It is with grave sadness that we must announce we must officially bury rUNdead (race cancelled). Our attempts to bring it back from the dead were not looking promising so we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to plan something else for a beautiful Saturday in May.

Guess Who's Back? Back Again? rUNdead's back. Scare a friend.

Yes, that's right! rUNdead, Charleston’s premier zombie race, is back from the dead! With the demise of Skinful Charleston and the Charleston Zombie Walk, and the temporary closure of Boone Hall’s Fright Nights/Running Scared Zombie 5K, the lack of creepy-crawlies was overwhelming! So we decided: it's time to open a few vials of TS-19, and create a new quarantine zone.

This time, no one's safe. rUNdead Charleston 2017 is Saturday, May 6th, from 10am - 4pm, and features:

  • A monstrous Kidz Quarantine Area, featuring a tumbling/gymnastics area with Summerville Dance Academy, a LEGO Zone by Bricks 4 Kidz, Charleston Jump Castles, Lowcountry Bubble Soccer, zombie tag, a NERF Zone, and much, much more.
  • The first ever Appetizer, a race strictly for kids ages 13-17.
  • The Main Course Race, for those runners ages 18 and up.

We are excited to be able to offer gift certificates in any denomination toward rUNdead registrations. These can be applied to your entire order up online checkout using the code sent via email. Purchase Gift Cards

  • Run for Your Life

    Run for Your Life

    This is a 5k like no other! To come out alive, it's all about speed, agility, and being VERY aware of your surroundings. To have an absolute blast, you don't even have to run!

  • Runners


    Runners start the race with a certain number of flags (think flag fooball). Their goal is to make it to the finish line as fast as possible and still have flags remaining. Lose your flags, and you're part of the infected.

  • Zombies


    Zombies are scattered throughout the course and try and take the flags from the runners. There are slow, barely moving zombies and fast, sprinter zombies.

Charleston rUNdead Poster
  • Spectators


    Spectators are free to watch the carnage, listen to music, play corn hole and beer pong, bring their kids to the KidZ Quarantine or just eat from the food trucks and drink some beer.

  • For a Cause

    For a Cause

    We are once again going to be a food drive for the Lowcountry Food Bank and we are raising money for Lowcountry Helping Hands, a portion of proceeds will go to helping lowcountry individuals in need.

  • Just Have Fun

    Just Have Fun

    Are you ready to chase or be chased? Or just watch? A zombie apocalypse 5k is pretty much an awesome time, no matter what you're doing there!

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Our Sponsors

  • Summerville Dance Academy
  • Defined Therapeutic Massage
  • Charleston Black Cab Company
  • Macaroni Kid
  • Paragon
  • Lowcountry Bubble Soccer
  • Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology
  • Charleston Jump Castles
  • Bricks for Kidz
  • DJ Jonny C
  • TRA

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