Run For Your Lives is a thrilling 5km obstacle course run where Survivors are given 3 life tags and must traverse the infected zone, to make their way to safety.

This year’s Run For Your Lives is set to take place on Sunday 30th October, just a year after the last infection gripped the city. Hordes of ‘the running dead’ are making their way towards Malahide Castle and it’s time for a new generation to take on the challenge.

 Do you have what it takes to be a SURVIVOR?


The zombie apocalypse is upon us; Are you a ZOMBIE or a SURVIVOR?


Your mission as a SURVIVOR is simple – get to the Safe Zone! The only thing standing between you and survival is a challenging 5km obstacle course, laced with the Infected.

You will begin with 3 lives, each represented by tags around your waist. These are like magnets to the Infected. Earn the status of True SURVIVOR by making it to the Safe Zone with a least 1 of these 3 life tags still intact. Use your skill, speed and agility to avoid the Infected and ensure you are properly prepared to keep moving forward Р ZOMBIES like their victims standing still.

Do You Have What It Takes To Survive?


As a ZOMBIE you will be transformed into a living nightmare. Bits of flesh will hang from your face and your skin will slowly turn a paler shade as you become part of the Infected. Covered in blood and with an insatiable hunger, your only impulse will be to hunt down the red life tags of the SURVIVORS in the distance.

Once transformed, you will be led into covered woodlands and grassy plains where you will be given a designated area of the Infection Zone. Your goal is to retrieve as many life tags as possible.

Join The Horde of The Infected.


The best chance at survival is to run with a team; join or create a CLAN to avail of our discounted group price ticket options. The mission as a survivor is a simple one – SURVIVE!

Recognise which of your friends, family or colleagues possess special skills to help once an outbreak occurs, and register your CLAN for an evacuation wave today.

Escaping the living dead will require an organised and well-bonded team!


Run For Your Lives is a 5km obstacle course where Survivors (participants) are given three life tags (tag rugby tags with a velcro belt) and must traverse obstacles and avoid losing their tags to the Infected, whilst they make their way through the infected zones. Infected Zone refers to the obstacle course.
No, we will be releasing Survivors in evacuation groups of 100 - 200 people.
Survivors will be released in waves, containing 100-200 participants, throughout the day. Participants will be notified of their Evacuation Wave time approximately 2 weeks before the event date. If there are any issues with the session you have been allocated, please contact [email protected] and we will try to accommodate moving you into an additional wave time.
When registering you can choose what evacuation wave you would like to join. Closer to the event you will be notified of the approximate time of this wave. All evacuations will be number and colour coded using wristbands.
You will get dirty, you may get wet, but you will have a lot of fun in the process. We recommend participants to bring:
  • Confirmation slip A change of clothing A change of footwear Money for food and drinks
  • Run For Your Lives is an outdoor event and you will be exposed to the elements. Keep moving and you will stay warm!
    There will be water available for purchase at the event.
    No. The event will not be timed.
    No. The course will be clearly marked and there will be stewards stationed throughout.
    All participants (Zombies & Survivors) must be 16 years of age or older by the event day.
    By Train
  • Please check timetable at Irish Rail website www.irishrail.ie (Includes Dart)
  • By Bus
  • Please check www.dublinbus.ie/route-planner.
  • Is there car parking and is there a charge?
  • Yes there is parking on site - spaces are limited and are free of charge.
  • What do I do on the day of the event?
  • SURVIVOR - Once you arrive on-site, report immediately to registration where you will be given your race pack. Each race pack contains: 1. Life Belt & tags 2. Race Wristband
  • ZOMBIE - Once you arrive on-site, report immediately to registration where you will be sent into make up to be transformed into one of the Undead.
  • Can I buy tickets on the day of the event?
  • If the event does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available on-site on the day. However we would strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Can I buy more than one ticket at a time?
  • You sure can. The more the merrier! Why not gather a group of your friends or colleagues and join as a clan? We offer discounted rates for groups and you can select this option when you are registering.
  • Can I change the name on my ticket?
  • Yes. Please follow the steps outlined here
  • Yes. Contact us on [email protected] to speak to us about our corporate rates and offers.
    How do I contact the organisers?
  • Please email: [email protected]
  • I'm interested in sponsorship opportunities with RUN FOR YOUR LIVES IRL. Where do I find more information?
  • Please email: [email protected]
  • I want to be a vendor at RUN FOR YOUR LIVES IRL. How do I become a vendor?
  • Please email: [email protected]
  • Where can I leave my valuables?
  • There will be a secure bag drop which will be monitored for the duration of the event. You will be given a wristband which will correspond to a number on your bag. Only on presentation of your wristband, still secured to your wrist, will you be allowed to collect your bag.
  • Are there changing facilities?
  • Yes, there will be changing facilities on site.
  • Will there be showers?
  • No. There will not be any shower facilities at this event.

    MALAHIDE CASTLE – 30/10/2016


    MALAHIDE CASTLE – 30/10/2016


    MALAHIDE CASTLE – 30/10/2016


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