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Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation Zombie Run 5k

Fri September 29 - Sun October 1 East Islip, NY 11730 US Directions


Zombie Run 5k

09/30 9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Kids Fun Run

09/30 8:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT


Join us for the Zombie Run 5k, a run or walk to benefit the Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation (the JKF) - “Reducing the barriers to recovery.”  Run with us in person at HecksherState Park on race day, or join us from anywhere in the world by using our virtual option.

The Mission of JKF is to bridge the gap for those affected and effected by Substance Use Disorder (Addiction) who are ready and willing to seek a solution. We are closing the gaps in the recovery road through education, connection, while providing resources to those without access to resources. Funds donated to JKF are used to support entry funding and transportation to recovery facilities that use a peer community model that teaches a solution that have a program duration of four months or longer.
People in active drug and alcohol addiction will do damage to their families, end up in an institution, in jail, die, or they work to build recovery.
We create opportunities for people to take their lives back.

Long Sleeve Race T-Shirts

Participants will receive a long sleeve race t-shirt with our zombie race logo   


Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be at Sayville Running Company on Friday, September 29th from 11am to 5pm.

Race day packet pickup will start at 7:30am on race day morning at Hecksher State Park.


Awards will go to the top overall male and female runners, plus the top 3 winners in 10 year age groups

Race Course


"Not Dead Yet" Zombie Costume Contest

Think you got what it takes to be the greatest zombie in the bunch?  Wear your finest Zombie garb to the event!  Our panel of undead experts will pick their favorites and award $50 Amazon gift cards to the three best costumes.  Criteria for winning will be determined by the panel, based on which costumes make us laugh, cry, scare us, or binge-watch the Walking Dead.

Share your pictures on social media as well!  Make sure to use the hashtag #JKFZombieRun and tag the Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation.



Virtual Participants: Instructions

A virtual race can be run anywhere in the world as long as it's done during the prescribed time period.  It's like a normal road race, but zombiefied!

1. Run 5k (3.11 miles) anytime between September 29 & October 1

  • How Do I know it's 3.11 miles?: Download a running app to track your distance with gps (Strava) or visit this website to find a certified race course in your neighborhood (USATF Certified Race Courses)

2. Enter your time in the results

  • Click "profile"
  • Scroll down to "Upcoming Races"
  • Click "Submit Virtual Results" under Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation Zombie Run 5k
  • Enter your time

Virtual Participants: Download Your Virtual Race Bib

  • After registering for the race, click the circle icon in the top right corner of
  • Click "profile"
  • Scroll down to "Upcoming Races"
  • Select "View Pre-Race Bib" under Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation Zombie Run 5k

Print it out and wear it while you run, or share it on social media! #JKFZombieRun

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