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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 Illinois have teamed up for the Coaster Challenge on Saturday, September 15! 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!  Fundraise a minimum of $1,000 and ride 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.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

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  $74.99)
  • 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 Whizzer and Raging Bull prior to park opening starting at 11am. 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 Pop Socket and Power Bank
  • 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 Backpack
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides until 5pm
  • 2019 return ticket for the park


Marathon and $1,000 Fundraising

  • All above mentioned prizes
  • Signature Coaster Challenge Adidas  Jacket
  • Upgrade your 2019 return ticket to a 2019 Six Flags Great America season pass
  • Ability to ride continuously on Raging Bull and Whizzer from 9am – 11am when park opens.
  • Entrance via The FLASH Pass for easy access to rides ALL DAY!


Mini Marathoners for kids 10 and under (Fundraising Levels Prizes same as above)

  • Ride the equivalent of a 5k on the Whizzer before 11am or other coasters after the park opens.
  • Fundraising prizes same as 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and Marathon levels


All Coaster Challenge participants will also receive early entry to the park to kick start their race! Challengers can ride Whizzer from 9-11:00am and Raging Bull from 9:30 -11:00am to get extra laps in before the park opens.

Don't miss out on this amazing event! 


*Please note: $25 registration fee to reserve your spot to be a Coaster Challenger for 2018!

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