Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia Debut

The zombie virus continues to spread as Ruckus Sports and Skybound, in conjunction with Live Nation, announce Philadelphia as the next city to fall in the gruesomely realistic The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course series. The event allows fans of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic book series and graphic novels to live out the events in the pages of the groundbreaking series. Taking place on Sunday, April 21st, at the Wells Fargo Center Complex in Philadelphia, fans can choose between three ways to take part in this epic adventure: Participants can choose to be a Survivor, and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone or participants can choose to be a Walker, who embraces the inevitable and surrenders to the undead horde, or participants can be a Spectator, who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.

Tickets for this event are available now through
On the heels of a wildly successful event in San Diego last summer during Comic-Con, The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia is unlike any obstacle course event in the nation. Expanding on the best-selling The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novel storylines, the Escape allows Survivors and Walkers to explore the initial days of the apocalypse. 

"Thousands of The Walking Dead fans participated in San Diego and we promised that it wasn’t going to stop there," said Liam Brenner, founder Ruckus Sports. "Now the people of Philadelphia are going to have their chance participate as we transform the Wells Fargo Center Complex into the early days of society's collapse." 
Survivors will climb, crawl and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers while achieving the ultimate adventure on The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed, but the end is near and they must move swiftly. If they're lucky, Survivors will reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection - if any - will be determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. New for the Philadelphia Escape is the “Survivor Showdown” where Survivors have the chance to compete for $2,500 in prizes. 

The choice is yours. Whether you run, walk, or watch, The Walking Dead fans will have a front row seat to the real-life action event of a lifetime. Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.  

For more information or to register for the event, please visit To view video and photos from last summer’s event in San Diego go to To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter!

We had the opportunity to cover The Walking Dead Escape in San Diego and we had a blast! Can you survive the outbreak? Here are a couple of our videos from The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego from last summer. 

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