The Zombies had arrived, and was furiously attacking over 1000 participants in 200 teams, at Systematic Mutiny Event’s Zombie Run Malaysia 2013. The first of its kind, the zombie run is a teamwork based treasure hunt experience, but not just against time, but also brain-hungry Malaysianized zombies.
Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 was celebrated with great enthusiasm with the first batch of tickets sold out on the second day of sales. Further tickets also generated great response with the entire event being sold out within one week of tickets going on sales.
Held at Grand Canyon Paintball park, the run featured Zombies in costumes ranging from a bride, surgeon, Chuckie the evil doll, James Bond, bathrobes, rockers, punks, clowns, soldier, medics, and not forgetting the Malaysian twist to the event, Zombies in traditional costumes like the saree, cheongsam, baju kurung, and baju melayu.
To ensure safety for all participants, the Zombies were trained to not physically harm the runners, but need to find a way to steal the runners’ brains.
The obstacle of five zones, runner teams were supposed to defend for their lives against the many zombies, divided into stumbler zombies, chaser zombies, and a “secret” zombie that has left many without their lives aka health tags at the end of the race. Further divided into five waves, teams had 45 minutes to go through all five zones. Finding their own tactics to get it through the obstacle course, including crawling, lying down and walking back-to-back in order to keep their lives – symbolized as a tag on their back that zombies needed to rip apart to disqualify any players.
Although without brain, these zombies definitely had their heart still in place. One zombie even kindly returned a shoe to a runner, allowing her a chance to run away quickly – in all Zombie mode!
With all members intact and all life straps in tow, and the team that managed to stay alive was the “Band of Brothers” – consisting of Ramon Mustaufi, Aidan Salman, Omar Safwan, Raimy Saiden, and Andy Saiden managed to survive with all members still alive and all tokens collected! For their effort, Youth.On.Unity has presented them each with a Wii U gaming console.
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