A sinkhole opened right near the entrance and the races (along with other events I don’t actually care about but other people do) had to be postponed until an evaluation could be done. Said evaluation made it clear that the park had to be closed, indefinitely. Hopefully they will be able to get the sinkhole fixed and re-open the park again soon.
But now, good news! Both The 5K Zombie Run and The 5KColor Blast have been relocated and rescheduled for March 19th at Northwest Equestrian Park. It’s just north of Citrus Park Mall, putting it very near where I work but I’ve never heard of it before. I love finding new places!
Anyways, the timing is perfect for me. I haven’t run consistently since the Spartan Race which was all the way back LAST February. Sad, I know. Too many excuses to list, so I won’t. But I am now over a string of random illnesses including a stupid stomach flu thing I think I am just over as of today, and positively jonesing to go for a run. Weird, I know. The point is it’s been so long since I’ve done anything remotely like a workout that I decided to start all over with the Couch 2 5K plan again. I’m hoping to be able to skip ahead in it a bit. But seriously, I did a pretty mellow yoga routine the other day and stopped before it was done because I was tired.
But now, I have a goal! I have zombies to avoid and colors to run through. So March is perfect.
It seems they still have tickets available for the run, and not only for the Tampa run, both runs are also going to be held in Largo on February 27th! Check out the races web sites for all of the details as far as times, registering, and bling.
If you didn’t sign up before, you should totally sign up now. These runs are fun, casual, and fun. Plus it’s always cool to support locals. You don’t have to be able to run a 5K to run one of these, you just need to run when you see zombies. Especially if you see them in The 5K Color Blast. Just saying. You never know.
You should also follow them on Facebook, because not only can you get up to date info on all of their runs, they post funny stuff when they aren’t sad about sink holes and maybe wondering why they don’t live in California. (Because every other natural disaster). Here’s the link to The 5K Color Blast’s Facebook and The 5K Zombie Run’s Facebook.