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10K/5K Run, Walk or Ride… Roller Coasters That Is!

Not a runner but want to participate in a 5K? Have no fear, there’s a race for you! Don’t miss out on this great event… The Roller Coaster Race at The Great Escape on July 18th! In addition to taking part in the 10K or 5K that runs around and under The Great Escape’s world famous rides, you can also complete a 5K by actually riding the roller coasters, too!

Participants can ride any combination of the park’s world-class roller coasters to complete a total of 5K (16,405 feet!) Fortunately, Great Escape has quite the variety of high-speed loops and drops to pick from. Choose from the Alpine Bobsled, Boomerang, Comet, Steamin’ Demon, Frankie’s Mine Train or the Canyon Blaster to complete the race.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
7:30 AM

10K Race & 5K Run/Walk  Run USATF-sanctioned races on a scenic course through The Great Escape and around their world famous coasters. There will be post-race refreshments and award ceremony after the race is completed!

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Exclusive Ride Time  Participants can enjoy one hour of exclusive ride time on select rides at The Great Escape before the park opens to the public!

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Roller Coaster Race – This is for the dare-devils! Even if you don’t run, you can ride a distance of 5K on roller coasters and win a medal. You’ll get a wristband to track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K will receive a medal.

The Great Escape has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks as their local race charity. Fundraise leading up to the race or make a donation with your registration to help make a difference. Early bird registration ends on May 14, don’t miss your chance to sign up for this great event!
We hope to see you at The Roller Coaster Race on July 18th!