Event description

Event Schedule

Sat, Apr 30, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Social Hour  Exclusively for guests staying at our host hotel, The Drury Inn & Suites Southwest St. Louis. Get to know other runners and riders during a social hour with free hot food and cold drinks!

Sun, May 1st, 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-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. Cash prizes for top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all!

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Exclusive Ride Time  Enjoy one hour of exclusive ride time at Six Flags St. Louis on two coasters, before the park opens to the public!

9:30 AM – 5PM
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!
Feb 22 Extended through Feb 26 – Early-bird pricing ends
Mar 15 – Prices increase
Apr 1 – Last day for guaranteed shirt size
Apr 26 – Last day to register online

Cost

Registration is now closed! If you would like to register, please come see us at packet pickup on Friday or Saturday!

Event 1st 100 Runners Thru Feb 22 Feb 26 Thru Mar 15 Thru Apr 26 On-site*
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

Registration limits: Races – 1,300 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 5 friends, get $5 back!
Share your trackable referral link with friends & family after you register. For every 5 friends to use it when they register, you’ll receive $5 back! For complete referral details, visit our FAQ page.

Hotels

Experience our Run or Ride Village! Stay with other runners and coaster enthusiasts at our host hotel, The Drury Inn & Suites Southwest St. Louis. Enjoy a discounted room rate, free parking, convenient on-site packet pickup, and a social hour on Saturday evening exclusively for registrants staying at the hotel, including hot snacks and cold drinks. Want more information? Visit our hotels page!

Park Tickets

A park ticket to Six Flags St. Louis is included with every event registration. Ticket valid Sunday, May 1st.

Spectators are welcome to watch the race and cheer on runners from the start/finish area, outside the park gates. Tickets are required for all spectators who wish to enter the park after the race.

Additional tickets may be purchased for $39 through registration or at packet pickup prior to the event.

Charity Fundraising

When you fundraise on behalf of one of our charities, we create your personalized fundraising page to get you started. Direct your friends and family to your 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 the St. Louis Area Foodbank as our local race charity. Every $5 provides 20 meals to area families in need – donate today!

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 complete Roller Coaster Ride rules, visit our FAQ page.

Roller Coasters

Six Flags St. Louis roller coasters, including total ride distance and height restrictions:

Roller Coaster
Distance (ft) Minimum Height (in)
River King Mine Train 2,372 42
Screamin’ Eagle 3,872 42
Ninja 2,430 48
BATMAN: The Ride 2,693 54
MR FREEZE: Reverse Blast 2,764 54
The Boss 5,051 48
Pandemonium 1,351 47, 42 w/ adult
American Thunder 2,713 48
Boomerang 1,870 48

To learn more about the roller coasters at Six Flags St. Louis 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 & free parking pass for all events on Friday or Saturday. 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 Apr 29, 2016
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM At FLEET FEET Sports – Chesterfield
Chesterfield Commons, 278 THF Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Drury Inn & Suites Southwest St. Louis
5 Lambert Drury Place, St. Louis, MO 63088

Sunday, May 1, 2016
10K, 5K participants:

– 6:00 – 7:00 AM, limited check-in
– World’s Fair Grove at Six Flags St. Louis 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025
– 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:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Check-in at the Roller Coaster Race tent outside the park main entrance

*Please note that anyone checking in on Sunday, May 1st will have to pay for parking at Six Flags St. Louis

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.