For thousands of years this "event" has taken place, just not in plain site, not until now. What used to happen by moonlight on cobblestone streets and in the dense woods away from the modern world now takes place on a set date, at a set location. Over population and lack of seclusion in a technology driven, social media laden world has turned an event from purely survival, to spectator sport AND survival.
Citizen will run a given course, 5 kilometers in this case, and try to weave through the Vampires who have waited exactly one year for this feeding.
Vampires, a small and set in their numbers, will tend to their part of the course and try to "convert" as may citizens as they can by marking them with their blood in powder form (red corn starch).
After the running, the Vampires and Citizens convene for a truce between the two is agreed upon for the rest of the night until each of the Citizens has closed their eyes for the night. The blood powder marking allows the Vampires to track for their final feeding, long after the festivities end and often in the confines of the dreamers mind, which happens to be enough.
The Vampire 5k is a fun run set on the beautiful trails and scenery of the Chatfield Botanic Gardens. When you sign up to run, you are signing up to run as a "Citizen". During the run you will enocunter random "Vampires" trying to mark you with red powder. The course is a winding, fairly flat course on mostly dirt path and some trails. You pass creeks, and ponds and big open fields at sunset during the beginning of our Colorado fall. The setting will be like no other other 5k as we run at dusk and will have unique features on the course that you'll just have to run to experience. The run ends with a post race festival with music, dancing, red beer (one per participant over 21), vendors, make up artists, and other vampire themed fun! You'll also love your "Running Sucks" tee shirt!
If you sign up as a Vampire, there are only 100 spots available, you will get to have your own spot on course to try and mark the runners. Chase them, scare them, and whatever you feel you need to do without touching them! Vampires will have unique custom shirts for their role!
All particpants receive:
- Red glow stick for the after party
- 1 red beer
Event details and schedule
September 10th, 2016
Starting time will be at 7pm at Chatfield Botanic Gardens. The course is a fairly flat course on mostly dirt and some trails. It is a winding course passing ponds and creeks and big open fields. You should arrive at least an hour before.
Plan on Colorado fall weather with the potential to get pretty cool once the sun goes down. We suggest all Citizens to wear a white or light colored shirt so the Vampire know when you are coming.
Parking: is free and will be tended by volunteers. All waivers must be complete before your race bib is a assigned.
Packet Pick Up: TBD
*ID for beer
*Change of clothes for after run or more Vampire attire for costume contests
*Lots of friends
Any and all details can be found on www.vampire5k.com