Event description

Schedule of Events

Sat, July 16, 2016

7:30 AM
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-certified 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-certified and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Finisher medals for all; prize money for top 3 male and female overall finishers!

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Exclusive Ride Time  Enjoy early access to The Great Escape and select rides, before the park opens to the public!

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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!

Deadlines

Get a Free Ride! – First 100 runners to register for 5K/10K + Roller Coaster Ride will receive the Ride event for free!
May 15 – Early-bird pricing ends
Jun 10 – Last day for guaranteed shirt size
Jun 20 – Prices increase
Jul 12 – Last day to register online

Cost


Registration is open! Click here to register now!

Event 1st 100 Runners Thru May 15 Thru Jun 20 Thru Jul 12 Thru Jul 15*
10K Race $55 $55 $60 $65 $70
10K + Roller Coaster Ride $55 $75 $80 $85 $90
5K Run/Walk $50 $50 $55 $60 $65
5K + Roller Coaster Ride $50 $70 $75 $80 $85
Roller Coaster Ride $45 $45 $50 $55 $60
Extra Park Tickets $43

Registration limits: Races – 1,000 total; Roller Coaster Ride – 600.
Once events are full, charity registrations may be offered that include a built-in charity donation.

*Registrations taken at packet pickup as space allows. No event-day registrations for the 5K/10K.

Discounts

The following groups get a discount that will be applied during the registration process.

  • Active duty, retired military, and veterans ($5 off)
  • Season pass holders & park employees ($15 off, park ticket not included)

Valid ID is required when picking up race packet; only one discount per registrant.

Refer a friend, get $2 back!
Share your trackable referral link with friends & family after you register. For every friend who registers through your link, you’ll receive $2 back! For complete referral details, visit our FAQ page.

Hotels

Stay with other runners and coaster enthusiasts at our partner hotels. Enjoy a discounted room rate, free parking, and convenient packet pickup nearby. Ready to book? Visit our hotels page for more information and book through our travel partner, GET Sports!

Park Tickets

A park ticket to Six Flags Great Escape is included with every event registration. Ticket valid Saturday, July 16.

Spectators are welcome to watch the race and cheer on runners from anywhere on the course outside the park gates. Tickets are required for all spectators who wish to enter the park after the race.

Additional tickets may be purchased through registration or at packet pickup prior to the event. See the Costs section above for pricing.

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. Learn more by visiting our charity page.

We are proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks and the Moreau Community Center as our local race charities. Donate today to these amazing organizations!

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

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.

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

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.

Questions?

Check out our FAQ page for full rules and regulations.