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Running Races in Amusement Parks

July 5th, 2017

by Michael Ryan


Racing events take place everywhere these days. Don’t be surprised to find a running event taking place at your local or a famous amusement park on any given weekend. You can easily find the best places to participate in a racing event by doing quick search on the internet. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular races in amusement parks. Not only do these events help amusement parks do their bit in collecting donations for noteworthy causes, but they also provide excitement and fun to runners and their families. Here are some of the best races in amusement parks:



Run & Ride Race Series at Valleyfair

Date: September 21

Venue: Valleyfair Amusement Park      

Have you ever dreamed of participating in a fun adventure through a racing event in your favorite amusement park? This may be just the right opportunity for you to experience a behind-the-scenes run through before the gates open! You can also watch the sunrise over roller coasters. It is just another way to run alongside dinosaurs to win a cool medal. You can participate in the 5K, 10K or 1-mile race, so you enjoy a racing event according to your stamina and preference.



Disneyland 10K Presented by Cigna

Date: September 2, 2017

Venue: Disneyland Resort

This race gives you the opportunity to run with incredible monsters and score great runs with your favorites, Mike and Sulley. The race starts on the streets and makes its way via the Grand Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center before it reaches Cars Land at the California Adventure Park. All athletes enter the park as it reaches the concluding stretch of the course and arrives at the finish line.



The Hershey Half Marathon

Date: October 15, 2017

Venue: Hershey, PA

Organized at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, the event is set up by the Dominion National benefits Children’s Miracle Network. The course takes participants on a tour of Hershey, PA, with notable locations along the way, including the world-famous Chocolate Avenue and many more! The people who participate in the race can walk or run the course as individuals or a relay team. All participants have to keep up a 14-minute mile pace and should be at 14 years old to participate.



Kings Island Half-Marathon

Date: October 1, 2017

Venue: Ohio

This challenging double-loop course takes all participants through the park twice. This means everyone gets to see the park’s most popular attractions, which include the famous Banshee roller coaster. Everyone has pacers on hand to keep up with the strides. If you don’t want to leave your family at home, bring them along so everybody enjoys the world-famous attractions and rides that Kings Island offers.



Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom

Date: Sept. 17, 2017

Venue: Allentown, PA

Join this event for a frolic and adventurous racing day. The Race Series at Dorney Park features a few of the best coasters on the East Coast. Participants of all races make their way through Dorney Park to enjoy scenic views of the park’s most incredible attractions. Moreover, you get to keep a ticket on the race weekend with a collectible finisher medal at the end of the race. Participants are also encouraged to bring friends and family along.




Date: Sept. 9 & 10, 2017

Venue: South Carolina

What do you get when you combine the thrill of the ride with the fun of the run! At Carowinds, you are sure to experience a unique run through the amusement park, which takes you to the country’s best coasters. There are several distances for all member of the family. There are many things to experience at Carowinds, including top-class coasters in the US and dozens of attractions for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your loved ones to this popular event.  


Final Thoughts

Besides the list above, you can check out other races in amusement parks as well. In an effort to pump up the excitement of runners, organizers design events or races that let the whole family come to the amusement park to enjoy an exciting day of racing and running. There are also many rewards, such as cash or medals, to lift the spirits of the participants.  Have fun out there!  To find some other fun races out there, click here!

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