Outside of being in the mindless horde, we understand that you enjoy competitive obstacle racing. Can you tell us a bit about the sport and why you enjoy it?
Would it surprise you that the first obstacle race Megan ran was a zombie-themed race? That was the inaugural Run For Your Lives, way back in October 2011, near Darlington, Maryland. From there, she somehow convinced Dan to join her at other Run For Your Lives events in June 2012 (held near Butler, Pennsylvania…while we were down there we drove through the Evans City Cemetery, where the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ was filmed) and September 2012. Then we started branching out and finding non-zombie-themed races, like Tough Mudder, Mud Hero, Warrior Dash, Spartan, and then in October 2016 and October 2017, we competed at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships at Blue Mountain, near Collingwood, Ontario.
Megan, Rowan and Dan, Another Course Bites the Dust
Obstacle racing is all about functional fitness and being able to adapt. It’s trail running, hill running, carrying heavy things up and down mountains, and a whole slew of obstacles that require a variety of skill sets to complete – strength, endurance, speed, agility, and sometimes a bit of everything. You can’t rely on just one thing to get you through a race. You have to be able to run and do monkey bars and climb walls, etc. Some of the better races are constantly innovating and creating more dynamic and technically challenging obstacles. You always have to learn to do new and different things with your body and figure out techniques for completing obstacles that don’t leave you exhausted.
Join us this Saturday (Nov. 4th) for our final “Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure” of the season and see Megan, Dan, Rowan and all our incredible zombie volunteers in action!