The Coaster Run at Knott’s Berry Farm 5K, 10K and 1K Kids Run

Sunday, March 06, 2016
Knott's Berry Farm 8039 Beach Boulevard Buena Park, CA 90620

2016 Medal

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5K (3.1 miles)
10K (6.2 miles)
1K Kids Run/Walk in Camp Snoopy
Run, Walk and Ride the Coasters for the Kids of Speech and Language Development Center. The Coaster Run offers a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1/2 Mile Kids Camp Snoopy Fun Run followed by a finish-line expo with a complimentary piece of Knott's famous Boysenberry Pie.

Discount Tickets into Knott's Berry Farm

All participants will receive a coupon good for 1/2 price adult admission to Knott's Berry Farm - a $36.00 value (regular price is $72; good for up to 4 people; not valid for senior tickets). Coupon is valid starting at Packet Pickup and good for 1 month. Junior tickets will be discounted to $36 - a savings of $6 from the regular price. Valid from packet pickup (March 4) through April 6th.
Knott’s Berry Farm has been welcoming families from all over for over 60 years.  What started as a modest farm has grown into a premier theme park, water park and resort hotel.  From the magic of Camp Snoopy to the exhilaration of the coasters, to the meandering streets of Ghost Town, Knott’s provides an experience like no other.

The Coaster Run will go on RAIN or SHINE, see you there!

Registration Fees

Prices good until 9/30/15 11/30/15 1/31/16 after 1/31/16
5K Open Run/Walk $37 $39 $44 $47
10K Run/Walk $45 $47 $52 $57
Camp Snoopy Kids 1k Run/Walk - Youth (14 and under) $15 $18 $20 $25
Camp Snoopy 1K Run/Walk - Adult (15 and older) $27 $32 $37 $42
Coaster Run Virtual Race! - US Participants $40 $40 $40 $40

Coaster Run 5K Course

5K Course

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Coaster Run 10K Course
10K Course

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Coaster Run Kids Run
Kids Run Course

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Location & Directions: 

Knott's Berry Farm is easy to find from anywhere in Southern California:
From 1-5 Exit Beach Blvd and travel South on Beach.
From CA-91 Exit Beach Blvd and travel South on Beach.


Option 1:
Park in the Sears lot at the Buena Park Downtown mall on the corner of Stanton and La Palma.
8150 La Palma Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620

It's a short walk to the race start from there.  Walk across Stanton and there will be an open gate adjacent to the race start. Follow directions from Volunteers!
Option 2:
There is also parking available in the Knott's General Lot but that fills up early and fast.
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Parking Map
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Early Packet Pickup Locations/Times (strongly encouraged to avoid lines on Sunday, not required)

If you are picking up for a friend or family member (early packet pickup only), please download, have participant or parent sign and bring waiver along with a copy of their ID with you to packet pick up. (click link to download)

Road Runner SportsFriday, March 4, 2016 4-8pm
Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills
24291 Avenida De La Carlota P-5
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (google map)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 11am - 4pm
Buena Park Downtown (Inside the mall at the Center court)
8308 On the Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620 (google map)

download Buena Park Downtown map.

Race Day Schedule:

5:30am Packet Pick Up & Expo Open

7:00 am 5K-10K Run/Charity Walk

8:15 am 5K Awards Begin

9:00 am Camp Snoopy Kids Run/Walk

9:30 am 10K Awards Begin

Beneficiary/Charity Partner:

Receive a free Entry to Knott's Berry Farm for race day, VIP benefits and more...
When you run or walk in the Coaster Run you’re supporting Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC) in our work to provide education and opportunities for kids with special needs.  The majority of our students have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Your support provides real help to real kids on a daily basis, providing therapy and assistive technology that students need to help them to communicate.

Founded in 1955, Speech and Language Development Center is a nonprofit school and therapy center located in Buena Park serving Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Drawing on over 60 years of experience, skill and success, SLDC provides remediation for language/learning, emotional/social and neurologically-based needs to students with a broad scope of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Center is certified by the California State Department of Education and licensed by the California State Department of Social Services. For more information, see www.sldc.net.

You can support this important work by starting a team to help raise money or by getting your friends, family and coworkers to pledge for your participation.
Download the pledge form (pdf) or go online at http://www.sldc.net/coasterrun-donate/


The Coaster Run – Virtual Race (US Participants Only)

almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

Any distance all the BLING, well except the pie.....you’ll have to come race in person for that!
Have you always wanted to race the Coaster Race, but scheduling conflicts or travel expenses have kept
you away? Now is your chance to own your very own coveted Coaster Run Snoopy Medal. We are
excited to continue the Coaster Run Virtual Race!

Register for the Coaster Run Virtual Race on-line: $40 US Participants ONLY.

Virtual Race registration closes on 2/22. Transfers to/from the Virtual event are not permitted after 2/22.

Pre-print your virtual bib (will be emailed on or before 2/26) and upload pictures of you and your friends completing your very own Coaster Race. Make sure to upload pictures and hash tag #RenegadeRace #CoasterRun #KnottsBerryFarm. *not required, but fun!

Run any distance you desire from February 28th to March 6th 2016 to qualify.

Race SWAG includes: printable race bib, event t-shirt, finisher's medal. Boysenberry pie and goody bag are not included in virtual registration.

Race SWAG will be mailed after March 6th 2016. Please allow 2-4 weeks delivery.

Virtual racers will receive:

Virtual Bib (emailed before or on February 28)

Race Shirt and Snoopy Medal (Mailed after March 6th. Please allow 2-4 weeks delivery)

What are you waiting for? Joe Cool wants to run on YOUR time schedule! Limited to the first 300 virtual registrants. Transfers to the virtual category are not permitted after February 22nd.

Maps and Course Information:

The 2016 Run/Walk through the park course will be same or similar to the 2015 course. Final course determined by Renegade Racing and Knott's Berry Farm at least 2 weeks prior to the race date and subject to change.

WALKERS: The 5K is open to both walkers and runners. Those interested in walking the 10K need to be able to complete the 10K course within the 2 hour time limit.

KIDS RUN: One parent per child is welcome to escort their children on the Kids 1K Fun run/walk through Camp Snoopy. Parents do not need to be registered to escort their children. If any parents would like to register to receive a t-shirt and finisher medal, they must register for either the 5k, 10k or the Camp Snoopy Kids Run "Adult Category" event, adults are too old to register for the kids run.

5K Course Map

10K Course Map

1K Camp Snoopy Kids Run Course Map

Race Rules


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable but participants may roll their entry fee to the following year if they send a written request by 6pm on February 24th.

Transfers to the Virtual Category are not permitted after February 22nd.

Participants must be in good health and fit enough to participate in the event.

Participants must show photo ID at packet pickup to receive your bib, timing chip and other items associated with the event.

Parents of children without photo ID may pick up race items on their child’s behalf.

Participants may pick up a family member’s or friend’s race items at early packet pickup if they provide a signed waiver and a copy of a photo ID of the participant they are picking up for.

All race day bib and timing chip pickups must be done by the participant.

Bib numbers are required to participate and those who attempt to participate without bib numbers will be removed from the course.

No bikes, inline skates, skateboards or dogs are allowed on the course, except service dogs.

Baby joggers are allowed but must start in the back of the field to prevent accidents or collisions with other participants.

For safety reasons headphones are not permitted.

Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in each age division. 5K & 10K age groups are as follows: 13 & Under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-59, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.


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Interested in sponsoring The Coaster Run?

Contact us at 949-975-1812 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.