Six Flag Great America and Special Olympics Illinois have teamed up for the Coaster Challenge on Saturday, September 21. Take the run out of racing & ride your way to the finish line to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. Registration is now open for individuals to take on the Coaster Challenge.

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.


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          *Please note: $25 registration fee to reserve your spot to be a Coaster Challenger for 2019.

All Coaster Challenge participants will receive early entry to the park to kick-start their day. Challengers will get VIP access to ride the Whizzer from 9:00-11:00 am, along with the Raging Bull & Max Force from 9:15-11:00 am.

VIP early entry allows participants to get extra laps in before the park opens. All participants will receive a Flash Pass to all roller coasters until 1:00 p.m.

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

Team up with Six Flags Great America and Special Olympics Illinois for the 2019 Coaster Challenge!

Thank you to Six Flags Great America, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago’s B96, and NBC 5 & Telemundo for sponsoring this event.



For those who met their minimum fundraising requirement ($150-$100 for season pass holders) by September 4, you will be mailed your parking pass and t-shirt.  IF you have only met the $25 threshold and have the remainder of your donations offline, your parking pass has been sent in the mail and you will receive your shirt upon arrival when you turn in your offline donations.


Do you have a friend or family member that would like to join you at the event? Spectator tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate by going to www.sixflags.com/greatamerica and entering the word COASTER at checkout (enter the promo code in the top right corner).

***Only those that have registered and fundraised the minimum amounts will be able to ride during 9-11 a.m. and receive the incentives.

Please contact Jennifer Marcello with any questions –¬†jmarcello@soill.org