Register Today for the Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags New England

9a23b95e017049ad017b975fa37a1412Join The Running Griffin at the Roller Coaster Race to be held at Six Flags New England just outside of Springfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, September 6th. For less than the cost of a theme park ticket, you can run either the 10k or 5k race and spend the day at Six Flags New England after the race!

The Roller Coaster race registration includes a park ticket and parking along with the race entry and all runners will receive a tech shirt and a finisher medal at the end of the race. The races kick off nice and early at 7:30 AM so you can make a nice day out of running and enjoying an amazing theme park. Runners will tackle a USATF-sanctioned scenic course through Six Flags New England and around and under some of their world famous coasters. Post-race refreshments and award ceremony follow the races.

To register for the race, please click here and be sure to note during the registration process when asked how you heard about the race that you saw it on The Running Griffin!

Please be sure to also check out the Roller Coaster Race’s Facebook page by clicking here and follow them on Twitter by clicking here.

Registration Now Open for the Keep Springfield Beautiful 10K


Registration is now open for the Keep Springfield Beautiful 10K! The race takes place on Mother’s Day in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts and supports the efforts of Keep Springfield Beautiful which is a non-profit organization that promotes litter and graffiti prevention, recycling, conservation and beautification of Springfield.

The 10K run starts and ends at the south parking lot of the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Shortly after the start there is a gradual uphill, then past the Olmsted designed Forest Park.  There is a slight downhill / uphill past the 19th century industrial mill at Watershops Pond.  Turn left at historic Springfield Armory and proceed downhill at 9K past the Federal Courthouse.

There is also a 3K walk for those who are interested in supporting the event but would prefer to walk rather than run. The walk leaves from the Hall of Fame and proceeds on the RailTrail along the Connecticut River.

To register for the Keep Springfield Beautiful 10K, please click here. You can also learn more about Keep Springfield Beautiful on their Facebook page by clicking here.