ZOMBIE TAG – FAQ’S
1. Zombie Tag costs money to participate in?!
- YES, it is a fundraiser. Basically, because there is a limited number of participants, if you want to guarantee a place in the game you pre-register. This is what some experts might call an “incentive.” Or you can take your chances on getting a wristband the day of the event on a first come, first serve basis. The cost to register on the day of the event (if spots are available is $15). Pre-registering helps cover the costs to ensure Zombie Tag can happen.
2. What about those discounts on wristbands?
- Our goal is to make Zombie Tag as accessible as possible to the community, so we don’t want people to have to break the bank in order to participate. That’s why we offer discounts for pre-registering. Pre-registering will save you $3. ($12 pre-registration / $15 day of event – if spots are available)
3. Okay, so if you break it all down, where does MY money go?
- You work hard for the money, so by donating it you have a right to know where it goes. First, all the proceeds from Zombie Tag go to Our Community Cares, Inc. This money will go to help people in Columbia County who are facing a hardship in their life or the life of a loved one.
- Second, Zombie Tag costs money to organize. We have to pay for insurance, rental fees, security and supplies. There’s a lot that goes into planning an event like this! Pre-registering helps cover the costs to ensure Zombie Tag can happen.
- We thank you from the bottom of our zombie-loving hearts for donating to Zombie Tag. We’re doing this for you and hope you have a great time!
4. Why do I have to sign a waiver?
- Because telling people that they are responsible for themselves is not a legally binding exculpatory agreement. No one particularly feels like getting sued because you decided to jump over a bush and broke your leg or because you ran into the street and got hit by a car. A waiver must be signed by a legally consenting adult who can provide proof of age.
- FYI, the government says a legal adult is any individual 18 years or older in age. So in order to sign a waiver you must be 18+ and provide proof of your age. Under 18/Over 16 participants must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
- A waiver generally states that a participant waives or releases any future negligence claim he or she may have against the provider of a sport or recreational services in exchange for an opportunity to participate. The Zombie Tag waiver is available to download prior to the event. And of course, extra forms will be available at the event. (but if you are under 18/over 16 and don’t bring a signed waiver, your parent/guardian must be present at the event to sign your waiver at check-in or you will NOT be allowed to participate.
- Use your head and don’t do anything that’s going to injure you and/or another participant.
5. I’m under 16 but I wanna play!
- The game is 16+ only. SORRY! We believe that having our participants be 16+ ensures the safety of everyone. Also, no adult wants to have to worry about or take the responsibility for the safety of minors that aren’t theirs.
- This is a very fast paced game that adults should be able to enjoy without fear of injuring a kid or a kid hurting themselves. Therefore, it is in everyone’s best interest and safety that the game strictly remains an activity for participants 16+.
6. BUT I WANNA PLAY!! THAT’S STUPID! THAT’S NOT FAIR!
- Oh, those annoying first world problems! Yes, we know, life isn’t always fair. But, congratulations, you’ve now given us the kind of reaction that validates why Zombie Tag is only 16+. If you cannot reasonably understand the liability, legal, and safety issues that concern letting people under age 16 play, you have given the organizers reason enough to believe that you lack the maturity to be able to control yourself in the game setting and will not only be a danger to yourself but also to those around you. No one wants to deal with that.
- If you are a parent/legal guardian and are upset your child/ward cannot play, please consider the child’s safety and the safety risk their presence would impose on older participants. Some other food for thought: do you really want an adult running after your child, trying to touch them with two hands?
7. Can I bring my zombie equipment?
- If you’re referring to melee weapons, real or fake, then that’s a resounding NO. It’s one thing to decorate a costume, it’s quite another to run around a neighborhood with your replica toy weapons.
- Keep in mind that a lot of people live in and visit Chatham and that not everyone is going to know what’s going on that day. We don’t want to scare anyone and draw negative attention to the game. So if you’re going to play, keep the weaponry at home.
- If a game monitor catches you with any weapon (real or fake!), you’ll be kicked out of the game.
8. Where in the world am I going to park that day??
- Ample parking is available in the Fairgrounds. Use the SOUTH entrance off Route 66 by Chatham Plaza. No vehicle traffic is allowed through the NORTH entrance.
9. What if it rains?
- The apocalypse waits for no one. Zombie Tag is rain or shine.
10. Can I come dressed as a zombie and wear zombie makeup?
- Absolutely! Even if you are starting out the game as a human, feel free to come as a zombie. It will add to the fun once you have been “attacked”.