What do zombies say on December 31st?
Happy New Fear! Did you get it?!
Okay – jokes might not be our specialty, but zombies mixed with health entertainment? That is our specialty. A specialty that we continue to improve upon year after year, and this year was no different. We brought you everything from a new and improved webstore to a slicker, more comprehensive Outbreak app.
With 2021 right around the corner, we’d thought we’d use this blog post to share one particular product we’ve been hard at work on – a zombie-themed virtual race.
Say hello to The Outbreak: Escape!
The Outbreak: Escape virtual race is a new type of Outbreak mission, similar to any traditional running event, including races like 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and full marathons. What makes a virtual run different, however, is that you register online and complete the race on your own time, in your own way – all while dodging zombies, of course.
Unlike the Outbreak challenges you know and love, which are time-based (lasting 2-6 weeks), The Outbreak: Escape is a distance based race. Whether you play solo or on teams, you’ll have 31 days to cover 60 miles.
New to The Outbreak, debuting with The Outbreak: Escape, is that sweet, sweet swag you’ve been begging us for for years. Players who finish the virtual race will earn a physical medal, and even those who don’t finish will have the option to add on an Escape t-shirt, which you can choose to wear (or not) during your virtual run.
Once you’re done running, you can share your race results online to a Facebook community of fellow Outbreakers. Here, you can find inspiration, support, and friends with common interests. Join our Facebook Group!
On top of all this, a portion of your registration fee for Escape will be donated to Doctors without Borders, an organization that cares for those affected by conflict and endemic disease impact in various parts of the world. Pretty cool, right?
We can’t give too much away this year, but be on the lookout for more features and updates next year. In the meantime, head to https://store.astepaheadchallenge.com/ to set-up a challenge before the year ends! Use the code HOLIDAYSHUFFLE2021 at checkout to receive 21% off of the total purchase of any challenge! This offer is valid until Midnight on December 31, so go ahead and get the jump on 2021 – what are you waiting for?
As always, if you have any questions or comments, we’re here to help!