Event description

Events

5K Run/Walk – Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF-sanctioned race. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony.

10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas. Race is USATF sanctioned and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Prize money awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all!

Roller Coaster Ride – Not a runner? Or just love coasters? RIDE your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We’ll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal!

Cost

Pricing for this event is not yet available. Sign up for our email list to receive the most up-to-date news on registration and early-bird pricing deals, like our FREE RIDE promotion!

Season pass holders will receive a discount on registration, as they do not need a park ticket.

Host Hotel

Stay with other runners and coaster enthusiasts at our host hotel, which will be announced shortly. Once available, you will be able to book through our travel partner, GET Sports, and enjoy a discounted room rate and convenient on-site packet pickup!

Park Tickets

1-day park ticket is included with every race registration.

You will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets through registration for a discounted price.

Charity Fundraising

When you fundraise on behalf of one of our charities, we create a personalized fundraising page for you to get you started. Direct your friends and family to this page so they can donate to the cause! If you don’t plan to fundraise, you can still make a donation along with your registration.

FAQ - Races and Roller Coaster Ride

Roller Coaster Ride

Ride any combination of the park’s world-class roller coasters to complete a total of 5K—that’s 16,405 feet, or about seven rides depending on which ones you do! Have your wristband stamped as you exit each ride, and we will tally your total distance when you check in at the scoring table at the end of the day.

Please review the height restrictions below before signing up children to make sure there are enough coasters they can ride. For more details on the Roller Coaster Ride event, visit our FAQ page.

Roller Coaster
Distance (ft) Minimum Height (in)
Alpine Bobsled 1,490 42
Flashback 1,870 48
Comet 4,197 48
Steamin’ Demon 1,565 48
Frankie’s Mine Train 787 42 (none w/ adult)
Canyon Blaster 2,036 48 (42 w/ adult)

To learn more about the roller coasters at The Great Escape Resort visit their website.

Packet Pickup

Times and locations for packet pickup will be updated once available.

When picking up your packet, please bring the following:

  • Confirmation email
  • Photo ID (not required for minors)
  • Military ID/Valid Season Pass (if you received a discount)

Pick up your packet for all events. If you can’t make it, you may have someone you know pick up your race packet if they bring a copy of your confirmation email and a copy of a photo ID.

Free parking is available to all participants, provided they arrive at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom before 8:30 AM on event day. Participants staying at the host hotel, Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, will have free parking regardless of arrival time.

Awards

Custom trophies will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age categories: 14 & under, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & over.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 10K race. Prizes:

  • $250 for 1st place
  • $150 for 2nd place
  • $100 for 3rd place

Race results

Results for the 10K & 5K races will be posted at the finish line and on our web site as soon as they become available. The award ceremony for the 10K & 5K races will take place near the finish line immediately after the race. Results will be emailed to all finishers.

For past years’ results and photos, click here.

Volunteer

We need volunteers to help with all events. All race volunteers will receive:

  • free t-shirt
  • all-day pass to the park for the day of the event
  • free all-day parking pass
  • stay after the race for our post-race refreshments
  • purchase additional tickets to the park at a discounted rate

Volunteer sign-up will be available shortly.

You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer and receive a free park ticket; children may accompany you during your shift depending on your role.

Questions?

Check out our FAQ page for full rules and regulations.