Skip to main content

Can you survive? 'Walking Dead' obstacle course coming to Minneapolis

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Do you think you could survive a zombie apocalypse?

Minnesotans will get a chance to show their zombie-fighting skills on June 21 when The Walking Dead Escape, the official zombie obstacle course of the hit TV and comic book series "The Walking Dead," comes to the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis was one of four cities with a confirmed summer date for the event . Here's a full list:
Minneapolis – June 21
Hartford – June 28
San Diego – July 25-26
Miami – Oct. 25
Tampa – TBD
Jacksonville – TBD
New Orleans – TBD

"You can live the kind of things you see in the comics and show and go to a place and get chased by zombies. Or go to a place and watch your friends get chased by zombies. And nobody gets eaten, which is the best of both worlds,” Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly in January.

Survivors will have to climb, crawl, hide and slide their way through various zones, including the evacuation zone, hospital hell, the prison gauntlet and quarantine, without getting stopped by a "walker" (what they call zombies on the show).

“I go very slowly through [the course]. These are slow zombies. You can run your way through it and do really well, or you can take your time and maneuver your way through it. You can use your muscles and you can use your brain," Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly.

Participants can also be one of those slow-walking zombies – they'll get official makeup and training before to the event – or register as a VIP and go through the course twice, once as a walker and again as a survivor.

Here's a look at what people can expect from the event:

The Walking Dead Escape made its debut at the San Diego Comic Con in 2012, and since then it has attracted hordes of fans and started to expand to other cities. This is the first year for the event's nationwide tour, including its first stop in the Twin Cities, Entertainment Weekly says.

It costs $75 to run the course as a survivor, $95 to be a walker, $150 for VIPs and $20 for spectators. For more information on what's included in the price, click here. The event is also asking for volunteers.

Next Up

basketball unsplash stock

High school basketball games canceled after adult 'threatens to bring gun'

The boys and girls varsity and JV games between South St. Paul Secondary and Two Rivers High were canceled.

Screen Shot 2023-01-31 at 9.18.37 PM

Bed, Bath & Beyond closing 86 more stores, including in Bloomington

The struggling chain closed a store in St. Cloud last year.

Andy Trowbridge

Tributes to KARE 11 sports producer who has died at age 35

KARE says Andrew Trowbridge died following a 'brief illness.'


Man pleads guilty to murder of Inver Grove Heights father

Michael Chang-Beom Lee, 43, was killed during a burglary at his home.

Eggs at Hy-Vee

Price comparison: How much do eggs cost at Twin Cities grocery stores?

Prices have been spiking, so where can you find the cheapest eggs?


FOX 9 promotes Hannah Flood to anchor, adds new reporter

Hannah Flood will co-anchor mornings while Se Kwon joins the team.

Carjacking pursuit in Little Canada

Watch: Suspects drive wrong-way on I-35E, before carjacking separate vehicles

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said the suspects are still at large.


St. Paul restaurant damaged in Sunday night fire

The fire department said the fire is considered to be "accidental."

Lake Superior.

MPCA: Minnesota's emissions fell by 23% between 2005 and 2020

Clean energy investments have driven the decline.