ZOMBIES (AND ANY NON-ZOMBIE ATTENDEE) MUST OBEY THESE RULES TO PARTICIPATE.
Nightmare Realm LLC, and the organizers of the Zombie Walk Kalamazoo will not be held responsible for the actions of the event participants. By attending this event you agree to follow these rules. Your cooperation will ensure that this event continues for years to come.
Although the participants of the Zombie Walk Kalamazoo love a Brain-Eating, Blood-Dripping, Moaning-Shuffling good time, it does not mean that all the public onlookers do. Please respect their space and they will respect our event. And even though you may be dripping and oozing, please keep it to yourself. The store owners do not appreciate having to clean blood off their windows.
If anyone is freaking out, turn and shuffle in the opposite direction.
Again a great way to get hurt or arrested, not to mention possibly causing an accident. We will use crosswalks and obey the walk/don’t walk signs. it’s okay to break character to cross safely.
During the walk we will have two modes that our zombies will operate in. “Shuffle Mode” will be when we are in motion from one place to the next. Move slowly as a zombie would while making a spectacle of yourself. The slower the better to make sure everyone gets a good look. “Loiter Mode” is when our zombies will stop forward motion and they will become stationary. During this time you may look around, or move within your small area, but please stay in one spot.
The reason we are using this command system is to keep all of our zombies in a group as we make our way down Kalamazoo Mall as a Horde! When a group crosses the street, and the next part of the group gets stuck at the light, we will all go into Loiter mode until the crosswalk changes and our groups combine once again. There is safety in the masses, especially when you are a Zombie Infestation looking for BRAAAIINS!
Additionally, our volunteers will be the ones calling out the commands throughout the event, so please listen to them and help us make this an event that returns year after year.
There is too much of a risk to be carrying weapons either fake or real so please leave them at home for this event for the safety of our group and the other people watching.
We will most likely walk by many innocent children during the walk, no need to warp their minds any further than seeing the walking dead already will.
Keep it in character! BRAAINNNS are always better than the F-Bomb!
You’re wearing fake blood and ripped up clothes and walking around moaning in public, doing that louder will not be any more embarrassing. Give the people a show they will remember!
This is not a speed-walking event, zombies lurch, crawl, limp, slither, etc.
Think more Romero zombie, not “run” zombie except for avoiding traffic. see #2.
We know everyone is excited about this, but zombies do not truly have the motor or cognitive abilities to operate a camera or cell phone. We have plenty of people who will be documenting the event, so please try to refrain from taking pictures during the actual walk. There will be time before the walk to take photos and/or vids. also, zombies don’t have conversations or text their friends. “They’re dead, they’re all messed up.”
DO NOT go into stores or other private properties!
It goes without saying that when we are given a chance to celebrate our love for this season, and zombies in general we should do it the best we can! Enjoy yourselves and embrace the fun of being the DEAD ALIVE!
“Walking out in the middle of a funeral would be, of course, bad form. So attempting to walk out on one's own was beyond the pale.”
Order your shirts online when you sign up and they will be given to you at the walk, or you can purchase for cash or card at the walk itself (limited quantity only for this without the preorder).
Sizes will range from Unisex XS-2XL.