All was serene and quiet in the rusty, barren industrial district of Greenpoint, until two weeks ago a biohazzard truck carrying a necrotic T-Virus en route to Raccoon City overturned on the BQE. As they were out in Greenpoint reconnoitering new routes for the Monday Night Run, Anna McCusker and Colin Dungan rushed to the overturned truck to investigate the accident and search for survivors, but little did they know their act of heroism would make them patients zero in the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. The recently deceased had become reanimated and were consuming the brains of the living. Society collapsed, cities were helpless, supplies were becoming scarce and the groggled rumble of “braiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnssss” could be heard everywhere.
The remaining survivors, caught up in the sudden rush of the crisis, banded together. Scattered reports over the Emergency Broadcast System promised refuge from the zombie onslaught at The Place. But how would they get there? The survivors were 2.5 miles away and the zombies were everywhere craving fresh, delicious brains. A race! That’s how they would do it. They would run past the Zombies.
So it began. Katie Winther took point, followed by Derek Rose, the All-Star Chicago Bulls point guard, and Raymund Riparip. The survivors led by their motley crew embarked on their run. They ran fast, but careful, peering underneath abandoned cars and trucks and around empty dumpsters. There were no zombies. They were safe. Panic eased. Confidence rose. Out of nowhere, the zombies attacked and the survivors scattered. Every man, woman and child for himself. Katie was the first to go, the zombies feasting on her vegetarian brains. The initial contact with the zombies was extremely traumatic, causing shock, panic, disbelief and denial. The survivor’s ability to cope was hampered, but they ran on. Making their way down the the streets of Greenpoint, the survivors anxiety began to subside as no zombies were to be found. But, the worst was yet to come as a second wave of zombies, led by the Beserker Zombie formerly known as Dimitri, attacked. There was no escaping Dimitri’s long arms. Raymund was missing, presumed eaten.
The survivors, greatly reduced in numbers, but joined by the souls of their recently fallen friends, pushed forward until they encountered Dr. Dave Thoma, who directed them to the human evacuation zone. Hope filled the remaining survivors. An evacuation zone? Could it be? Salvation at last! Alas, it was a trick. There was no evacuation zone, it was a zombie trap (The Dr. had gone mad over the loss of his beloved wife Lauren to the brain eaters and wished the same fate on the rest of humanity.) The bloodbath ensued. The zombies ferociously descended upon their prey stuffing their faces with brains. Derek Rose was lost. The select few survivors broke out of the zombie trap and, accompanied by the souls of their fallen comrades, ran for their lives to The Place.
The soul of Katie Winther was the first the first to reach The Place, as she glowed like an angel in her fluorescent yellow tank top, followed by the souls of Derek Rose and Evan Schnittman. Matt Wyka, Taylor Watts and Anthony Vidal were the only survivors from Heat # 1 to reach refuge at The Place. Tiffany Lin, Chuck Monsanto and Angelica Matos were the first three souls to reach The Place from Heat # 2 and Michael Castellanos was the only survivor.
Special thanks to Anna McCusker and Colin Dugan for organizing the inaugral zombie dash and special thanks to the zombies and volunteers. This was so much fun. I can’t wait to do it again next year!!!
Facebook Event including many photos and a video.
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