Event description

Schedule of Events

Sat, Sept 6, 2014

10:30 AM – 7PM
Roller Coaster Ride Even if you do not run, you can ride 5K on park roller coasters and win a medal. You’ll get a wristband to track your Roller Coaster Ride℠ throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Race custom medal! See rules for more details.

Sun, Sept 7th, 2014

7:30 AM
10K Race & 5K Run/Walk Start and finish in the Six Flags New England parking lot. 10K race runs through local neighborhoods and through the park. 5K is for runners or walkers.

Deadlines

September 5 – Online race registration ends at 9 PM (EST); on-site registration only after this date (if space allows)

Cost

Register Now

Event Thru 6/30 Thru 7/31 Thru 9/7
10K $55 $60 $65
10K + Roller Coaster Ride $75 $80 $85
5K $50 $55 $60
5K + Roller Coaster Ride $70 $75 $80
Roller Coaster Ride℠ only $45 $50 $55
Upgrade to 2-day park ticket (from 1-day park ticket included with all registrations) $7
1-day park ticket (for non-registering family and friends) $40
2-day park ticket (for non-registering family and friends) $47

*After online registration closes, registrations will be taken at race packet pick-up and on race day if space allows.

Discounts

The following groups get a $15 discount that will be applied during the registration process (valid ID required when picking up race packet). Register now

  • Active military
  • Veterans
  • Season pass holders
  • Employees of Six Flags New England

During the race registration process you will be asked if you qualify for a discount, and will be given a code to use at checkout that will give you the discounted rate. Remember that if you use this code, you will need to show appropriate identification when picking up your race packet to confirm you qualify for the discount.

Park Tickets for Six Flags New England

1-day park ticket is included with your race registration at Six Flags New England.

  • Runners can use park ticket Saturday, Sept 6 or Sunday, Sept 7. Use your ticket either day to enjoy the park – it’s not needed to get to the race.
  • Roller Coaster Riders attendees must use park ticket Saturday, Sept 6th
  • Any participant can upgrade to a 2-day ticket for an additional $7

How to Buy Additional Tickets for Friends & Family

Purchase discounted Six Flags New England park tickets for family and friends who are not signing up for the 10K, 5K run/walk, or Roller Coaster Ride℠ . You can purchase additional tickets at:

  • Online when you register now
  • Race packet pick-up
  • Merchandise table day of race

FAQ - Races and Roller Coaster Ride

What is the Roller Coaster Ride℠?

Ride any combination of Six Flags New England’s world-class roller coasters to complete a total of 5K—that’s 16,405 feet, or about six 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. Register now

Rules

The following rules apply to the Roller Coaster Ride℠ :

  • Ride a total distance of 5K (16,405 feet)
  • 30 minutes before the park closes the event ends and no more stamps will be given
  • Use park ticket included with registration the day of the event during normal hours of operation

The Roller Coaster Ride℠ is subject to a number of unpredictable conditions, including weather, ride closures, and Six Flags New England park crowds on the day of the event. In other words, we do not give refunds if your favorite roller coaster is closed, if it’s raining, or if there are long ride lines.

Review the height restrictions below before signing up children to make sure there are enough coasters they can ride.

Roller Coasters

Here are the Six Flags New England roller coasters, including total ride distance and height restrictions:

Roller Coaster
Distance Minimum
Height
Batman: The Dark Knight 2,620 ft 54”
Bizarro 5,400 ft 54″
Catwoman’s Whip 1,180 ft 48” (41″ w/adult)
Flashback 886 ft 48″
Goliath 1,203 ft 54″
Gotham City Gauntlet 1,213 ft 54″ (46″ w/adult)
Great Chase 337 ft NA
Mind Eraser 2,100 ft 52″
Pandemonium 1,345 ft 47″ (43″ w/adult)
Thunderbolt 2,170 ft 48″

Packet Pickup

For all events including the 10K race, 5K run/walk and Roller Coaster Ride℠ at Six Flags New England

Sept 6, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Six Flags New England Human Resources Building
(across street from park; has its own free parking lot)
1756 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001

Day of race

  • Limited check-in at the race Sunday morning from 6:00 a.m. – 7 a.m.
  • On-site race registration at packet pickup and on race days as space permits at Six Flags New England.

What to Bring

To pick up your race or Roller Coaster Ride℠ packet, or a packet for another participant, bring a copy of the following:

  • Confirmation email
  • Photo ID
  • Military ID (if receiving a military discount)*
  • Valid season pass (if signed up as a season pass holder)*
  • Employee ID of Six Flags New England (if receiving an employee discount)*

*If you received a season pass, military, or Six Flags New England employee discount and do not have identification at race packet pick-up to confirm the discount, you will need to pay the difference between your discounted entry fee and the regularly entry fee before receiving your race packet.

Age limits

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted in any race longer than 5K (5 kilometers) and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in any race longer than 1 mile. While on amusement park property, all children must be accompanied according to the rules of Six Flags New England. Event volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Volunteer

Sign up now! We need volunteers for the 10K race, 5K run/walk and Roller Coaster Ride℠! All volunteers will receive:

  • Free one-day ticket to Six Flags New England good for event weekend
  • Free shirt
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to Six Flags New England for family and friends

We need your help with

  • 10K, 5K races: Attend the post-race party for free if you are a volunteer on race morning.
  • Roller Coaster Ride/Saturday Packet Pickup: Free admission to park for volunteers who are working for the Roller Coaster Ride℠ and Saturday packet pickup at Six Flags.

Who can volunteer

You must be 16 years or older to be a volunteer, though volunteers can bring children if your job assignment allows them to be appropriately supervised, and they don’t interfere with you carrying out your assigned role. Volunteers on public roads on the half marathon race course may not bring minor children.

Results

Results for the 10K race, 5K run/walk will be posted at the finish line, and on our web site as soon as they become available.

Awards

10K Race

Top 3 overall male and female 10K race finishers overall will receive $200, $100, and $50 respectively plus race custom trophies.

Custom race trophies to the top 3 male and female 10K race finishers in each of the following age groups: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. (Fewer awards may be given in some race categories if there are fewer than ten runners registered in those categories on Aug. 1.)

5K Run/Walk

Custom race trophies to top 3 overall male and female 5K race finishers, and top 3 male and female finishers in the following race categories: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. (Fewer awards may be given in some categories if there are fewer than 10 runners registered in those race categories on Aug. 1.)

Merchandise

Extra race technical shirts, Roller Coaster Ride℠ t-shirts, and other race Roller Coaster Race merchandise will be available for sale at race packet pick-up, and at each event at Six Flags New England.

Refunds

Race registration fees are not refundable or transferable to another runner. If you are registered but cannot participate in the race, you can still pick up your race t-shirt and ticket to Six Flags New England at race packet pickup.

Minimum Pace for 10K

A 14 minute mile pace must be maintained by runners in the 10K on the race course, after which time the roads will be re-opened to traffic. Runners falling slower than that pace are asked to leave the race course for their safety and the safety of motorists.

Wheelchairs and Disabilities

Wheelchair athletes are permitted using push rim wheelchairs. Handcycles are not permitted. Other disability-related accommodations can be made if a request is submitted to the race director at least six weeks in advance of the race.

Dogs, Strollers, and Headphones

The following rules apply to Roller Coaster Race races and events at Six Flags New England:

  • Dogs are prohibited at all Roller Coaster Race events.
  • Strollers are permitted in the 5K run/walk, but anyone pushing a stroller must start in the back of the field. The race course may have some sections that are roughly paved and may not be too friendly for a conventional stroller with small wheels.
  • Portable electronics with headphones are a safety hazard, and we recommend that you do not use them, but they are permitted in the race according to USA Track & Field guidelines. Runners with headphones are expected to use good judgment while on the course, and not wear them during the pre-race announcements at the start of the race.

Privacy

The Roller Coaster Race will not share registrant data for any reason other than those required to conduct race operations (e.g., our timing company), and in those cases require that the data not be used for any other reason. However please be aware that the Roller Coaster Race is owned by a travel company, and you may be contacted about race-related travel opportunities.

Waiver

Read our general release, publicity and waiver of liability for the Roller Coaster Race.

How to Sponsor the Event

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags New England. Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship