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$12,958.00 Raised
117 Participants

2019 Coaster Challenge

Join us on September 21, 2019

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Event Details
Where Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, IL
Starts 09/21/2019 @ 9:00 AM
Ends 5:00 PM
Check-in Time 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration Cutoff 09/21/2019 @ 9:00 AM
Donation Cutoff 10/14/2019 @ 12:00 PM
Contact Jennifer Marcello
Phone 630-200-7693
Email Address jmarcello@soill.org



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.

To register, visit https://www.soill.org/coaster-challenge/

          *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 p.m.

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

Fundraising Levels:

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.




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


5K Rider - $150 fundraising minimum or $100 for current season pass holders

10 K Rider - $300 fundraising minimum

Half Marathon Rider - $500 fundraising minimum

Marathon Rider- $1,000 fundraising minimum

Mini Marathoners (children ages 10 and under) 


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