Coaster Challenge Stories

Coaster Challenge Benefits & Incentives


 

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) – If the packet is picked up prior to the day of the event
  • 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 p.m.
  • Early access to Max Force and Whizzer prior to park opening starting at 11 a.m.  Priority seats will be given to those completing the Marathon then Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

10 K Rider – $300 fundraising minimum

  • All of the above prizes, plus
  • Official Coaster Challenge 10 K Incentive (TBD)
  • Lunch voucher for the day of the event
  • Entrance via The Flash Pass until 3 p.m.

Half Marathon Rider – $500 fundraising minimum

  • All of the above prizes, plus
  • Official Coaster Challenge Item (TBD)
  • Entrance via The Flash Pass for easy access to rides until 5 p.m.
  • 2020 return ticket for the park

Marathon Rider– $1,000 fundraising minimum

  • All of the above prizes, plus
  • Official Coaster Challenge Item (TBD)
  • Upgrade your 2020 return ticket to a 2020 Six Flags Great America Season Pass
  • Entrance via The Flash Pass for easy access to rides ALL DAY

Mini Marathoners (children ages 10 and under)

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

Coaster Challenge Event Details


 

EVENT DETAILS

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 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.

 

Register Now

 

          *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 Max Force from 9:00-11: 00 am and Whizzer from 9:30-11:00 a.m. 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 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, and Chicago’s B96 for sponsoring this event.

 

DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION

MORE TO COME

NEW THIS YEAR – NO PACKET PICKUP!

For those who met their minimum fundraising requirement ($150), 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.
Please contact Jennifer Marcello with any questions – jmarcello@soill.org