Start date: 10/14/2023
Congratulations to all of our racers and a BIG Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors and volunteers!
2022 Race Results are in! Find them here:
2023 EVENT DETAILS
The annual Hyattsville Zombie Run is back in person and will be held in Driskell Park on October 14th! This fun, family-friendly event includes three races: a 1K Family Fun Run, a 1 Mile Kids Run, and a USATF certified 5K, all of which raise funds for our neighborhood schools! The Hyattsville Zombie Run is organized by the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA. Your donation will help purchase art supplies, instruments, teacher appreciation efforts, school beautification, classroom supplies, and more.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
The Hyattsville Zombie Run will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, rain or shine. It takes place at Driskell Park at 3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville.
- 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up
- 8:45 a.m. – 1K Family Fun Run
- 9:05 a.m. – 1M Kids’ Challenge
- 9:30 a.m. – 5K Zombie Run
- 10:30ish a.m. – Awards ceremony (at the conclusion of the 5K)
REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP
Please register for the race(s) of your choice using the links above. Online registration will close at 12:00pm on Friday, October 13th. Participants are encouraged to pick up their packets (race bib, goody bag, and race t-shirt) on Friday, October 13, 4-8 PM at the Driskell Park Recreation Building. Day-of registration and Packet pickup will also be available the day of the race, 7:30-8:45 AM at Driskell Park. Please note, T-shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals registering or picking up packets on the morning of October 15th may not receive a shirt or their desired size. Please plan accordingly.
Parking is available at the Hyattsville Municipal lot across the street from the city building located at 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781 The City of Hyattsville is providing a free shuttle bus from the garage to the park—just look for the City Bus at the entrance to the garage. Car-pooling with your runner or walker friends is another great option!
This race starting line is a 20 minute walk from the West Hyattsville metro on the Green Line. Leave the station and walk SOUTH on Hamilton St. and travel 1.1 miles. Turn Right into Driskell Park and follow the signs to the registration/packet pick-up tables.
Our shirts come in adult sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL and youth sizes S, M, and L. The shirts feature this year’s Hyattsville Zombie Run logo, and sponsors are printed on the back. The availability of your T-shirt and your preferred size is not guaranteed as we order shirts well before the race day. We also have merchandise available for sale in our online swag store: https://zombierunswag.creator-spring.com/ Proceeds from the sale of items in the swag store support the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA.
Costumes are encouraged but not required! This is a 5K with a Halloween/Zombie theme to make it fun. There will be awards for costumes and some racers might dress as zombies or in other costumes but there will not be any zombies chasing the runners along the course. This is a fun, family event, and you are welcome to dress as you see fit. Register for the costume contest at the HES PTA tent—you must register to participate! Prizes will be awarded!
FOOD AND DRINKS
Local vendors will be selling food. Local breweries Streetcar 82 and Denizens Brewing Company will be on site selling beer and Maryland Meadworks will be on site selling Mead.
Race timing for the Hyattsville Zombie Run is provided by Race Wire (my.racewire.com/athletes). Runners who provide their cell phone number or email during registration will receive their official time from Race Wire shortly after finishing the race. All race bibs will have timing devices already affixed to the back of the bib when you pick it up. If you register for multiple races, you will receive multiple bibs. Please be sure to wear the correct bib for the correct race!
PLEASE NOTE: Bending, crumpling, or folding the bib may affect the ability of the timing device to correctly record a runner’s time. Please be careful handling the bib to avoid damaging the timing device. Do not move through the finish arch with your bib on unless you are completing a race! This could impact how the sensors record your run.
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