Welcome to the 4th Annual Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Join us August 21, 2021 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido as runners will hit the trails around the park to escape those zombies that have infested San Diego.

EVENT DATE:  August 21, 2021

EVENT START TIMES: 10:00am (5K), 10:15am (1 mile)

EVENT LOCATION: Kit Carson Park, Tree Lake Pavilion

EVENT ADDRESS: 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 

EVENT PARKING: Onsite Parking


  • 5K Course

    • 3 mille loop course.

      • 1 mile of trail running

      • 2 miles of trail running and park course with zombies

    • Great course for all running levels

    • Minor obstacles along the course will include minor obstacles such as hay bails, benches, tress, and other natural obstacles that runners will have to maneuver around to escape zombies.

  • 1 Mile Fun Run

    • 1/4 mile trail run

    • 3/4 mile run through designated course inside park (see above)

  • No Aid Stations along the course

  • Runners and Walker allowed

  • Zombies can be found through designated areas around park.

What Runners Can Expect...

  • Zombie are there to chase you

  • Avoid them and keep your flags

  • Use any strategy you can to "survive"

  • Zombies will NOT make contact with runners in anyway, other than attempting to capture the runners flags

  • Direct contact between runners and zombies is strictly prohibited. Violators will be asked to leave.

  • Course length may vary for each runner, based on the strategy and direction chosen when entering the "infected zone"

  • Minor Obstacles will be included in the park to climb over, go under, or run around

  • Any obstacles are manageable by all running levels, and may be skipped in choosing to do so.

Event Schedule

8:00am-    Event Day Check-in begins

9:00am-    Safe Zone Festival Opens

10:00am-  5K starts

10:15am-  1 Mile Fun Run Starts

12:00pm-  Course Closes

1:00pm-  Events Closes

The Route Map to the Safe Zone:

The Shortcut (1 mile) Route Map: 

San Diego's Only Zombie Infested 5K

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