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Boojum Institute presents BOOjum Zombie Run for Family Friendly Fun at Galway Downs in Temecula Valley

BOOjum Zombie Run 2013 at Galway Downs

BOOjum Zombie Run 2013 at Galway Downs

Things that make us go BOO! 

The Boojum Institute and RKR Marketing proudly present a 5k run through zombie-infested trails, spooky tunnels, and over obstacles to reach the safety of a triage area on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Run and have family fun in zombie free zones, or take your chances running through Zombies infested areas, and protect your “life flags”  either way, participants are invited to stay after and enjoy the family friendly activities and fantastic food and beverages. Adults can enjoy the beer & wine garden. There will be a showing of ParaNorman in a park-like setting on a 25 foot outdoor screen.

The movie is free with registration.


It all began with a phone call from the Center for Disease Control. Boojum fielded the call and spoke to the CDC representative who asked us for help.

They were expecting a local outbreak of a new infection that was highly contagious and spreading fast, and were calling in help from every quarter. See, the CDC (like many) misread our name and believed us to be the Boojum Institute for EXPERIMENTAL Education.

The CDC revealed to us the details of this new outbreak. The virus appears to be triggered by the human brain’s disconnection from its natural world. The outbreak is most prevalent in highly urbanized areas and large cities, where it has spiraled almost out of control. As soon as the virus takes over a human body, the human loses spirit and humanity and the subject undergoes a death-like process. The subject then becomes enraged and/or listless, with no detectable life force or vitality. An insatiable appetite for brains, inducing homicidal behavior, accompanies either of these behavior manifestations.Being the conscientious organization that we are and always open to a new adventure, of course we agreed to help.

We formed the BZRI, Boojum Zombie Research Institute, and we have been hard at work on the vaccine for the zombie disease. The cure we have discovered can prevent the virus from taking hold in a human subject. It consists of a healthy regimen of outdoor activity and concentrated time spent out in nature and away from the asphalt and cement jungles of highly populated areas where the disease has become rampant. We have quarantined the outbreak zone and will be overseeing a mass transit of uninfected humans through the quarantine zone riddled with diseased virus carriers to the safety of our triage area replete with the vaccine.

Want to Volunteer? Please contact us: volunteer@boojum.org


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

No weapons or mock weapons will be permitted. No drugs, outside alcohol, or outside food/beverages are permitted. A sealed or refillable water bottle may be used. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed by persons under the age of 21.

No pets are allowed into the event grounds.

No you can’t camp here- get a room.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


What is the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

That’s fine. Your ticket gets you in.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Runners must be 16 years of age or older by race day in order to participate. Younger runners are allowed only if they run with their parent or an adult guardian.

Runners Rules:

  • If all of your flags have been taken, you are NOT automatically transformed into a Zombie.
  • Do NOT take another runner’s flags. You can be a Zombie later at the party.
  • Direct and intentional physical contact with any runner or zombie is strictly prohibited.
  • You are not to touch, hit, punch, tackle, kick, slap, scratch, pinch, spit on, bite, text, email or do anything harmful to the physical health of our Zombies or other runners, no matter how cool that may be.
  • Those in violation of this rule will be automatically disqualified and potentially escorted off of the grounds, without refund.
  • Just don’t do it.
  • Flags are to be visible to course officials and Zombies and are to be worn on the sides and back of the body.
  • Participants must wear their wristband clearly displayed.
  • Participants will not be allowed to race without an official wristband.
  • Working as a team with friends, family and strangers is allowed and recommended. It’s you vs. the zombies.
  • If you appear unfit, drunk or otherwise a potential danger to yourself or others, you will not be allowed to race and no refund will be given, but thanks for the donation to a great cause.
  • Runners must be 16 years of age or older by race day in order to participate.
  • Younger runners are allowed only if they run with their parent or an adult guardian.

What to Bring:

  • Yourself, clothed if possible.
  • Official ID (license, passport, photo ID, etc) or a parent/guardian if you are a minor.
  • A signed race waiver.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Cash for food, beverages and cool stuff (ATMs will be available on site).
  • Bring a chair or a blanket to chill and watch the outdoor movie.
  • Bring Trick or Treat bags for the business to business candy walk. Wear appropriate clothing and accessories (i.e. umbrellas, warm gear, cold gear, wet gear, etc.).

Register online early at: Healthy Races. 

For more information, visit: http://www.boojum.org/

About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

One comment on “Boojum Institute presents BOOjum Zombie Run for Family Friendly Fun at Galway Downs in Temecula Valley

  1. Pingback: The freaks come out…in the day — BooJum Hosts family friendly 5k Zombie Run at Temecula’s Galway Downs | Temecula Grapevine

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