Participants Receive:

  • Monster Dash T-Shirt (Runners Only)
  • 5k Zombie Themed Run / Opportunity to Chase/Scare Runners
  • Swag Bag
  • FREE Snacks & Drinks
  • FREE Parking
  • Discounted Registration (optional)
  • Zombie Transformation (Zombies Only)

Parking & Check In:

  • Parking is FREE!! Please try and carpool to minimize traffic congestion
  • Check In & Swag Bag Pickup will be the morning of the event at YMCA Camp Wakonda
  • Runners: Plan to check in at the event table 30 minutes before your assigned heat time
  • Zombies: It takes time to make you look nice and terrifying! You will receive notification the week of the event telling you how early to arrive. Normally an hour before the first heat.

Event Description:
Prepare to take on the most fun and challenging Zombie-themed Survival Course (5k) Springfield has ever seen! Zombies will be lurking, hiding, and waiting to steal your flags as you run through some of the most interesting and challenging off-road terrain the Springfield area has to offer. This event is a 5k (3.1 miles) and will offer terrain and obstacle challenges to make this one of your favorite runs!​

Participate as a Zombie or a Runner!!!
Runners: you’ll have a lifebelt with 3 flags to begin. You’ll have multiple chances to earn more life flags as you move through course! You’re mission will be to run the course, conquering obstacles along the way, and dodging the Zombie horde as you pass through their containment zones!​
Zombies: you’ll get made over by our team of Zombie Makeover Experts and then will chase or stumble around in specific containment zones, trying to steal the life flags of Runners as they pass through!

Zombie Transformation:

  • Our Zombie Transformation Team is going to be hard at work the morning of the run making sure all of our zombies look absolutely killer. All Zombies need to arrive early day of the event so we have time to transform you into your best zombie self and then place you on the course.
  • Zombies will remain on the course for the duration of the event, roughly 2-2.5 hours, so feel free to bring snacks and drinks for your time on the course. After your transformation, you will receive your position assignment and head to your containment area for the start time!!! The event is rain or shine (no refunds)... dress for the weather!! 
  • Your Face & Clothing: Come with your face squeaky clean. Our makeup artists will be applying makeup,  zombifiying your hair, and bloodying you up!!! Wear your deadliest, dirtiest clothes... makeup may stain clothing!!!  Check out last year's pictures for ideas. NO WEAPONS... even fake!! 
  • ​You will receive an email from Axiom Events in the weeks before the run with your transformation appointment time. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled transformation appointment to allow for parking, Swag Bag pick-up, and your undead beginning.

Zombie Rules: 

  • Zombies must obey all rules! There will be course officials at each containment site for Zombie and Runner safety!
  • Chasers - Chase and steal flags! NO TOUCHING! 
  • ​Stumblers - Block and stumble around the living. Steal flags when you choose. NO TOUCHING!
  • ​All Zombies must stay in their containment zone for runner safety!
  • ​Direct and intentional physical contact between zombies and runners is strictly prohibited  for everyone's safety! Please notify course officials if you have issues. Offenders will be ejected from the premises without refund!

  • ​Health Flags - You can only remove 1 flag per participant! Please do not become gang zombies! 
  • ​End of Run - We will have a course official sweeper come through after the last wave of runners. Come to the starting line to grab snacks and drinks. 

2017 Event:

Due to unforeseen events Monster Dash 2017 has been canceled for this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Monster Dash will be back and better than ever in 2018!!! 

Axiom Events

​​Monster Dash Springfield 2017