Saturday night Dessert Man and I ran the Monster Bash Dash. We ran with a group of friends and called ourselves the Terrifying Teachers. It was a trail run with frightening obstacles along the way. The race started at 8:20pm. It was light when we started, but darkness fell soon after.
The trail was hilly, bumpy, sandy and twisty with the added difficulty of avoiding monsters and zombies along the way who tried to get you.
Really they were trying to grab one of two flags each of us were wearing. Our goal was to finish the race with at least one flag left.
My strategy was to speed by the zombies while they were pursuing someone else. They were tricky and that didn't always work.
We were required to wear a head lamp and I decided to wear one that attached to my running hat. Big mistake- it was so heavy that it weighed my hat down (note wonky tilt of hat in photo) and I had to take it off and hold it during the run.
They spent a lot of time preparing the course. There were skulls, bones and bodies scattered throughout. There were also sections that were covered in plastic tunnels that we had to run through, without much visibility. A great hiding place for the bad guys.
Those who finished with a flag were considered Survivors and received this shirt.
This race was a definitely a different experience and very unique. Running a trail at night with people chasing you is an adrenaline rush! Glad it was just for fun. I am not cut out for horror films.