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Coaster Challenge

September 18

Riding coasters never felt so good!

Six Flag Great America and Special Olympics Illinois have teamed up for the Coaster Challenge on Saturday, September 18. Take the run out of racing & ride your way to the finish line to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. 

Simply register for $25, fundraise and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon on Six Flags Great America’s world-class roller coasters. The earlier you register, the more time to work on fundraising. All fundraising must be completed by the event date.

All Coaster Challenge participants will receive early entry to the park to kick-start their day. Challengers will get VIP access to ride Maxx Force, Raging Bull, Viper and Whizzer from 9:00-11:00am. VIP early entry allows participants to get extra laps in before the park opens. All participants will receive a THE FLASH Pass to all roller coasters until 1:00pm.

Coaster Challenge participants can choose from four different fundraising levels.
Each level corresponds to a required fundraising minimum per participant.

Fundraising Levels

  • Ride the distance of a 5K = $150 fundraising minimum
  • Ride the distance of a 10K = $300 fundraising minimum
  • Ride the distance of a Half Marathon = $500 fundraising minimum
  • Ride the distance of a Marathon = $1,000 fundraising minimum
Coaster Challenge participants will have their scorecard stamped as they exit each ride, and the total distance will be tallied when they check in at the scoring table upon completion. All Coaster Challenge participants must adhere to all Six Flags Great America park and guest safety policies and procedures. Click HERE for Six Flags 2021 Health & Safety Protocols and Six Flags Great America Park Policies.

Benefits & Incentives

5K Rider ($150 fundraising minimum OR $100 for current Season Pass holders)

  • Free entrance into Six Flags Great America
  • Parking Pass (value: $25) 
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Official Coaster Challenge athletic shirt
  • Tracking pass
  • Medal upon completion
  • Entrance via THE FLASH Pass for easy access to rides until 1:00pm
  • Early access to Raging Bull, Maxx Force, Viper and Whizzer prior to park opening

10K Rider ($300 fundraising minimum)

  • All of the above prizes
  • Official Coaster Challenge 10K incentive: TBD
  • Lunch voucher for the day of the event
  • Entrance via THE FLASH Pass until 3:00pm

Half-Marathon Rider ($500 fundraising minimum)

  • All of the above prizes
  • Official Coaster Challenge Half-Marathon item: TBD
  • Entrance via THE FLASH Pass until 5:00pm
  • 2021 return ticket to Six Flags Great America

Marathon Rider ($1,000 fundraising minimum)

  • All of the above prizes
  • Official Coaster Challenge Marathon item: TBD
  • Upgrade your 2021 return ticket to a 2022 Six Flags Great America Season Pass
  • Entrance via THE FLASH Pass for the entire day

Registration is NOW OPEN for individuals to take on the Coaster Challenge!

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