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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
guests riding rollercoaster

Coaster Challenge

Ride coasters for a great cause!

Six Flags Great America and Special Olympics have teamed up for the Coaster Challenge on Sunday, September 24! Simply register, fundraise, and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon (26.2 Miles) on Six Flags Great America's world-class roller coasters.

For those of you that have the DEMON in you, go for the Marathon!  Fundraising a minimum of $1,000 and riding a full 26.2 miles!  Have your scorecard stamped as you exit each ride, and we will tally your total distance when you check in at the scoring table upon completion.

Visit for more information and register today! 

What are the benefits?

5k Benefits ($150 Fundraising or $100 if you are a current season pass holder)

  • Free entrance into Six Flags Great America (Value $72.99)
  • Parking pass (Value $25.00) – If packet is picked up prior to day of event
  • Free breakfast
  • Official Coaster Challenge athletic shirt
  • Tracking pass
  • Medal upon completion
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides until 1pm
  • Early access to THE JOKER and Raging Bull prior to park opening starting at 9am. Priority of seats will be given to those completing the Marathon then Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k.

10k and $300 Fundraising Benefits

  • All of the above
  • Official Coaster Challenge athletic arm band
  • Lunch voucher for day of the event
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides until 3pm.

Half Marathon and $500 Fundraising

  • All above mentioned prizes
  • Official Coaster Challenge Adidas duffle bag
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides until 3pm
  • 2018 return ticket for the park

Marathon and $1,000 Fundraising

  • All above mentioned prizes
  • Signature Coaster Challenge Adidas Zip Track Jacket
  • Upgrade your 2018 return ticket to a 2018 Six Flags Great America Season Pass
  • Ability to ride continuously on Raging Bull and THE JOKER from 9am – 11am when park opens.
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides ALL DAY!

All Coaster Challenge participants will also receive early entry to the park to kick start their race! From 9-11 a.m., challengers can ride Raging Bull and THE JOKER to get extra laps in before the park opens. 

Interested in watching the races? Guests can come into the park as spectators using the special discount code COASTER. Be advised that spectators will not be allowed to ride prior to the park opening at 11a.m.


Don't miss out on this amazing event! 


For participants, your registration packet may be picked up at the Special Olympics Office in Lombard on Friday or at Rosati's Pizza in Gurnee on Saturday.

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September 24

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