2016 Memphis Zombie 5k

Jonathan Edwards, Spooky Nights
10/8/2016 5:30 pm
Shelby Farms Park Memphis, TN Location Map

Join the cast and crew of Spooky Nights as they present the 2016 Memphis Zombie 5k at Shelby Farms Park. Participants will navigate this 5k course through the paths and haunted trails of Shelby Farms Park in an attempt to make it through with out being eaten by our hoard of flesh eating zombies.

When the outbreak first started in 2013 we had over 400 runners help eliminate the hoards outside the Memphis city limits. The number doubled in 2015 and will surely grow in 2016. We are excited to have the folks from the Memphis Zombie walk joining us in 2016. It's going to be EPIC!

This is your call soldier! We need you to gather each and every living, healthy human being you know as we try to run past the zombies and draw them into the burn piles set to complete their destruction. You can crawl, walk, run, or stumble! You must get away!

2016 Pricing

Registration through 8/31/2016-------$25 per runner

Registration 9/1/2016 through 10/4/2016-------$30 per runner

Onsite Registration October 8th (If available)-----$35 per runner

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A 2016 Memphis Zombie 5k t-shirt and medal!


Plan to arrive at least 60 minutes before the race. Allow enough time for parking, check in, and t-shirt pick up. You might also want to stretch!

You will be given a race bib in your race packet. You must wear it while on the course, or you’ll be tackled to the ground and left for the Zombies to devour.

RULES (yes, even the apocalypse has rules):

  • Do not touch the zombies (unless for a photo)
  • OBEY course officials at all times. If you violate a rule, you will be removed from the event immediately without refund.

Most importantly, remember that this is a FUN RUN! We hope you have an amazing time!

Where should I park?

You will follow directions to spooky nights parking.

Is this a timed event?

Yes! Chip timing will be provided by Stearns Race Timing. Results will be posted both onsite and online.

Are there awards?

You bet! There will be winners awarded in all age categories to the top 3 in each category.

Will the zombies touch me?

No! This is a 5k trail run with the zombies along the route for entertainment purposes. They will have fun with you, but for those runners running at faster speeds they will not impede your way. This is done for safety purposes!

Can I bring my family/my dog/my neighbor’s niece’s cousin’s friend’s uncle?

You can bring every person you’ve ever known in your life. We will try to ensure that the zombies won’t eat their brains.

But no dogs. No cats, no ferrets, chickens, or goldfish. Let’s not get crazy.

How do I make it out alive?

First rule of the Zombie Apocalypse? Cardio. You should train at least a little. Run, and maybe get a really mean dog to chase you…

Can I use my specialized homemade apocalypse weapons to fight the hungry horde?

Absolutely no weapons of any kind, no matter how cool your gamer buddies think they are.

How old do I have to be to participate?

This is no minimum age but anyone under the age of 10 is recommended to have a parent or guardian with them.

Will I get hurt?

We certainly hope not. If it should happen, we will have a First Aid Tent.

Can I get a refund?

We have a strict NO refund policy.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else or to a future run?

Sorry! No switches allowed!

When is the last day I can register?

Online registration closes 4 days prior to the event unless we’re sold out before. If we haven't sold out there will be race day registration as well. Register early to avoid the risk of not getting a spot. You don’t wanna miss it!

Is this for real?

You bet your life.

Will there be real live living dead?


How will the zombies act?

Have you seen a zombie movie? We suggest you brush up on your zombies before arriving. There are crawler zombies, running zombies, grabbers, creepers…you get the gist.

Can I dress up?

Absolutely. We wouldn't have it any other way! Also, there might be prizes for those that are best dressed!

Will there be food & drinks?

Yes. Bring cash for food & beverage purchases at the post-apocalyptic party.

Can I just watch?

Yes, we like it when you watch.

Is there a cap?

There is currently a cap of 1,000 runners.