Since 2012, the Outbreak has been spreading in different parts of Manila. Our goal is to add a whole new twist to the typical 5km run and give people a a reason to run as if their life depended on it. Not only will you be running against wacky obstacles, you’ll also be running from FLESH EATING ZOMBIES.

Dodge our flesh eating, flag grabbing zombies and get ready to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Brace yourselves. The Outbreak continues to spread this October 26, 2019 at the Haunted Manila Festival in Filinvest City Event Grounds.


Learn how it works, what you're up against and what you need to remember to survive!

Flags = Lives

Before the race, you will be given a belt with 3 flags attached to it. These flags represent your health.

Our Zombies are Flag Hungry

During the race, zombies will be scattered across the course to eat your brains… err get those flags. One zombie can only get one flag from you.

Our Zombies can Run

There will be walkers, runners, and even crawlers. But don’t worry, Zombies will not be allowed to make physical contact with runner other than in attempting to pull a health flag.

Be an Outbreak Survivor

Upon crossing the finish line, you need at least one health flag intact in order to be eligible for prizes.

Getting Infected

Should you lose all your health flags, you are still allowed to finish the race but you shall be considered "dead" and no longer be eligible for prizes.HIDING OR TUCKING YOUR FLAGS also disqualifies you and gets you automatically infected.

If you find yourself out of health flags, you are not considered a zombie and are not allowed to start pulling at other runner’s flags.

Costumes get Rewarded

Costumes are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. The wackier it is, the better your chance is in winning special prizes from our sponsors. But of course since this is a running event, make sure you can still move in them.

This is not a timed event. When you are running for your life, you won't be checking for your time. Getting out alive and surviving is the main objective. Our routes are generally 5KM as we find that to be the perfect distance in practicing how to run for your life.

We don't have shorter routes than 5KM because... well, well our zombies just want to chase you longer than that.


What type of savages will we be without rules?

No Physical and Direct Contact

At the end of the day, underneath all the zombie makeup there is a real human being in there. So any physical contact (punching, kicking, scratching, tackling, spitting, hadukens, flash kicks, etc ) between zombies and runners will strictly not be permitted. Throwing objects of any kind are also not permitted. May it be rocks, branches, sand or even dirt.

No Weapons Allowed

Just the same, weapons of any kind will not be permitted. (Knives, Shotguns, Pistols, Nerf Guns, BB Guns, Plastic Swords, Pipe Bombs, Molotovs, Shurikens, Light Sabers, etc.) We know zombies are terrifying, but let’s just outrun them and try to get out alive in one piece.

Our Zombies have Feelings too

Don't taunt the zombies. They had feelings too (once in their previous life). So play nice and just keep running. Remember: the goal is to get out ALIVE.

Different Wave Times

Tripping is quite common when there are hundreds of people running for their lives. In order to ensure order and minimal foot traffic, we will be dividing runners into different time waves. Check out our official wave schedule in this link as a guide.

No "Filipino Time" Here

Be there early. We will feed our zombies at the start but they might grow hungry as the day progresses. We recommend you arrive at least 1 hour before your respective wave times to allow time for parking and registration.

Safety First

Though we are unleashing zombies upon you, your safety is still our number 1 priority. We will be having race marshals and medics around the course that will help you in case of emergencies.

Even though we are simulating a zombie outbreak, we still expect proper behavior from everyone. For everyone's safety, intoxicated guests will not be allowed to participate in the race. Please arrive to your wave time SOBER. Participants and spectators must abide by all instructions given from the race directors, race staff, volunteers and medical personnel.
Violators of these rules will be escorted out of the premises with no refunds.

Register - Event Details

Outbreak Manila: Filinvest City during HAUNTED MANILA FESTIVAL

- Outbreak Manila will be on October 26, 2019 from 9pm to 12mn. Click HERE to see the full schedule.
- Registration will start on September 9 and will be until October 25, or until all slots are filled up--whichever goes first!

Early Bird Rate until September 25

- Registration fee is only P600 per person

Regular Rate from September 26 - October 25

- Registration fee is only P10,000 per person


- Registration fee is only P1800 per person inclusive of ALL activities of the 6-night festival
- Check out the different activities in this link: HAUNTED MANILA FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

- IMPORTANT NOTE: No race singlets or souvenir shirts for this Attraction Pass. But we have a VIP Festival Pass that will have Outbreak Manila shirts as one of its perks. Alternatively, we will also have a merchandise store on the day selling shirts at P200.
- Outbreak Survivors (those who finish with atleast 1 life flag) will be rewarded with collectable dog tags
- Prizes are also given out to the people in the wackiest costumes


Head over to the Haunted Manila Festival page for booking details. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Some Fun Facts










  • Specific Events Questions

  • How much is it?

    Avail of our early bird rates at only P600 per head before September 25. Regular rates are at P1,000 per person. The registration kit of the P600 attraction pass and P1800 Regular Festival Pass WILL NOT include an Outbreak Manila shirt. But we have a VIP Festival Pass that will have Outbreak Manila shirts as one of its perks. Alternatively, we will also have a merchandise store on the day selling shirts at P200.

    All runners regardless of the ticket will get runner wrist tags to differentiate them from other festival event goers. Meanwhile, there will be collectable dog tags for all survivors (those who finish with atleast 1 life flag).

  • Can kids join? Is there an age minimum?

    Everyone's safety is our number one concern. Yes, it sounds ironic considering we're unleashing the living dead to the runners. With that, we can only allow ages 13 and up to join this event to make sure all those competing have a chance to survive. Runners aged 13 to 17 need parental consent to join.

  • What time is the event? What is a "wave time"?

    The first wave starts at 9pm, and the last wave is at 11pm. For runners, please be there at least 1 hour before your race wave to give time for parking and registration.

    A wave time is our way to ensure your safety by avoiding heavy foot traffic when you start your run. You already have a lot of things to worry about, tripping on the feet of your fellow runners is the last thing you want to worry about.

  • What do I need to bring on the event day?

    Upon registration either through online or bank deposit, you should receive an email confirmation from our time. Present this along with a valid ID to be able to check-in on the day of the event. Should you not receive a confirmation email, please email us at immediately. Don't forget to check your SPAM folders though!

    If you registered through walk-in, you would have gotten a registration form. Do not lose this! Eat, sleep, and bathe with it if needed! No registration form = No entry on the day.

  • General Questions

  • I've never ran in my entire life. Or I'm not that into running. Can I still join?

    Of course! Let’s get this out of the way, folks—Outbreak Manila isn’t only about people who run the fastest. Nor is it only about people who run PERIOD. It’s also about people who love zombies, and getting freaked out of their minds! Screaming in hysteria while running is optional, but highly recommended. At the end of this race, "non-runners" will eventually learn how to run...for their lives.

  • Can I wear a costume?

    YES! Costumes are highly encouraged. Our race kits will not include singlets to leave room for your creativity. The crazier, the better! So bring out all those old halloween outfits you stuffed at the back end of your closet. It's time to put those things to good use.

  • What happens if it rains?

    This is a rain or shine event. Let’s face it, when there is a zombie outbreak happening, a little rain is the least of our worries. But should there be severe weather conditions, it will be for everyone’s best interest that the event be rescheduled to a later date.

  • Is it refundable?

    The tickets are non-refundable. If you suddenly can’t make it, you can transfer them to a friend. Just have them sign the waiver when they come pick them up for you.

  • How safe is it?

    Outbreak Manila lets your zombie nightmare / dream come to life! You will find yourself right in the thick of things but your safety is always our number one priority.

    We will do our utmost to ensure the safety of all the participants, but please do your part and do not commit dangerous or reckless behavior. Please always be mindful when you’re running. Any dangerous behavior will result to being escorted out of the event premises.

    Remember, we can still have fun even when we are being safe and smart.

  • Can I bring weapons or a shield to protect us?

    You can bring a plant as long as it does not shoot out peas or gobbles up zombies. Aside from those, WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (be it water guns, nerf guns, socks with marshmallows inside, baseball bats, rocks) will not be allowed inside the course. Should the marshals catch you carrying one, you shall be immediately disqualified and escorted out of the course with no refunds. Remember, the goal here is to RUN. When all else fails, don't think. Just RUN.

  • If I run out of flags in the middle of the course, can I become a zombie and start pulling other people's lives?

    If during the course of the race you find yourself out of health flags, you are not allowed to start grabbing other runners flags and growl like a mindless zombie. Our other zombies will think you're weird. Get a life some other place and stick to finishing the race "dead." .

  • How can I be a zombie?

    You'll have to submit the requirements of our Zombie School scheduled for October 11, 2019 and graduate the class with flying colors! Check out the section below for zombie school requirements.


Zombie School

Enrollment to Zombie School is now open!

Please see the following qualifications needed:

- Ready to scare people out of their minds

- Send an email to with complete name, age, and a very good reason on why you want to become a zombie. This method will have a P1000 enrollment fee. But it comes inclusive of meals during zombie school and the actual event day, plus your zombie makeup on the day of the event. The only thing you need not included in your enrollment fee would be your costume. But zombie school will be teaching you costume making techniques.

- If you want to apply as a "scholar" and still get the perks above for FREE, you will have to submit a video to our email of your best zombie impersonation, complete with costume, makeup, and zombie actions. It may sound silly to do, but if you are still reading this, it means you're willing and interested in doing this in front of thousands of runners anyway so might as well practice now.

- Available to attend Zombie School on Friday, October 11, at 7pm. Location to be given upon completion of the email
- Willing to follow all of our rules. What type of savages will we be without rules?


- Any form of physical contact (punching, kicking, scratching, tackling, spitting, hadoukens, flash kicks, etc ) between zombies and runners will strictly not be permitted
- Any intoxicated zombies will not be allowed to participate and will not receive any of the zombie perks.
- There will be Zombie Group Leaders. Pay attention to his/her instructions. What type of savages would we be without a leader?
- Violators of these rules will be escorted out of the premises with no refunds

Contact Us

If you have questions or if you are interested in partnering with us, send us an email at and let’s make this happen! Until then, be sure to stay updated in our social media community.