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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Running for your life at Bingemans in Kitchener

(News Release)

KITCHENER, Ont. – You’ve watched the TV shows and movies and outrunning a horde of zombies sounds like a piece of cake – so here’s your chance to prove it!

The Running Dead, a 4km survival race, is returning once again to Bingemans in Kitchener, Ont. on September 29. This fun race is designed to test runners’ endurance by pitting them against more than 100 zombies on the hunt for souls.

“The Running Dead is a true test of a person’s endurance because you’re not just challenged by the course, but also by the live zombies chasing you around,” said Mark Bingeman, President of Bingemans. 

“The course itself winds through 175 acres and has everything that endurance racers could expect with a few surprises thrown in. If you’re looking for a real challenge, or just a fun event to join with friends, the Running Dead has something for all skill levels.”

The hordes of zombies will chase the participants in an attempt to grab the flags hanging from their belts. Once all of the flags (representing the runner’s souls) are gone, the runner has lost the fight but can still complete the race.

Situated along the Grand River, the course covers 175 acres of Bingemans, with many unique challenging twists thrown in such as rope crawls, rafting challenges and haunted village areas. If you’re too chicken to participate you can watch the spectacle from one of the many viewing areas.

“With our Scream Park opening that weekend, the Kingpin Bowlounge & Boston Pizza in full operation and the Bingemans camp ground just down the hill, you can come for a weekend of fun and camp overnight right in the park,” said Bingeman.

The 8th season of Bingemans’ haunted Scream Park will also be open after the run. The Scream Park features six different haunted attractions including Ward 13, the Zombie Shooting Gallery and more. But watch out, the chicken count has been raised to a total of 1,115 guests who were too frightened to finish in 2012.

For more information, including photos and videos from last year, please visit http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/runningdead/index.php.

About Bingemans
Located in Southwestern Ontario, Bingemans owns and operates a catering service, a conference centre, a camping resort, an amusement park and the newest addition to the family - the Kingpin Bowlounge & Boston Pizza. The Kingpin Bowlounge features 28 state of the art 10 pin bowling lanes and is the most unique entertainment venue in the Waterloo Region. In addition to bowling, the Boston Pizza, located inside the Kingpin Bowlounge, has the largest outdoor patio in the Waterloo Region and is located just steps away from the Big Splash waterpark and other Bingemans attractions. For more information, visit Bingemans.com.


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