As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I am considering The Biggest Loser Half marathon race in Buffalo this year. While the half marathons are in various cities as stand-alone race events, the race organizers have also teamed up with the Six Flags amusement parks to offer 5K and 10K races. Seems like teaming up with a theme park is becoming a growing trend.
As I was cruising the internet yesterday, I came across the Cedar Point Half Marathon. This half marathon is being held on June 29th, 2014.
The entry fees are relatively affordable, and what’s great about it is all participants of the half marathon can enjoy the theme parks on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday as part of the registration. How cool is that?
Course Map – Half Marathon
Half Marathon Participants receive:
- Scenic running route through the theme park
- Finisher medal
- Free entry to the park on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday
- BibChip timing and instant online results
- Commemorative long-sleeve tech T-shirt
- Reduced-rate parking
Unfortunately, Cedar Point is a little far for me to travel this year as it’s about a 7 hour trip by car but I’ll be keeping my eyes on this race event for the future. It will be interesting to see how other non-Disney theme parks incorporate running events and to see if these events will grow with popularity.
What do you think about other non-Disney theme park events?