Sat., December 7, 2019:
Half, Quarter Marathon,
5K, and/or 1 Mile OR Snoopy Loopathon
You may know and love California’s Great America, but we invite you to see it in a whole new way, first with a Peanuts Run & Ride race through the park, then with an evening at Winterfest! Choose a half-marathon, quarter-marathon, 5K, or 1-mile fun run in and around the park before the gates are even open to the public. Or choose the 5-hour lap race to earn as many medals as you can!
Price includes a 1-day WinterFest park ticket (good for race day or any day of the 2019 season), Peanuts finisher medal, a fab t-shirt, a buff, parking on race morning, post-race snacks, and tons of fun! And the more you race, the more you save!
Bring the family along! Click the Extra Tickets (above) for a link to discounted park tickets for race weekend. It’s a day of fun for everyone with a run in and around the park and California’s Great America magically transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday lights and decor, decorated trees, some rides and attractions, live shows, Santa’s workshop, and lots more seasonal fun.
Keep scrolling for general race information.
Hang with the Peanuts gang
Online registration won't close until the races start, so if you have friends and family who plan to join in the fun, send them straight here to get signed up; we also will have onsite registration available at all packet pickups.
We offer your choice of race distances--a 1 mile fun run, 5K, quarter marathon, and half marathon. OR a half-marathon not enough for you? Need a little something to max out your running miles for 2019? Sign up for the Snoopy Loopathon and get 5 hours on the course to complete as many of the ~3.2 mile laps as possible. You'll knock out the 1-mile lap at the start, earning your first medal lickety-split. Earn the full medal coaster as you ramp up your miles throughout the day.
The more you race, the more you save! Add a distance to your cart, then add another event (for the same participant) and get 20% off! Add another and get $5 more off! (Please note that you can't participate in both the half and quarter marathon because they are at the same time.) You'll earn an awesome medal for every distance you complete! Other discounts cannot be used with this deal and, because of the discount, you will not receive additional park tickets.
Choose a half marathon, quarter marathon, 5K, or 1 mile fun run (or run a few of them!), and earn awesome medals you can connect and collect. The half and quarter marathon start at 10 am, the 5K starts at 2 pm, and the 1 mile starts at 3 pm, so you could fit three f those events in, depending on your running style!
Want to EARN ALL 4 MEDALS?! Then opt for the Snoopy Loopathon (back by popular demand!), where you'll have 5 hours to run all the distances and earn all the swag at a ridiculously great price!
With the Snoopy Loopathon, first you'll run a 1-mile loop to earn the 1-mile Snoopy medal, then you'll tackle one 5K loop (5K medal CHECK!), then 2 more 5K loops to earn the quarter marathon medal, then 4 more loops for the biggie--the half medal. That's 7 5K laps and a 1 mile loop and 1 amazing way to spend a day at the amusement park!
Each participant receives a Peanuts Run & Ride t-shirt AND buff with their registration! Every finisher, every distance also earns a collectible and connectable Peanuts Run & Ride finisher medal! Medals connect to make a roller coaster train, so you can continue your coaster collection or start a new one. Check it out here. If you register for more than one distance and get a discount, you will receive another buff and can earn another awesome finisher medal. (Because of the discount, you will not receive another T-shirt or another park ticket.)
SWAG and Finisher Medals
Bring the whole crew! A link to discounted park tickets for friends and family of race participants will be available at the Extra Tickets link above.
Friends and Family Discount Park Tickets
At packet pickup you will receive a 1-day to pass to WinterFest included with registration that can be used anytime during the WinterFest event, including on race day! If you opt to have your packet mailed to you, your ticket will be sent, too.
Included Park Tickets
On race day, main gate parking is free for participants.
Friday, December 6, 2019:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm: Packet pickup at Sports Basement - Sunnyvale (1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085, near Lawrence Expwy & Hwy 101) in the "Summit Room," at the back right end of the store behind the Bike Department). Sports Basement (Sunnydale) is offering a 20% discount (or 28% for Basementeers) valid on the packet pickup date and 2 weeks post-race!
Saturday, December 7, 2019:
8:00 am-2:30 pm: Packet pickup at the start and finish line area
10:00 am: Start of Loopathon, Half, and Quarter Marathon
2:00 pm: Start of 5K
3:00 pm: Start of 1-mile fun run and Loopathon cutoff
4:00 pm: All runners off course
5:00 pm: Park opens!
Schedule (Times and packet pickup locations tentative)
You must pick up your packet at one of the listed locations or choose the option to have it mailed to you when you register for the race. Packets will not be available at these locations outside of the times and dates listed.
If you opt for bib ($3) or packet mailing ($20) when you register online, we will mail it to you approximately 5 days before the race. If you opt for mailing, you don’t need to attend Packet Pickup. Just show up at the start line race morning with your race bib and ready to run. (Don’t forget to bring your park ticket if you plan to go to the park that day!) If you selected bib mailing only, you can swing by during early or race-day packet pickup hours for your swag! Select this option when registering for the race. If you do not select this option during the registration process, you can do it at a later time by clicking
. You must be registered and have the mailing option selected by November 11, 2019 if you want your packet mailed to you. If you make this request after this date, we will not be able to mail out your packet.
Packet pickup for all distances is at the following times:
Friday, December 6, 2019: Packet pickup at Sports Basement - Sunnyvale (1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085, near Lawrence Expwy & Hwy 101) in the "Summit Room," at the back right end of the store behind the Bike Department), 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019: Packet pickup at the start and finish line area, 8:00 am-2:30 pm
Sports Basement (Sunnydale) is offering a 20% discount (or 28% for Basementeers) valid on the packet pickup date and 2 weeks post-race!
You will need to pick up your packet to receive your admission ticket to the park. If you are picking up your packet on race day, please plan to pick up your packet AT LEAST 45 minutes before the run starts.
You may pick up packet for friends and family members, but you must have a copy of their registration confirmation.
Prices increase as race-day draws nearer, so sign up soon! The more you race, the more you save: Add a second event and get 20% off the lowest priced event. Pick a 3rd event for $5 more off. (Please note that you can't participate in both the half and quarter marathon because they are at the same time.)
If you are a season pass holder and do not need a park ticket, add the distance(s) to your cart. Just before checkout, click the No ticket/season pass holder option, and $10 will be deducted from your final price.
Prices until 8/7/19: Loopathon: $95; Half: $70; Quarter: $55; 5K: $50; 1 mile: $40
Prices until 9/7/19: Loopathon: $100;Half: $80; Quarter: $60; 5K: $53; 1 mile: $43
Prices until 10/7/19: Loopathon: $110; Half: $90; Quarter: $65; 5K: $55; 1 mile: $45
Prices until 11/7/19: Loopathon: $120; Half: $105; Quarter: $70; 5K: $60; 1 mile: $50
Prices until 11/25/19: Loopathon: $135; Half: $115; Quarter: $75; 5K: $65; 1 mile: $55
Prices until 12/5/19: Loopathon: $150; Half: $125; Quarter: $80; 5K: $70; 1 mile: $60
Race-weekend prices: Loopathon: $165; Half: $135; Quarter: $90; 5K: $75; 1 mile: $65
Scroll to the bottom of this page for the course maps for all distances.
You must maintain a 14-min mile to avoid being shortcoursed for the half. You must maintain a 22-min mile to avoid being shortcoursed for the quarter marathon, 5K, and 1 mile. The Loopathon has a 5-hour time limit.