The living dead looked all too alive on Tuesday during the first ever â€œRun for you life,â€ a zombie themed obstacle course held in Robinson Stadium.
The event was put together by Associated Students Vice President for Campus Activities Fernando Becerra with coordination from several clubs.
â€œIt was vivacious and I had a lot of committee members helping me out. Overall it was awesome,â€ said Becerra.
Participants in the run had to sign a liability release form before being able to participate.
â€œBecause this event is somewhat of a contact [event] we have [participants] fill out a liability release form so that we are covered,â€ said Paul Tran, a volunteer at the event.
Participants were then able to decide whether they wanted to be â€œzombiesâ€ or â€œsurvivors.â€ The â€œsurvivorsâ€ were given a belt with three flags, which â€œzombiesâ€ throughout the course were trying to snag. The â€œzombiesâ€ had their faces touched up with makeup to give them that living dead look.
Karla Jovel, who is part of the Graphadena group, was one of those volunteers providing the â€œzombieâ€ makeup.
â€œIâ€™m doing some of the cosmetic work today. I am kind of into zombies so thatâ€™s why I [decided to do it],â€ said Jovel.
â€œZombiesâ€ in the event were eagerly awaiting their chance to maul â€œsurvivorsâ€ while the â€œsurvivorsâ€ tried vigorously to avoid them, knocking over obstacles and sliding across the field in the process.
â€œI have a craving for flesh,â€ said Chris Jones who participated as a zombie.
Even though the run was open to everyone, the clubs in coordination with it participated in a competition as â€œsurvivors.â€ Some of the clubs participating were TROPA, PUENTE, Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), and Circle K, with TROPA being the victor in the end.
â€œPeople were very intense and our committee did the best they could to regulate. All the clubs did a good job,â€ said Becerra.
The â€œZombiesâ€ were not left out of the competition though in the end the â€œzombieâ€ with the most â€œkillsâ€ was awarded a prize, which was kept a surprise till the end. Antonio Medina was the â€œzombieâ€ with the most â€œkills,â€ with a total of 23 flags. He was awarded a Nexus 7.
â€œI had no idea I was going to get a prize. I just thought that it was something fun to do,â€ said Medina.
Commenting on the event, Becerra was pleased with the turnout and participation.
â€œIt had a great turnout, we had so many amazing zombies. I like how people wanted to do it and I am glad that I could give that to them,â€ said Becerra.
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