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Sunday, October 29, 2023 @ 10AM

Welcome to The Brick Companies' Zombie Dash 5k, Kids Fun Run and Inflatable Costume Mad Dash!

Get ready for a fun-filled day perfect for the entire family featuring:

  • Fun and scenic 5k trail run course with hidden zombies 🧟

  • Kids Fun Run 🏃

  • Inflatable Costume Mad Dash 🦖

  • Finish-line medals for all participants 🏅

  • Participant shirts for all registered 5k participants 👕

  • Skele-bration Zone with lots of tricks and treats, including food and beverage 🎃

  • 5k entry includes one complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage 🍺

Bring your friends and family out to The Brick Companies Zombie Dash 5k & Kids Fun Run. A fun and festive event for all ages and abilities while supporting a great cause – all proceeds benefit the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).


Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Location: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), 647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037

Time: 10 AM

Cost: Zombie Dash 5K - $40 |  Kids Fun Run - $20  |  Inflatable Costume Mad Dash - Free

What to Expect at the TBC Zombie Dash 5k & Kids Fun Run:

8:00 am - Registration and bib pick-up opens

10:00 am - Zombie Dash 5k starts

11:00 am - Kids Fun Run

11:30 am - Inflatable Costume Mad Dash

11:40 am - Awards for Zombie Dash 5k - top 3 overall female / male (timed from gun start)

*schedule is subject to change 

Race Bib Pick-Up:
Friday, October 27 |  3pm - 6pm @ The Brick Companies, 3168 Braverton Street, Edgewater

Sunday, October 29 |  8am @ Race Site, SERC


Skele-bration Zone:

Expect lots of tricks and treats in the Skele-bration Zone! 💀 There will be something for everyone. Trick or treating, face painting and games 🎃 for the kids. Great food and beverage 🍺 options from local vendors, and incredible homemade baked goods. This event provides a great opportunity to come together to celebrate the spirit of community while raising money for a local cause. *Additional fees may apply for food and participation in kids activities. Get your Fire Pit of Fear raffle tickets online now (deadline is midnight, October 28, 2023).


Inflatable Costume Mad Dash:

Step into your favorite inflatable costume and wobble, we mean make a mad dash to the finish line. All participants of the inflatable costume mad dash must be registered and sign a waiver of liability. This is a free fun run and will not be timed. The distance is approximately 100 yards.

About SERC: 

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable planet. A true hidden gem, the 2,650-acre environmental research and educational facility operated by the Smithsonian Institution is located on the Rhode and West Rivers near Edgewater in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  The large campus spans forests, wetlands, marshes, and 15 miles of protected shoreline. The site serves as a natural laboratory for long-term and cutting-edge ecological research. Learn more about SERC.

Special Notes:

- Pets are NOT permitted on the SERC property.

- The 5k course is on unpaved roads (trails) so running strollers are not recommended. Click to view course map

- There will be NO zombies as part of the kids' fun run. 

- The approximate distance of the Kids Fun Run is .15 miles / 200 yards in length

- All participants must be registered and complete a waiver of liability.

- Running strollers are not permitted during the Inflatable Costume Mad Dash.

- Additional on-site fees may apply for food and participation in kids' activities.

- Registrations for 5k made after October 10 are not guaranteed preferred t-shirt size

See you in Edgewater at the Zombie Dash 5k & Kids Fun Run! Register now!

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Registration is now open for TBC Zombie Dash 5K, Kids Fun Run, and Inflatable Costume Mad Dash.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Shelly Ford at or call 443.951.2025.


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Partner with TBC and SERC for the Zombie Dash 5K and Kids Fun Run!


A fun family event to support Anne Arundel County families and SERC, The Brick Companies is delighted to offer businesses and organizations the opportunity to be involved. As a sponsor, you'll enjoy increased visibility to a diverse, engaged audience and association with a high-energy, community-driven event supporting Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Join us in making a difference at the TBC Zombie Dash 5K and Kids Fun Run. 

If you have questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelly Ford at or call 443.951.2025.


  • Your logo is included on event marketing materials, flyers, website, registration, and on-site event banner   

  • Mention in all event Facebook posts across all TBC properties' pages (approximately 7,000 followers) between Atlantic Marinas, The Golf Club at South River, Queenstown Harbor, and The Brick Companies.

  • Mention in TBC properties' (listed above) monthly eblasts reaching over 3,500 local contacts

  • Mention in SERC's eblasts (reach of 4,500) and SERC website  

  • Designated exhibit space for your staff to attend and share materials with attendees

  • Opportunities to interact with Smithsonian scientists

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Thank you to our sponsors
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