Roller Coaster Race Kicks Off Season with 3rd Annual 5K/10K Event at Six Flags St. Louis

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3nd annual family-oriented race/run/walk and roller coaster event supports St. Louis Area Foodbank

Happy runner from 2015 race

A happy runner from 2015 race

The event encourages fitness and entertainment for the whole family by holding USATF-certified running events for all skill levels and ages in conjunction with the original-concept roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride.

Registration is open for Roller Coaster Race, which returns to Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, MO for a 10K race, 5K run/walk, and Roller Coaster Ride on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The event encourages fitness and entertainment for the whole family by holding USATF-certified running events for all skill levels and ages in conjunction with the original-concept roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride.

The 10K race and 5K run/walk take place in the morning prior to the park opening. The race courses run through and around the park, featuring both up-close roller coaster views and natural wildlife. This combination makes the courses among the most unique running experiences in the country. The 10K race offers cash prizes for top finishers to draw the fastest runners from around the region.

During the day, the Roller Coaster Ride will be held for roller coaster enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Participants will have their coaster rides tracked throughout the day as they attempt to ride a total distance of 5K on Six Flags St. Louis’ ten coasters.

Participants can register for a race, the Roller Coaster Ride, or both, and every event registration includes free admission to the theme park, a shirt, and finisher medal. The park will also offer an hour of exclusive ride time on several coasters to participants prior to the park opening to the public for the day.

Roller Coaster Race supports the following charities: the St. Louis Area Foodbank, SYTA Running for Youth, and the National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives. In addition to being able to fundraise for those organizations, participants can donate to the charities during event registration.

Adam Slate, Roller Coaster Race Director, says of the event, “The very first Roller Coaster Race was at Six Flags St. Louis, and the park continues to be an ideal setting for this event. It’s a beautiful venue, has tons of attractions, and the park staff is as friendly as you could want.”

“We are once again excited to be hosting the Roller Coaster Race here at Six Flags St. Louis,” states Park President, Peter Carmichael, “Courses through the park and roller coasters are the perfect way to combine fun and fitness into one unique, exhilarating experience.”

For more information about the Roller Coaster Race @ Six Flags St. Louis, please visit http://www.rollercoasterrace.com/stlouis.

About Roller Coaster Race
Roller Coaster Race is a national running series that partners with theme and amusement parks across the country to create family destination events combining fitness and entertainment. Launched in 2014 and first of its kind, Roller Coaster Race will held six events in 2015. Roller Coaster Race’s parent company, WorldStrides, is the nation’s largest and most respected accredited travel organization. Over the course of fifty years and across ninety countries, WorldStrides has worked extensively with student groups, families, and teams attending sports tournaments, amusement parks, music and theater festivals, bowl games, and jamborees.

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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit http://www.sixflags.com.

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Press Contact

Adam Slate
Director, Roller Coaster Race
218 West Water Street, Suite 400
Charlottesville, VA 22902
adams(at)rollercoasterrace(dot)com
(434) 906-8416

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