Most of your questions will be answered right here as The Hunt draws near. You will be reminded of the rules and regulations the week of the event and during check-in.

A Few Key Points:

  • You Must Be Checked-In Before the Noon Toll in Virginia City on the day of The Hunt
  • Dress-Up
  • Be Ready to Have One Hell of a Good Time


  • What is The Hunt?

Answer: The Hunt is a timed, team scavenger hunt through one of the most authentic living ghost towns in the world. Virginia City will transform into one big, apocalyptic escape room crawling with the flesh-starved dead. The prize: the vaccine and your freedom. To solve the riddles, find the clues, and crack the code you will explore real, haunted buildings, old mines, famous landmarks, and the very depths of the paranormal. And you will do it all while hunting for the living dead.

  • What is the difference between The Hunt and previous Redrun events?

Answer: This is a whole new game. In the midst of Armageddon during Redrun’s first four years, you had to run like hell across the desolate mountainscape of the Comstock and past the century-old buildings. You could take your time and go it alone. Your only goal was to survive. And you could do it on physical stamina alone. The Hunt is a fast-paced test of your wits. It is teams fighting for survival and against the clock. It will take you INSIDE the places that make Virginia City one of the most authentic living ghost towns in the world.

  • Is The Hunt physically challenging?

Answer: The Hunt is not a 5K or a 10K, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be running. The competition must all be done on foot. The landscape will be challenging both physically and mentally. And to win, you’ll have to finish as fast as you can.

  • What type of course is The Hunt?

Answer: The Hunt will take you all over VC. There is no set course. Your team will decide in which order you solve the riddles and find the clues.

  • The Hunters and the zombies: who is after who?

Answer: You’re after each other. Zombies are key to cracking the final code and finding the vaccine. Hunting for them, however, comes at a risk. Each team will receive one set of flags they must protect from the living dead. Time penalties will occur for each flag lost. Teammates will be responsible for keeping their flag holder safe.

  • Is there tackling, spitting, pile-driving, scissor kicking, horse-collaring, sumo wrestling, arm bars, weapons, or fake weapons allowed during The Hunt?

Answer: Let us answer this question as clearly as we can: HELL NO! All these actions and items and any related cousins are strictly prohibited. This is not a contact sport! The rules will be clear and you will be removed from the event if they are violated. This event is designed to be a fun and exhilarating experience for all participants. To ensure this, everyone needs to be respectful of all the rules. A good dose of common sense here couldn’t hurt, either.

  • How long does it take to complete The Hunt?

Answer: Well, that depends. The Hunt will take anywhere between 1 and 4 hours to finish. How good is your team?

  • Will there be a launch to start The Hunt?

Answer: Yes! The Hunt is not like previous Redrun events, but make no mistake – the launch is our absolute favorite part of Redrun, and once again we plan on making it an experience you will remember forever. How are we going to do it? This will be our biggest kept secret.

  • Are pets and children allowed?

Answer: Virginia City loves children of all ages and your pets! They can definitely come and enjoy the town. However, pets are not allowed to be part of The Hunt (even if they are trained zombie killers). To register as a hunter or zombie, the participant must be at least 12. (Participants under the age of 18 must have a parental consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian.).

  • What type of shoes should I wear?

Answer: You will be going as fast as you can as you climb up and down steep hills, over wooden-planked sidewalks, and across rough terrain. So right away let’s rule out sandals, moccasins, flip-flops, cowboy boots, flippers, or bare feet. We highly recommend trail shoes!

  • There are a lot of spectators at this event. How will I know who is participating in The Hunt?

Answer: All participants, living and dead, must wear a race bib.

  • Can I combine The Hunt with the Redrun Saloon Crawl?

Answer: Absolutely! Many of the landmarks in the Hunt are on the Redrun Saloon Crawl, so you can do both. Compete in The Hunt while enjoying specialty drinks and discounts at bars through downtown Virginia City. Don’t worry about it effecting your time. In VC, you can take your drink with you!

  • How will I find out which teams won?

Answer: All of the team times will be posted at the Celebration of Survivors after-party. The outdoor celebration will have award ceremonies for the winners as well as contests for best costumes. The party will also feature food, beer, tailgate-style games, music, a ton of prizes and giveaways, and much, much more.

  • I am a spectator or only participating in the Redrun Saloon Crawl. Can I come to the Celebration of Survivors?

Answer: Consider yourself invited!

  • Will there be a zombie procession?

Answer: Before the first Horde is launched, Virginia City will be overrun by a procession of the living dead down the middle of Virginia City’s main street. Its a sight you don’t want to miss. That is, unless you’re afraid…

  • How do I find updates?

Answer: Just join our cult by entering your email below. You will get all the information you need about The Hunt. Also, join our Facebook and Instagram pages and keep checking our main page for news updates. Look under your pillow at night for an occasional threat from the Game Warden…umm, we mean special note.

  • I am a local business. How do I get involved?

Answer: We want you involved. Have some fun and dress the theme! In fact we have partnered with several local business and would love to include you. Just email us:

  • Is my registration fee refundable?

Answer: Your registration fee is refundable until September 1st. All registrations after that are non-refundable. When you’re dead, you’re dead. This event will take place under just about any weather condition.


  • How many people can I have on my team?

Answer: You can register as either a Rebel Squad or a Mob Squad. A Rebel Squad has 2 to 3 team members. A Mob Squad has 4 to 6 team members.

  • What type of riddles will we need to solve?

Answer: The riddles will all be based on the history of Virginia City. Your victory depends on your knowledge of the spirits of those who haunt the Comstock. The Game Warden will be posting hints on the Study Guide page leading up to The Hunt. Keep in mind: some of those hints will help you, some will be dead ends. You won’t know which is which until you play the game.

  • How does my team “hunt” for zombies?

Answer: The zombies are key to cracking the final code and winning The Hunt. The Game Warden, however, is keeping this part of the puzzle under wraps for now.

  • How do the flags work?

Answer: The flags will be blood red. They will go on the belt provided. One team member must wear them over their outer most layer of clothing and have them visible at all times. The flags must hang at their sides and not in front of them. Teammates are responsible for keeping their flag holder safe from zombies. Any flag lost is a deduction in time. You may not take flags from other teams, pick up any flags off the ground, or tie the flags onto your belt, pants, etc.

  • What should I wear?

Answer: We highly encourage teams to dress-up. Show your solidarity with bright orange hunting vests, post-apocalyptic apparel, matching tutus… the crazier and more creative the better. The best costumes will be rewarded at the Celebration of Survivors.


  • What time should I show up and how long will it take for make-up?

Answer: If you use our body paint artists, it will take 10-15 minutes per person. There will be plenty of artists, but the earlier you arrive, the better. Each year, we have a Zombie Procession right down the middle of Virginia City’s main street. That will be at high noon.

  • What should I wear?

Answer: Dress the part. Zombies make the atmosphere of this event. You will be responsible for your own clothing and hair. The professional body paint artists can custom shred and bloody your clothes if you like. Just ask. You may also do your own make-up. It’s up to you. The best costumes will be rewarded at the Celebration of Survivors.

  • Will I know the rules and where to go?

Answer: You will receive a private message from the Game Warden before The Hunt. Your full role in the game will only be known to you and your fellow zombies. The Hunters are being kept completely in the dark.



  • Can I volunteer?

Answer: Yes! We have several positions available. To register as a volunteer, please send us an email below.

  • Can I come and watch?

Answer: Yes! Thousands of spectators flood the streets and general public areas to witness the spectacle that is Redrun. However, we ask you to stay out of the way! Trust us when we say, it is packed!

  • Are spectators allowed to go to the Celebration of Survivors?

Answer: Yes, yes, and yes.

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