Running weird in Oslo / Entertainment / The Foreigner

Running weird in Oslo. Those in the Norwegian capital who are looking for a dead fun experience can meet at the Zombie Race this weekend. The event started as an initiative by students, for students. Runners can be from all walks of life, however, trying to survive various challenging terrains and beating physical obstacles. Though similar in length and concept to other races based on zombies and survivors, such as the 5 km-long Run for Your Lives (RFYL), the race in Oslo is the first one of its kind.

zombies, oslo, running, race, paywall



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



Entertainment Article

LATEST:

Running weird in Oslo

Published on Friday, 1st April, 2016 at 14:54 under the entertainment category, by Clara Reig Palau.

Those in the Norwegian capital who are looking for a dead fun experience can meet at the Zombie Race this weekend.

A running zombie
A running zombie
Photo: Bring Back Words/Flickr


The event started as an initiative by students, for students. Runners can be from all walks of life, however, trying to survive various challenging terrains and beating physical obstacles.

Though similar in length and concept to other races based on zombies and survivors, such as the 5 km-long Run for Your Lives (RFYL), the race in Oslo is the first one of its kind.

The obstacles tend to kept secret from the contestants until the day of the race, but they typically involve climbing, sliding, crawling, dodging, and sometimes swimming.

Those runners who play the role of survivors try to escape from zombies who attempt to grab their flags attached to a flag belt.

Organisers also say that accessories, team uniforms and make-up can be brought along to add extra elements to the race.

Zombie runners, whose number also remains a secret in order to inject some suspense in the race, are asked to report in advance (at 12 pm) in order to be professionally made up. Other runners should be there at 1 pm.

The event closes with an Apocalypse Party where contestants, dead or alive, will be able to enjoy some beverages and food, as well as the music of a DJ playing the songs of by the Norway-based French duo Barthome.

The Oslo Zombie Race, which takes place on 2nd April at Skovesen Lake, Hukenveien 27-29, 0958 Oslo.

Further information is available at the Oslo Zombie Race website.



Published on Friday, 1st April, 2016 at 14:54 under the entertainment category, by Clara Reig Palau.

This post has the following tags: zombies, oslo, running, race, paywall.





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!