Five things to do Saturday in Denver when you're undead
When you see the walking dead clogging the streets this weekend, don't grab your bug-out bag and head for your zombie-proof cabin in the woods. This is not the start of the undead apocalypse we've all been waiting for -- just a dress rehearsal of sorts. Apparently, someone declared Saturday, October 20 as Denver Does Zombies day, because Denver is doing zombies all day and in every way. If you want to make sure you maximize your ghoulish fun, you're going to have to plan your festivities carefully. To help you craft that plan, we've put together this guide to this special day of the undead.
Moggs Oceanlane On her way to zombie prom
11 a.m./1 p.m. Organ Trail
Location: Skyline Park
Start your zombie day early with a zombie-themed adventure race. You know the drill -- get some clues, race around town on foot or via public transportation completing challenges, try to be the first team to make it back to the start after completing them all. Only here, you do it as a zombie. The event FAQ urges you to "think of it as a mix between an adventure race, a reality show, and a haunted house," if that helps. It also warns that you may be forced to eat "items that are safe but potentially not appetizing" to complete the race, so don't be surprised if you find yourself eating some poor bastard's brains. Hey, it is a zombie race, after all. If you drop what you're doing and register now, you can get a spot for $55 a person, with a two-person team minimum, but only until midnight tonight. Wait until the day of the race and you'll pay $75 a person...if there any spots left.
2 p.m. Zombie Crawl
Location: Skyline Park
Arguably the day's main event, the seventh annual Denver zombie crawl is once again aiming to be the world's largest. If you want to be part of the biggest collection of brain-eating monsters ever, meet up at 2 p.m. with a can of food to donate, looking your deadest and grossest. Need help looking dead and gross? You could stay up all night partying, or just get there at noon for help with your makeup from experienced pros. The zombified band The Widow's Bane plays at 3 p.m., the obligatory "Thriller" reenactment happens at 3:55. and the dead start mall-walking at 4. It all ends with a costume contest at 5:30, back at Skyline Park. One more thing -- while you can just show up unannounced, the organizers would love to know if you're coming to help with the record attempt, so consider registering online if you're dead-set on going.