All these various running events look like fun, but some of us need a little more motivation to run.  It’s hard to find a better motivator than the undead, and that’s exactly what “Zedtown” is offering!

Zombie defense mobilization efforts are now underway as Phoenix area residents prepare for an impending zombie invasion experience at “Zedtown,” on April 21 & 22 at Rawhide Western Town. Leading live experience producer,VStar Entertainment Group, in partnership with TEG Life Like Touring, has announced the U.S. debut of Zedtown, a video game brought to life. For the past five years, Zedtown has gained popularity touring in Australia with multiple epic storylines, and has plans to invade cities across the U.S. throughout 2018.  Armed with only their foam blasters, thousands of Phoenix defenders are invited to battle together to make it to the final stand in this post-apocalyptic adventure of Survivors vs. Zombies.  The only question will be: How long will they survive? To purchase tickets, visit

All players begin as survivors in their chosen faction.  Each faction has their own individual storyline, propelling players into the intricate gaming world of Zedtown. Over the course of a 4-hour game, players will meet characters along the way who will give them secret missions and empower them to create their own heroic action and epic stories. A call-in radio station provides up-to-the-minute, play-by-play commentary and useful survival tips, while the dedicated Zedtown app helps survivors communicate and gain achievements throughout the game. Social media streams offer real-time clues, commentary and a hub for fantastic player-driven storytelling. Once tagged by one of the undead, survivors will be transformed into a zombie by Zedtown’s professional make-up artists. Then there’s only one thing to do…hunt the most BRAAAAAAAINS!

According to Zedtown participant Hayley Williams, a Social Media & Community Editor for Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku in Australia, “The best parts of Zedtown are the heart-thumping, adrenaline-fueled moments of pure survival. It’s a feeling that’s hard to find anywhere else, recreating the tense, physically strenuous moments of your favorite action movies or zombie survival flicks. It’s the experience at the core of what makes Zedtown great, and it’s what keeps me coming back again and again.”

What:                   Zedtown invades Chandler for one weekend only!

 When:                  Saturday              April 21                 5:00 PM
                                 Sunday                 April 22                 10:00 AM

 Where:    Rawhide Western Town
5700 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226s

Tickets: Early bird pricing starting at $29.99 Alpha Zombie, $49.99 General Admission, $89.99 VIP. Tickets on sale now with early bird pricing!  Players can choose to be a Survivor, VIP Survivor or Alpha Zombie for gameplay. Ticket purchasers can earn rewards, including a FREE entry to Zedtown, for sharing their ticket purchase with friends. More details available on the ticketing website:

Players are required to be 18+ and must bring their own foam blaster to participate (a full list of acceptable blasters can be found at Other restrictions and additional fees may apply.