What's more fun than running through a five-kilometer obstacle course in the woods? Running through a five-kilometer obstacle course in the woods... while being chased by zombies!

The event is called Run For Your Lives, and while it doesn't actually involve, you know, "real" zombies (which fortunately only exist in movies – we think), it does the next best thing. Participants pick a path through the woods, littered with man-made obstacles, with a flag belt tied 'round their waists. They've got to run the distance, overcome the obstacles and avoid loosing their "health flags" to the legions of make-believe zombies chasing after them.

The first such event is scheduled for October 22 in Baltimore, with more locations to follow. So what does this have to do with cars, you ask? Well, it's got zombies, so what more excuse do we need? It also happens to be sponsored by Subaru, which is building an advertising campaign around it, billing its go-anywhere-and-fast Impreza WRX as "The official escape vehicle of the Zombie Apocalypse".

Cute, but when push comes to shove, there probably aren't many vehicles we'd take over a WRX if we were, you know, actually being chased by the brain-hungry undead. What would you pick? Share your opinion in the Comments section below and follow the jump to watch the video.



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      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd go for a white Ford Bronco. To me, that will always be THE escape vehicle.
      creamwobbly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Give me a diesel then I can render the zombies down for biofuel. I'll get 600 miles on a tank of reprocessed brains.
      vwraceguy
      • 3 Years Ago
      you need a diesel for the apocalypse-- preferably an old mechanical pump style.. then you can run a vehicle, diesel generator, home heating and hot water all off the same fuel source. My vote would be a VW LT syncro camper for the excursions to get supplies. Tough to get around here though.
      schatman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kawasaki KLR 650, obviously.
      oRenj9
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this shows that Subaru knows their market better than any other car manufacture. Over the past decade, they are more than happy to continue selling this car to techie millennials and they have given no indication of changing that course. So, while Subaru's designs may be going mainstream, they certainly still strive to satisfy the markets that made them successful to begin with. Bravo.
        j3oomerang
        • 3 Years Ago
        @oRenj9
        I could have sworn he was going to start doing donuts in the forest, knocking each zombie down one by one.
      A.J.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the WRX, and I'm a GM guy, but I'd have to take a Ford Raptor for any apocalypse of the zombie variety.
      Jazzor
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a truck guy and my Evo would be more than enough for this... but I'm not planning on running away from them, I rather run them over so an SVT Raptor would be my choice! :-D
      stever
      • 3 Years Ago
      i chose capability over speed. give me a unimog and let me splat some folks.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Zombies! Getting chased by Zombies! Need wheels need wheels need wheels... JEEP SRT8!
      mixedcars
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on! Nobody wants to stay with baseball bat?
      suezq127
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks awfully familiar to something that was done over a year and a half ago. :) http://www.youtube.com/fordfiesta#p/f/11/iu4_F_QNqYc
      Young Turk
      • 3 Years Ago
      "and avoid loosing their "health flags"..." I think it should be losing, not loosing.
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