Prepare for the zombie apocalypse: Join the Guts & Gory Zombie Run and Challenge in Mesquite in September!

Mesquite, Texas – Every September, zombies attack at Rorie-Galloway Day Camp in Mesquite. Or at least volunteers in zombie costumes as part of the annual Guts & Gory Zombie Run and Challenge.

On Sept. 16, runners are invited to race through the woods to escape the zombie apocalypse. This unique event includes a 3K race with participants competing in challenges, obstacles and missions designed to test their strength, speed and problem-solving abilities.

Racers will work in teams of up to 5 members to escape the zombies and complete challenges along the way. The race route includes an optional mud pit. Runners sign up individually for a flight time, with the first set starting at 9 a.m. The fee for runners is $20 per racer over age 17 and $10 per runner ages 12-17.

Not interested in racing? Volunteers are needed for the zombie horde. Dress in your best zombie costume (nothing too revealing, provocative or horrific). Zombies will get free theatrical makeup applied courtesy of event sponsor The Parker House, a haunted house attraction in Denton. Registration is free for zombies. Flight times for zombie participants start at 8 a.m.

The Guts & Gory Zombie Run and Challenge may be too intense for some people. The event will feature a form of live entertainment that simulates the experience of escaping from zombies including mild images of gore. Also, participants are advised that the race route includes a section in which powdered pigment will be thrown on runners. Parents should use discretion when registering their children.

All participants must be 12 years old or older. Space for runners and zombies is limited. All registrants will receive a free race t-shirt.

Rorie-Galloway Day Camp is located at 3100 Lawson Road in Mesquite. For more information and to register, visit

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