Catawba White Zombie 5k

Catawba Brewing ~ South Slope ~ Downtown Asheville
October 28, 2023 ~ 9am starting time
Registration opens April 1st

Race Information

Join us on October 28th for the 4th annual Catawba Brewing White Zombie 5k! Asheville’s only zombie race as well as a craft brew run. The race starts and ends at the Catawba Brewing South Slope tap room on Banks Ave. The 5k race starts at 9am. Start and finish line across from the brewery.

5k runners will run through 3 zombie “outbreak zones”! Registration includes a race t-shirt, a professionally chip timed 5k run, a commemorative bib as well as a Catawba beer.

Course Details

White Zombie 5k Course Map

Event Schedule

Friday 10/27

4-6pm ~ Early Packet Pick Up  and On-site Registration ~TBD

Saturday 10/28

~ 8-9am ~ Race Day Packet Pick Up ~ Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave.

~ 8:45am – 9:45am ~ Zombies on the Course

 ~ 9am ~ Race Starts  ~ Parking lot right across from Catawba.

~ 10am ~ Awards ceremony


zombie moms

Race Swag

Registration includes:

  • Commemorative Race bib and chipped timed race.
  • A Catawba Beer post race (21 and up)
  • A 2023 race tshirt



Top Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers, to the top male and female in the Masters Division (40+), and to the top male and female in the Grandmasters Division (50+).

An additional $50 gift certificate from the Mountain Running Company will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd fastest male and female runners.

Age Group Awards

15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

Will be awarded a pint glass and vinyl sticker from Catawba Brewing.

Costume Awards!

Top two Zombie runners will receive a White Zombie fanny pack.

Catawba Pint Glass award


There is street parking as well as city parking lots throughout the south slope. Here are some close options:

Paid Parking Lots

  • Banks Ave next to the Brewery garden
  • Coxe Ave and Federal Alley.
  • Church St., S. Lexington Ave and Buxton.
  • Buxton Ave by Dirty Jacks.
  • Coxe Ave. and Millard Ave
  • Hilliard Ave and Coxe Ave

Catawba White Zombie parking options

More Info

Dogs and Strollers are allowed!

Please keep to the back of the pack at the starting line. Please note that ALL roads are open. Dogs must be very friendly and okay with many other people around them. Catawba is a dog-friendly brewery.


Big Thanks to All Our Sponsors!

Blue Ridge Orthodontics
Mountain Running Company logo

Blue Ridge Power square logo