Sync your steps. Survive the zombies. The ultimate virtual race.

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What’s worse than zombies? Radioactive zombies. 

How do you get radioactive zombies? 

Step 1: Have a zombie outbreak.
Step 2: Stop doing maintenance on the Happyvale Nuclear Power Plant.
Step 3: DO NOT RUN 110 Miles to shut it down before the impending meltdown.

How do you avoid radioactive zombies? Run 110 miles in the next 60 days and shut the power grid down. 

The Outbreak: ApocalypseTM is the ultimate virtual race where your real-world steps and exercise move you across the zombie wasteland in the interactive Outbreak game. Adventure solo or visit The Outbreak Community to join or recruit a survivor squad.

The nuclear plant is going to meltdown. It’s 110 miles away and you have 60 days, at most, to get there. Will you make it in time to disable the reactor, or will you allow radioactive zombies to take over what’s left of humanity?

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Earn the epic Apocalypse medal

Outbreak medals are always earned, never given. Commemorate your achievement with the epic ApocalypseTM finishers medal. The mushroom cloud explosion looms over the city in a one-of-a-kind design sure to stand out in your medal collection.

Receive your medal by mail once you’ve completed the race.

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The Outbreak is far more than a glorified map or postcard viewer. In The Outbreak app you’ll go on an interactive zombie survival adventure where your real-world activity informs how you progress, and if you’ll survive.

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Sync your activity from your favorite fitness tracker, smartwatch or fitness app

Whether you’re rocking the latest cutting-edge Apple Watch or you prefer to let your smartphone’s internal pedometer do the tracking for you, The Outbreak makes tracking steps a breeze.

Integrations with Apple Healthkit and Google Fit pair The Outbreak to hundreds of devices and fitness apps, and allow steps to be collected directly from the smartphone, without a fitness tracker.

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Race for a cause

A portion of the proceeds from your virtual race purchase will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Doctors without borders is the world’s leading independent humanitarian medical relief organization. They provide crucial medical care to people affected by war, civil strife, epidemics, natural disasters and social marginalization.

We support their humanitarian cause and believe the COVID-19 relief efforts they’re providing in more than 70 countries are crucial.

Your race. Your community.

Whether you want to adventure solo, with friends or family, or are looking to make some new friends along the way, The Outbreak Community is an incredible place to organize races, share your fitness journey, interact with The Outbreak team, and be part of a worldwide community of zombie fitness enthusiasts who come together to encourage and enable their fellow Outbreakers.

The virtual race t-shirt you’ll actually wear

We’re frequent virtual racers ourselves and we’re tired of the same old race t-shirts. You know the ones… hot, scratchy, stiff cotton that wrinkles and shrinks beyond repair the first time you wash them.

The ApocalypseTM collectors t-shirt gets it right with an ultra-soft tri-blend that’s light, airy and extra comfortable. Perfect for a run, a trip to the gym or a night on the town, you’ll look great in the gunmetal gray tee with a vintage-style design that says, “I survived the zombie apocalypse… in style.”

ApocalypseTM T-shirts are an available add-on in S-XXL and you can choose whether to have your tee shipped at the start or end of your race.

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The Outbreak has a stellar 4.8 out of 5 star rating with over 1,200 reviews.

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The Outbreak has a stellar 4.8 out of 5 star rating with over 1,200 reviews.

But you don’t have to take our word for it…

Frequently Asked Questions

The Outbreak has two distinct ways to play:


  • Duration-based: Challenge missions require players to stay active for a set amount of time, ranging from 2-6 weeks in length, depending on the mission.
  • Team-based: Challenge missions have a minimum team size of 3 players.
  • No swag is included: Challenge missions do not come with medals or other collectibles.


  • Distance-based: Virtual race missions require players to reach a certain distance and they end immediately when the distance is reached.
  • Play solo or on teams: Virtual race missions can be played both solo and with teams.
  • Swag is included for finishers: Virtual race missions come with medals and/or other collectibles for those who complete the race.

No. For users who don’t have a discreet fitness tracker (like a Fitbit or Apple Watch), The Outbreak can use the smartphone’s internal pedometer to track activity. For users who do have a fitness tracker, The Outbreak connects to Apple Health (iOS) and Google Fit (Android), which each sync data from hundreds of fitness trackers and apps.

When you complete an Outbreak virtual race, your medal will be sent to you in the mail. Orders are typically shipped within 4 business days.

Note: medals are only included with Outbreak virtual races and are not included with Outbreak challenges, and you must finish the virtual race to earn a medal.

T-shirts are an optional add-on. If you opt to add t-shirts to your race you’ll be prompted to choose your shipping method at checkout. Your may bundle your t-shirt with your medal and receive both at the end of your race to save on shipping and handling, or pay for expedited shipping and handling to receive your t-shirt right away.

If you purchase multiple race entries for the same race, simply give your group code to all participants.

Upon entering your group code into The Outbreak app, participants will be prompted to join or create a team.

On teams of 2 or more, game elements, like obstacles, are scaled to the size of the team, and team movement is determined by the average of the team’s steps.

Each Outbreak virtual race has a maximum time limit in which you must cover the race’s distance. You must finish the race within the maximum time limit to earn your medal.

If you don’t finish, you will be emailed a retry code that will allow you to retry the virtual race for free.

Yes. The tone and visuals are all family friendly.

Once you’ve purchased an Outbreak event our system will generate a personalized group code. Simply enter that group code into The Outbreak iOS or Android app to get started.

In The Outbreak app you’ll use your steps to move across the gameboard to stay ahead of the chasing zombie horde and get closer to your safehouse goal.

You’ll use your exercise (synced as exercise or workouts) to battle zombie obstacles and heal your character when you take damage.

The Outbreak can support anything from single entries to large groups of 10,000+ participants.

For groups larger than 300, please contact our sales team so we can help you get set up.

Still have questions? Our support team is here to help.