Outbreak Manila 2012: Run for your Life!

You want to get serious about running and now is your chance? I’ve heard of an outbreak in the Philippines recently this year and it is coming in fast. Walkers, runners and zombies are everywhere and me too are getting worried. No other weapon, ammunition or blaster could kill of all them and the only chance of surviving is to RUN…

Hep, hep, hep! That’s just from the movies or hit TV seriesThe Walking Dead” but really this outbreak is hitting Manila soon and they added fun in running a 5K in a whole new twist for all of us to enjoy. This is not just your ordinary fun run, it’s gonna be awesome. Calling our fellow runners/enthusiasts, know when the next outbreak will burst. BEWARE!

Click here to know more about the Outbreak

Since 2008, fun runs and marathons have increased greatly in popularity. Despite this growing figure, running has yet to meet its full potential.

Outbreak Manila adds a whole new twist to the typical 5km run. Our goal is to come up with a race that stands out from all the rest by giving people a cause that they would really run for. And what better cause can there be than to run as if your life depended on it?

This time you aren’t just running against time or obstacles. But you’ll also be running from FLESH EATING ZOMBIES.

Brace yourselves. The Outbreak is upon us.


General Mechanics:

How it works?

  • Before the race, you will be given a belt with 3 flags attached to it. These flags represent your health.
  • During the race, zombies will be scattered across the course to eat your brains… err get those flags. One zombie can only get one flag from you.
  • Direct physical contact (punching, kicking, scratching, tackling, spitting, hadukens, flash kicks, etc ) between zombies and runners will strictly not be permitted.
  • Violators of these rules will be escorted out of the premises with no refunds
  • There will be obstacles in the course where you can choose to go through to attain additional health flags.
  • There will be instances where you have to choose either the easy way, or the horde way
    Easy way – less zombies but longer
    Horde way – more zombies but shorter
  • Upon crossing the finish line, you need at least one health flag intact in order to be eligible for prizes. Should you lose all your health flags, you are still allowed to finish the race and your time will be recorded but you shall be considered “dead” and no longer be eligible for prizes.
  • If you find yourself out of health flags, you are not considered a zombie and are not allowed to start pulling at other runner’s flags.

What you’re up against?


  • There will be walkers, runners, and even crawlers. But don’t worry, Zombies will not be allowed to make physical contact with runner other than in attempting to pull a health flag.
  • Likewise, runners are not allowed to make direct physical contact with Zombies. Weapons and other devices for self-defense will be strictly prohibited inside the course. Marshalls will be around the area to keep watch. Violators (Runners and zombies alike) will immidiately be disqualified, escorted out of the premises without refunds and will be handed over to security for detainment.
  • Don’t taunt the zombies. They had feelings too (once in their previous life). So play nice and just keep running. Remember: the goal is to get out ALIVE.


  • The course will contain challenging terrain. But there will be water and medical stations along the way to help you survive the outbreak
  • There will also be several man made obstacles scattered in the course where you can get additional health flags

What to remember for the race day:

Be prepared for the OutBreak

  • Costumes are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. But make sure you can still run in them.
  • Be there early. We will feed our zombies at the start but they might grow hungry as the day progresses
  • We recommend you arrive at least 1 hour before race time to allow time for parking and registration
  • Don’t forget your zombie repellent (Sunblock) – You don’t need to get a sun burn… running away from zombies is hard enough
  • Check the weather before the event to make sure you are prepared (i.e. umbrellas, warm gear, cold gear, wet gear, etc)
  • Weapons of any kind will not be permitted. (Knives, Shotguns, Pistols, Nerf Guns, BB Guns, Plastic Swords, Pipe Bombs, Molotovs, Shurikens, Light Sabers, etc.) We know zombies are terrifying, but let’s just outrun them and try to get out alive in one piece.

Rules to Live by

Stay alive. Ah ah ah ah, staying alive, staying alive

  • Direct and intentional physical contact with any runner or zombie is strictly prohibited. Any form of punching, kicking, scratching, tackling, spitting, hadukens, flash kicks, etc . between zombies and runners will strictly not be permitted.
  • No hiding or tucking away of flags. Flags are to be visible to course officials and zombies (not covered by long clothing) and to be worn on the sides of the body.
  • Intoxicated guests will not be allowed to participate in the race. Please arrive to your wave time SOBER.
  • No drugs, outside alcohol, or outside food/beverages are permitted on the property. Should these items be found among your belongings they will be immediately confiscated. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the event.
  • Participants and spectators must abide by all instructions given from the race directors, race staff, volunteers and medical personnel
  • Violators of these rules will be escorted out of the premises with no refunds

Know when the next OUTBREAK will happen, updates & announcements:

Visit: Outbreak Manila Official Website
Facebook: Outbreak Manila Fan Page Twitter: @OutbreakManila
YouTube: OutBreak Manila’s Channel

Source: outbreakmanila.com

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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9 Responses to Outbreak Manila 2012: Run for your Life!

  1. Black Beauty is giving away free flags for outbreak Manila 3 Enchanted Kingdom on Oct. 31, 2012!! for every 120ml of Black Beauty shampoo you’ll get free 2 flags!!! You can also win free slot for OUTBREAK MANILA: Enchanted Kingdom. Just visit BLACK BEAUTY FACEBOOK PAGE to know how!! 🙂


  2. rafael says:

    When is this?


  3. ok jung says:

    where and when this will be done?? im interested i think it’s fun!


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