Kenny's Koaster Race

Benefitting Change the Game Pittsburgh
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Sunday June 4th, 2017
Kennywood Park
10K Start: 8:00 AM
5K Start: 8:30 AM
Koaster Ride cap is 500 runners only 300 spots left register today so you don't miss out!
*Please note, the Koaster Ride is a separate event challenge; you do not need to register for this event to receive your free park ticket.
When you participate in Kenny's Koaster Race, you can run or ride, or both!

5K Run/Walk- Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF sanctioned race. Grab your custom finisher's medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony.
10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas. Race is USATF sanctioned and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Prize money awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all!
Koaster Ride- Not a runner? Or just love coasters? Attempt to RIDE your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We'll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a ride medal in addition to the custom finisher's medal.


Event Thru April 30 Thru May 21 Thru June 4 (Race Day)
5K Run/Walk $50 $55 $60
5K + Koaster Ride $65 $70 $75
10K Race $60 $65 $70
10K + Koaster Ride $75 $80 $85
Koaster Ride Only (Cap 500 participants) $35 $40
Current Specials:
Are you a Season Pass Holder? Receive $15 off since you won't need a ticket! Just select the Season Pass Holder option during registration, and remember to bring your season pass with you to packet pick up for verification.

Do you qualify for a Military Discount? Receive $5 off! Just select the Military option during registration, and remember to bring proof of service to packet pickup for verification. 

Refer a friend and receive up to 100% on your registration! Share your trackable referral link (located in your confirmation email) with friends & family after you register. If 10 friends/family register through your referral link receive 50% of your registration back, if you get 20 friends/family to register through your referral link receive 100% of your registration cost back. 
Charity Benefit:
Change the Game (CTG) is a non profit Pittsburgh based organization that creates intentional and meaningful connections between a team of teens and adults. 

CTG's staff is comprised of four volunteer, professional adult coaches & mentors, committed to spend an entire year with the team; over 600 hours, on weekends and during school vacations. 

CTG's intensive programming provides teens with relevant real world 
opportunities designed to test their knowledge, challenge their critical thinking and move them physically and emotionally from where they are to where their potential can take them." 

Park Tickets:

1-day park ticket is included with every race registration. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets through registration for a discounted price.

FAQ Races & Kenny's Koaster Ride

What is the Koaster Ride?

Ride any combination of Kennywood's world-class roller coasters to complete a total of a 5K in distance. Total is 16,405 feet, or about seven rides depending on which coasters you ride! Have your wristband stamped as you exit each ride, and we will tally your total distance when you check in at the scoring table at the end of day. 

Please review the height restrictions below before signing up children to make sure there are enough coasters they can ride. 

Koaster Ride rules are as follows:
  • Ride a total distance of 5K (16,405 feet)
  • Complete all rides by scheduled end time of event (may differ from park hours)
  • Use park ticket included with registration on event day during normal hours of operation
  • Event is subject to a number of unpredictable conditions, including weather, ride closures, and park crowds on the day of the event. In other words, we do not give refunds if your favorite roller coaster is closed, if it’s raining, or if there are long ride lines

Roller Coaster Distance (ft.) Minimum Height (in.)
Jack Rabbit 2,132 46 (36 w/ adult)
Phantom's Revenge 3,365 48
Racer 2,400 46
Sky Rocket 2,100 52
The Exterminator 1,400 46
Thunderbolt 3,250 52
Lil' Phantom 308 36 (none w/ adult)

To learn more about the roller coasters at Kennywood visit their website.

Packet Pickup:

Pro Bike + Run (Monroeville): 
Friday, June 2, 2017 (10 AM - 8 PM)
Saturday June 3, 2017 (10 AM - 6 PM)

Whole Foods (South Hills):
Friday June 2nd, 2017 (12 PM- 6 PM)

Pro Bike + Run (Robinson): 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (10 AM - 6 PM)

Race Day:   
Sunday June 4th, 2017 (6:30 AM - 8 AM)
When picking up your packet, please bring the following:

+  Confirmation Email
+  Military ID/ Valid Season Pass (If you received a discount)

Pick up your packet for all events. If you can't make it, you may have someone you know pick up your race packet if they bring a copy of your confirmation email and a copy of a photo ID.


Top 3 Overall male and female finishers: 
Free Entry into Kenny's Koaster Race 2018 (Plus Cash Prizes for the 10K)

Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age categories: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+.
Age Group #1: 50% off Kenny's Koaster Race 2018 ($40 Value)
Age Group #2: 40% off Kenny's Koaster Race 2018 ($35 Value)
Age Group #3 30% off Kenny's Koaster Race 2018 ($25 Value)

CASH PRIZES:  Will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 10K Race.  


We need to volunteers to help with the 10K & 5K races. All race volunteers will receive:
  • free t-shirt
  • all-day pass to the park for the day of the event
  • stay after the race for our post-race refreshments
  • purchase additional tickets to the park at a discounted rate
Volunteers can sign up here.

You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer and receive a free park ticket; children may accompany you during your shift depending on your role.
4800 Kennywood Boulevard
West Mifflin, PA US 15122


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