Organ Trail Frequently Asked Questions

Organ Trail FAQ

What is The ORGAN Trail Adventure?

The ORGAN Tail Adventure is a zombie urban adventure where teams solve clues and in order to identify locations in downtown Denver where they must go to complete various challenges in a limited amount of time.

Is The ORGAN Tail Adventure like a regular race?  How does it work?

The ORGAN Trail is a unique urban adventure. While some teams will choose to run, teams may walk or use acceptable public transportation as described in the Rules. Once a team receives their race sheet and clues to solve, the race begins! Teams will need to solve riddles and clues to find and complete challenges at six out of seven locations – you are allowed to skip one location / challenge.

Each challenge is different and requires different skills. Some challenges may be messy, so teams should dress and plan appropriately. The first team to complete the necessary challenges and return to the finish line will win.  In order to complete the race, a team must do so within two (2) hours.

What types of challenges are involved in The ORGAN Trail Adventure?

Think of it as a mix between an adventure race, a reality show, and a haunted house.  Some challenges may only require teams to take a digital photo to prove they were at a specific location. In others, teams may be required to use hand-eye coordination or mental patience and ingenuity. Challenges may include additional physical activities, puzzles, or games.  Remember, each team must complete the six out of seven challenges, that means one free bee.

How much does it cost?

$39/zombie until Thursday October 20th, 2016.

$45/zombie on October 22nd IF not sold out!

Are teammates required?

Yes. Each team must consist of 2-6 zombies.

Do I have to be a runner to participate?

Absolutely not. Although the winning team will likely run from challenge to challenge, many teams will be in costume. Teams who walk briskly (and use public transportation wisely) will be able to complete the course during the allowed time.

How far will teams travel?

Teams will determine their own routes. Therefore, no two teams will travel the same distance.  All challenges will be within one-mile of downtown Denver.

Can teams use ground support or phone-a-friend for help?

Teams must complete all challenges themselves.

See Rules and Regulations for full details. In short, teams may use technology (phones, internet, etc.) to obtain assistance from friends, family, strangers, etc.

Do we have to have a smartphone?

Yes. Although teams will not be disqualified for not having access to technology, several challenges will require the use of a smartphone with access to the internet. Smartphones should be able to take pictures and upload images to social media.

What if we don’t complete one of the challenges?  Are any challenges mandatory?

Each team must complete six out of seven challenges. This will be made clear on race day. Teams may skip one challenge they cannot find, choose to avoid, or desire to not complete. There is no bonus for completing all challenges.

What transportation can I use?

Accepted transportation: Running, walking, crawling, mall bus, RTD bus, RTD light rail.

Not allowed: Private vehicles, taxis, pedi-cabs, scooters, bicycles/B-cycles, skates/blades, skateboards, any other form of transportation not listed specifically above.

Can teams work together?

Yes. Both making arrangements beforehand and spontaneously deciding to team up on the course are permitted. However, only one team will be awarded each of the top prizes. Additionally, teams from different waves may NOT work together.

Can my company sponsor the event?

Yes, please click here to sponsor the event

Where do we meet?

To get started at the Organ Trail, meet at the information booth at the Starting line and Finish line, Skyline Park (16th Street and Arapahoe) in Downtown Denver on October 22nd at 9:00am sharp!

What happens at the start of the race? 

Teams will get their clues at the Starting line. Teams will plan their own route and the race begins.

Can teams split up?

No. Your zombie horde must remain together! Teammates cannot be separated by more than 50 feet.

Do we have to wear costumes in The ORGAN Trail Adventure?  What should we wear?

Costumes are strongly encouraged (and awesome), but completely optional. Most teams will be dressed as zombies (then you’re already ready for the world’s largest Zombie Crawl that afternoon). Teams may also dress as zombie hunters, as human survivors, or in regular clothes. Some costumes may be easier to run in than others. Each team decides how to dress.

The (free) annual Zombie Crawl that follows has a costume contest. The ORGAN TRAIL teams may, of course, participate in the Zombie Crawl. There will not be a separate costume contest for The ORGAN Trail teams alone.

We strongly recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing water.

What happens if it rains?

Your zombie makeup will probably run… but The ORGAN Trail Adventure will take place, rain or shine.

Is my entry fee refundable or transferable?

No. All entry fees are non-refundable.  Entry fees are also generally non-transferable. Exceptions may exist.  Requests for transfer should be submitted to

What if we can’t or don’t want to participate in a challenge?

A team may skip one challenge, but must complete six out of the seven challenges.

What if we can’t find a challenge?

Keep an eye out for a staff member with a challenge for you, check your clues, and watch for other racers.

Can we break a rule and take a penalty?

No. Penalties are assessed for skipping challenges. Rule violations will result in immediate disqualification.

What happens after I register?

Make sure you read, print, sign, and bring your waiver to the event. Make sure you sign up using an email address you will monitor. Monitor the Denver Zombie Crawl website for information and updates.

How can I invite other people to join my team?

Meet up with your group of 2-6 people at the information booth at 9am sharp. All teammates must sign up individually.

How do the clues and challenges work?

The clues will be distributed to all teams at the same time immediately prior to the start of the race. These will lead you to different locations around the city, at which you will complete either a challenge. The clue sheet will indicate how many of the clues are required to be completed and whether completion of certain clues is mandatory. Failure to complete six out of seven challenges will result as an incomplete race. You may complete the challenges in any order that you choose.

How long is the race?

The course is designed so that the winners should finish in under 2 hours. Because you may complete the clues in any order, the distance will depend on the route you choose to take.

Do you allow help from people not participating in the race?

To help solve some of the clues, it will be beneficial to have access to the internet. Teams may not use a ground support team along the actual course. Team members must complete required challenges on the course themselves without any assistance from non-team members.

Is there an HQ (headquarters) this year?

The information booth at Skyline Park is your information resource for the ORGAN Trail.

Can I use public transportation?

Teams may only travel by foot or public transit, including buses, trains, and light rail. Teams may not use any form of private transportation or accept any rides, including taxis, private cars, motorcycles, skates, skateboards, pedicabs, bicycles, horses or any other form of private transportation. Any teams caught using private transportation will be disqualified.

What happens if my team arrives at a challenge and there is already another team there?

Multiple teams will likely be at some of the challenges at the same time. The teams will complete the challenge in the order in which they arrived. If the challenge is crowded, a team may choose to skip it or leave and return. Remember that the order you complete the challenges is up to you and that you only need to complete the required number. If your team attempts and fails a challenge, you will be sent to the back of the line.

What else should I know prior to the event?

Teams may not engage in unsportsmanlike or illegal conduct. Verbal or physical aggression towards the public, local officials, other participants or staff, or acts of vandalism, theft or harassment will result in disqualification from the race at the discretion of the staff. Please use common sense, and remember that this is for fun!

The ORGAN Trail Adventure reserves the right to disqualify any participant or team for any reason at any time at the staff’s discretion.

No registration refunds will be given for any reason.

During the race every team MUST:

  • Obey all local laws, regulations, and traffic laws. Participants are solely responsible for their actions and the consequences of those actions during The ORGAN Trail Adventure event.
  • Comply with the directions of staff, local authorities, and property and/or venue owners and managers.

Where can I ask questions that are not answered on this website?

For additional questions, please contact us at