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Run, Choose and Survive at the Most Exciting Outbreak Yet

by on Oct 9th, 2013

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Last October 4, 2013, Outbreak Missions gave 1,200 participants an experience they will never forget. For that evening, Filinvest City was transformed into a zombie-infested maze of challenges, special characters, and clues that looked like scenes out of a horror movie. This time, survival is not just about running— it’s about making choices. Participants walked, ran, and screamed with a goal in sight: to find a rumored cure to the zombie outbreak in a mission called The Adarna Initiative.


Photo by Zeus Martin: A participant gets stranded at a zombie-infested food court at Outbreak Missions


I was super jealous for not having made it that night as I had work to finish. I’ve heard however from multiple sources that the Outbreak Missions was way better than the regular Outbreak runs.



Photo by Zeus Martin: A participant manages to stay calm and collected in the face of flag-hungry zombies at Outbreak Missions


Organizer Angelo Cruz says, “People loved being chased by zombies, but not everyone thinks they can outrun them. So we thought of an event that is not all about running. It’s about making choices—so everyone including non-runners, barkadas, and even whole families are sure to have an amazing time. If the Adarna Initiative was a blockbuster, then we can’t wait for everyone to experience another mission called The Narrows. It’s going to be one awesome ride”.



Photo by Zeus Martin: An empty Filinvest Mall was the perfect playground for zombies. In the picture, a team receives a clue from one of the special characters of Outbreak Missions.

That evening, the atmosphere around basecamp was thick with excitement. Participants called Outbreak Missions the best Outbreak yet, with a plot that thickens at every turn. “It’s like being in one live video game. Ang galing! (It was great)”, said one survivor after completing the course.



Photo by Zeus Martin: Outbreak Missions featured special characters that gave clues to help participants find the rumored cure. In the picture, a team decides if this clue is worth taking or not.


I missed the first Outbreak Missions but I’m definitely not missing the next and neither should you! Outbreak Missions happens again on October 18 and 19 at Filinvest City from 10pm onwards. The Adarna Initiative will have people searching for a cure on October 18, and The Narrows debuts on October 19. The Narrows proves to be another thriller as participants set a path to a bus that will bring them out of the infected zone.



Photo by Zeus Martin: Outbreak Missions featured parkour free runners who jumped and tumbled to the screams and shrills of participants.


This is an event that can’t be missed. Registration for October 18 and 19 are ongoing at select Toby’s, RUNNR, and BROOKS outlets. Go register now, else you might regret it!


Photo by Zeus Martin: Outbreak Missions featured parkour free runners who jumped and tumbled to the screams and shrills of participants.



Outbreak Missions is co-presented by Filinvest City, Festival Supermall; presented by Boardwalk, Fox, Summit Natural Drinking Water; in cooperation with Impact High Performance Whey Protein, Smart, Mogu Mogu, Coleman, Booster C Energy Shot, and Makeup Design Academy. It is also brought to you by Bellevue Manila, Cello’s Doughnuts, Berocca, Toby’s Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza, BROOKS, RUNNR, Symbol Science, Burnwater ArtxDesign, Pelicola.Tv,, Pinoy Fitness, ClickTheCity, Gala Magazine, Mellow 94.7,, and


For more information, visit or find Outbreak Manila on Facebook.


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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