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The 5th Annual Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018. We are excited to hold this run in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Fire Defense Roads, from 9:00 am-noon. We have two running courses: the challenging 5K Zombie Crawl (think 3.1 miles of steep hills) and the 2K Survivor Stroll (a flat mile that is perfect for strollers and youngsters). After you complete your run, grab a post-race snack from our sponsors and drag yourself around our Emergency Preparedness booths, you might learn something that could help you survive the next zombie apocalypse or other disasters.

As if Zombie hordes weren't disaster enough... The "Quake Cottage" earthquake simulator will be operating at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. It's very educational and helps prepare kids for a real event.


We ask EVERYONE to dress up as a zombie, but the choice is up to you… Those who transform into a zombie will be entered into a “best dressed” contest where the prizes are emergency preparedness backpacks stuffed with all sorts of great loot! REMEMBER, this is a kid-friendly event, zombies with excess gore or displaying violent tendencies will be asked to leave. 


Registration is limited to 400 participants. All registration fees are non-refundable. Adult registration fees are $25.00 and children are FREE! All child runners MUST be accompanied by at least one registered adult runner. (One adult can accompany several children).


The course both begins and ends at the Pebble Beach Corporation Yard located at 4005 Sunridge Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953. Zombies and Survivors need to be at the course starting line one half an hour before their chosen stampede wave. Wave #1 takes off at 9:00 am, this wave is for runners registered in the Zombie Crawl. Wave #2 takes off at 9:10 am, this wave is for runners/walkers registered in the Survivor Stroll. The course will be clearly marked with mile markers and direction signs. In addition, there will be volunteers and medical personnel patrolling the Fire Defense Roads who can offer guidance if you find yourself separated from the Zombie herd. 


“Why a Zombie Run?” you might ask. In this day and age, public safety officials find it ever harder to compete for children’s attention and time. By offering a Zombie Race, we hope to not only get kids interested in emergency planning but also get them outdoors and moving! This fun event will encourage families to participate together in all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including personal preparedness. In addition to the race, many public officials and volunteer groups have come together to provide fun and educational displays for you and your family.


Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Community Services District (PBCSD)
Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District
Cypress Fire Protection District
Monterey Fire Department
Seaside Fire Department
Monterey County Regional Fire Department
Pebble Beach, Cypress & Carmel Highlands Community Emergency Response Team’s
San Benito-Monterey CAL FIRE Chapter of Local 2881
Monterey Firefighters Association
The SPCA for Monterey County
The California Highway Patrol (CHP)
The American Red Cross
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Del Monte Forest Conservancy (DMFC)
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Alliance on Aging
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
American Medical Response (AMR)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Department of Defense, Fire & Emergency Services
National Ocean & Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
Monterey Office of Emergency Services (OES)


Pebble Beach Community Services District
Cypress Fire Protection District
Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District
Pebble Beach Company
The Carmel Bagel Bakery
San Benito-Monterey CAL FIRE Chapter of Local 2881
Monterey Firefighters Association
Ioli’s Pizzeria
Myo Frozen Yogurt
SV Graphic Design
Jeffrey's Grill and Catering
R.G. Burger’s
Plume’s Coffee
Stella B Naturals Zombie Soaps
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Goddess Garden Organics
The Carmel Pine Cone
Fashion Streaks
Smart & Final
INCA Landscape
Mountain House
That’s It!
Dr. Cassidy Dental
My Museum
Luke Ahearn, Zombie Book Author


Are you interested in volunteering? Great--because we treat our volunteers right. All volunteers will receive t-shirts and zombie race dog tags. Please follow this link to let us know you are interested in helping out:


Children must be accompanied by an adult. NO DROP-OFFS allowed. We want this to be a safe, fun, family orientated event. Zombies with excess gore or displaying violent tendencies will be asked to leave. Begging and bribes won’t change our minds during the zombie apocalypse, play it safe and keep your rotting limbs to yourself. No exceptions.


  • Zombie Race Backpack
  • Zombie Race Finisher Dog Tag
  • Zombie Race T-Shirt
  • Race Bib with Timing Chip
  • Handouts and FREE stuff from Emergency Preparedness providers
  • Information on disasters and how to prepare you and your family
  • Prizes, if you win the “best dressed” Zombie contest
  • Free Taco Truck food!
  • Fun with family and friends!


Spectators are allowed, but parking is limited so “Looky Lou’s” must carpool with zombies and/or survivors entered in the race.

Registration fees

2K Survivor Stroll - Adult Closed

  1. $25.00
    Jul 27 - Oct 26

2K Survivor Stroll - Under 18 Closed

  1. Free
    Jul 27 - Oct 26

5K Zombie Crawl - Adult Closed

  1. $25.00
    Jul 27 - Oct 26

5K Zombie Crawl - Under 18 Closed

  1. Free
    Jul 27 - Oct 26

Contact Information

Event Location

4005 Sunridge Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

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