Outdoors

Zombie-filled run, cycling events highlight weekend activities

 

Special to the Miami Herald

Time to tighten up your running shoes and dodge the zombies.

In the Zombie Charge 5K you will be surrounded by the not-so-undead participants who will be trying to turn you into a zombie.

What better reason to run than to run for your life.

The Zombie Charge is a haunted house on steroids with the participants running a zombie-infested obstacle coarse through Oleta River State Park on Sunday.

Organizers boast that this is more than an off-road adventure race through wooded trails, open fields, gravel yards and swamps with eight to 12 obstacles along the way. It is a race for survival.

As the participants have their flags taken away they must sprint to the finish for the antidote or become undead, too.

For more information, visit www.zombiecharge.com.

Cycling

If you would rather be on two wheels than running from zombies, on Sunday the 2013 Homestead Speedway Century ride might be what you are looking for.

The Everglades Bicycle Club will be hosting the event in its 11th year at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Riders will be able to choose multiple routes that start off with a lap around the track at the speedway and down to the Florida Keys. Depending on your ability, the distances you have to choose from are 25 miles, 41 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles.

Registration ends Thursday. If you would like to register, visit www.evergladesbc.com.

Mountain biking

If the riding through the streets doesn’t give you enough excitement, the organizer at Down2Earth will be hosting the Mt. Biking La Rooottaaa No. 5 on Saturday at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. This fast-paced race will have the participants twisting and turning down the narrow mountain bike trails as you try to pedal your way to the finish.

• Last Saturday – Virginia Key 40 Mile mountain bike series — Top finishers: 1. Bob Mccarty, 2:51:14. 2. Samuel Mejia 2:55:54. 3. Darren Vendetti 3:03:25. 4. Matt Vietro 3:03:48. 5. Doug Deweese 3:04:05. 6. Rodrigo Balbi 3:07:32. 7. Ivar Kozeja 3:08:27. 8. Ivan Saldias 3:12:12. 9. Jorge Orjuela 3:13:01. 10. Adan Ayala 3:13:07.

Regatta

This past weekend at the Blue Marlin Fish House in North Miami Beach, Camilo Marmol and Cathrine Uden took top honors in the male and female paddleboard division of the La Rooottaaa Regatta.

Marmol finished just a fraction of a second before the second-place male, Weil Uden, with a time of 47:39 in the 4.2-mile distance.

In the female division, Uden finished nearly four minutes faster than the rest of the female participants. She also came in fourth overall with a time of 50:12.

La Rooota Regatta top finishers: 4.2-mile distance: Male division: 1. Camilo Marmol 47:39. 2. Weil Uden 47:44. 3. Michael Asher 49:30. 4. Brett Pierce 50:46. 5. Randy Rose 50:57. Female division: 1. Cathrine Uden 50:12. 2. Cherry Melina 54:52. 3. Neil Hendley 58:19. 4. Courtney Turney 1:02:09. 5. Telsys Tarallo 1:08:20.

If you would like to have your event showcased in the Miami Herald please, email Corey W. Campbell, at campbell.corey@gmail.com.

Read more Outdoors stories from the Miami Herald

  •  
Boaters and divers look for lobster off Cape Florida on Wednesday July 30, 2014.

    LOBSTER MINISEASON

    Ex-Penn football player dies on dive during lobster miniseason

    A Broward man lost his life diving on the first day of the lobster miniseason. He might have run out of air.

  • Fishing report

    Captain Gil Gutierrez of Lucky Fishing Charters out of TNT Marina in Keystone reported that nighttime snapper fishing on the reefs offshore of Miami has been red hot. Plenty of mangrove, mutton and yellowtail snappers are biting cut bait over the reef in depths of 25 to 60 feet of water. Captain Bill Hauck from the party boat Sea King out of Marathon reported the nighttime mangrove snapper fishing on the reef is off the chart. Nighttime snapper anglers are having no problem catching a limit of snappers, which are eating ballyhoo and threadfin herring.

  • Outdoors notebook

    Off-road vehicles such as swamp buggies, street-legal 4x4s, ATVs and UTVs will be allowed back in the Big Cypress National Preserve on Friday, marking the end of the annual 60-day recreational closure to ORV access. Only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open. All secondary trails will remain closed for an additional 60 days. The closure does not affect landowners’ access to private property using permitted trails. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/bicy.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category