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.
||Minimum Height (in)
|Frankie’s Mine Train
||42 (none w/ adult)
||48 (42 w/ adult)
To learn more about the roller coasters at The Great Escape Resort visit their website.
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.
Friday, July 15, 2016
3:00 – 7:00PM at Courtyard behind Johnny Rockets at The Great Escape Lodge
1213 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804
Free parking available at Johnny Rockets
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10K, 5K participants:
– 6:00 – 7:00 AM, limited check-in
– The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804
– If you are also doing the Roller Coaster Ride, you will receive your shirt and wristband for that event as well
Roller Coaster Ride participants:
– 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
– Check-in at the Roller Coaster Race tent at the park
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.
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
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.
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
Click here to volunteer! 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.
Check out our FAQ page for full rules and regulations.