss it!
What is the course like?
The Zombie Knight Run course is approximately 5K with both off-road, street terrain and a few challenging hills. The race begins at the soccer field behind the school buildings. Be prepared for lots of uneven surfaces (and flesh eating zombies).
Will there be blood? Will my clothes stain?
Yes and yes! This is a Zombie run, after all, so you can be sure there will be lots and lots of gruesome blood and body parts, especially as you run through the blood station. To survive, please wear clothes that you're ok with getting stained, this includes costumes. Although we will have a "blood free" zone, the Zombies may ignore our instructions and go after you anyway. Be cautious!
What if it rains?
Unless there is a downpour/thunderstorm or unsafe conditions, the event will go on. We’ll announce any cancellations on our Facebook page (/thepineschool) and on Twitter (@thepineschool)
What is your policy on refunds?
Due to the high cost associated with planning for this event, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED for any reason.
What about parking?
Parking is available at designated areas on campus, including street parking and parking in the South lot and at the East side of the front soccer field.
What about restrooms?
School restrooms are open to the public.