June 10, 2013 Slideshows

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Atlanta Zombie Run 

June 8, 2013 - The outside of Atlanta Motor Speedway was transformed into a zombie apocalypse during the Zombie Run. An estimated 4,000 people participated in the event that consisted of humans dodging brain-eating zombies while running/walking around the speedway. Smoke machines went off as a helicopter hovered close to the ground along the race route in true apocalyptic form. The video-game like race featured human participants that were equipped with three balloons that signified their "life-span". If the participants could make it through the 5k race with at least one of their balloons still attached to their waist, they survived the zombie attacks.
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Jim Caldwell (left) is instructed to roll on the ground to get a base coat of fake blood on his body before getting sprayed with the mixture.
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Matt Hoffman gets a zombie makeover by special makeup effects artist, Lintu, before the start of the race.
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A bus full of zombie participants is driven to their destinations along the race route.
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The Zombie 5k race took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Participants walked/ran along the outside of the race track.
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Sable McCulley stands along the race route getting ready to "attack" the humans as they run past her.
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Zombie participants Steven Kulzer and his son, Benjamin (left) along with Keera Owens (right), attempt to relieve the humans of their red balloons. The red balloons signified "life" for the human participants as they ran the race.
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"Vaccine tables" are set up around the race route to give the runners a cup of water and "heal" them from any zombie infections.
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Red balloons litter the ground around the race route during the zombie 5k race. Each human participant (non-zombie) was equipped with three balloons that signified their life. If the zombies popped all three of the humans balloons, they became a zombie.
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Human participants run away as a zombie attempts to take their balloons.
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Marissa Oves stands in the middle of the race route awaiting her next victim.
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Participants dance together after the race while Mami Chula of Power 96.1 plays music on stage.
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Tara (left) and Abby wait to change their clothes after the race. "Is that your wedding dress?", Abby asked. "Yes", Tara replied.
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Jim Caldwell (left) is instructed to roll on the ground to get a base coat of fake blood on his body before getting sprayed with the mixture.
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