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

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It’s finally happened… zombies have taken over! There’s an announcement on TV that the military has set up a secure bunker outside of the city. They’re letting civilians in for 30 days, then the bunker doors seal for good.

The bunker is 60 miles away, but debris and derelict cars are blocking the streets so you’ll have to go on foot.

The Outbreak: EscapeTM 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.

Safety is 60 miles away and you have 30 days to get there. Will you escape the city and earn your medal, or will you be turned by the horde?

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Earn the epic escape medal

Outbreak medals are always earned, never given. Commemorate your achievement with the epic EscapeTM finishers medal. Two large zombie claws emerge from beyond to literally tear the medal apart 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 EscapeTM 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 steel-blue tee with a vintage-style design that says, “I survived the zombie apocalypse… in style.”

EscapeTM T-shirts are an available add-on in S-XXL and are shipped to you at the start of your virtual 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, you will be sent a medal redemption code and instructions via email. Simply follow the instructions to redeem your code on our web store. Orders are typically shipped within 4 business days of redemption.

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, each race participant will be emailed a t-shirt redemption code once he or she enters your group code in The Outbreak app. Like medals, t-shirts are redeemed here on the web store and are typically shipped within 4 business days of redemption.

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.