Contagion Run Dubai 2015

A zombie contagion has struck the emirate, again. It is the annual Zombie Obstacle Chase!

This week, Dubai hosts the second Contagion Run, a day of ‘the zombie apocalypse!’ This is an occasion to become a zombie or a survivor for a day. The Survivors (Humans) run against Zombies (fictional undead creatures) for the continued existence or downfall of the entire humankind.

What’s different this year? The organizers mentioned there will be “New obstacles. New thrills. More zombies.” They have added new challenging obstacles for runners to overcome while running away from the zombies. There will be a chance to ‘earn more flags’ too. In this game, there is no biting, just flag tugging when a survivor is captured by a zombie.

A massive turnout of participants and viewers is expected at the site of Dubai’s Zombie-Themed 5km Obstacle Course. Many people will be turning into zombies this Halloween to participate in the Contagion Run. The only way to escape this contagion of fearsome zombie is to RUN! Those who make it to the finish line will have crossed as a survivor.

What is the Contagion Run? The objective of the event is to finish the course with at least one of the three flags you are given at the start; zombies are on the course ready to steal the “lives” of the Survivors. People can register either as Zombies or as Survivors that must run the course and try to arrive with at least one flag left on their belt.

Like last year, once again, the race begins at 4pm on Friday, October 31st, at the Nad Al Sheba Cycle and Jogging Course. To avoid an overcrowding start, waves of runners will start every 15 minutes until the last group sets off.

The Contagion Run is looking for participants, as well as volunteers (email at

Those who wish to be part of zombie outbreak happening in Dubai – The Contagion Run and/or The Contagion Family Run – need to register here today. Do so at Premier Online ( and choose to be a Zombie or a Survivor.

It is almost time to prepare yourself.

The CONTAGION FAMILY RUN – 30 October 2015 – is a short less intensive zombie run obstacle course, using no flags, starting at 2:30pm at same venue (at Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park). Prices are AED85 per Child (ages 6 to 17) and AED125 per Adult (Ages 18 and up)

Again, coming Halloween Weekend will be a Zombie Apocalypse in the emirate, no human is safe from hungry-eating Zombies! Their goal is to infect all humans in sight. For the Survivors, good luck, as you are the key to human survival. Can Dubai survive another zombie apocalypse? We’ll soon see.

SUMMARY INFO: 4pm, Fri 31 Oct, Dhs300 for ‘survivors’, Dhs50 for ‘zombies’, Nad Al Sheba Bike and Jogging Track, 050 718 5104, register via link at by Fri 24 Oct. Late registration may be possible – email for details.

What: The Contagion Run

Where: Nad Al Sheba Bike Track, Dubai

When: Friday, October 31 at 16:00

Contact: + 971 50 718 5104


Contagion Run Dubai 2015

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