Sun., August 11, 2019: 
Half, Quarter Marathon,
5K, and/or 1 Mile

Round out summer running with the Peanuts gang--and help us celebrate Snoopy's 51st birthday! This one-of-a-kind race is back for its 4th year with your choice of a half-marathon, quarter-marathon, 5K, or 1-mile fun run all in one day! And the Run & Ride brings the best swag around: a collectible and connectable Peanuts finisher medal, awesome race swag, and a ticket to the park for race weekend!

Price includes a 1-day park ticket for race weekend, Peanuts finisher medal, a fab t-shirt, parking at the park on race morning, post-race snacks, and tons of fun! And the more you race, the more you save!


Bring your friends and a family along, too! Click the Extra Tickets (above) for a link to discounted park tickets for race weekend. It’s a weekend of fun for everyone.

Keep scrolling for general race information.


Half Marathon

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Quarter Marathon

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August 11, 2019

Hang with the Peanuts gang

The Details

Running and Riding makes you look great! Thanks to Storyline Photography for these fab race-day photos from the 2019 Run & Ride Valleyfair. Check them out here!


If you have friends and family who plan on joining in the fun, remind them! On-site and online registration is available.


  • 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 and ticket only ($3) or whole race packet ($20) when you register online, we will send your items to you approximately 5 days before the race. If you opt for bib or packet 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!) 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 here. You must be registered and have the mailing option selected by July 20, 2019 if you want your packet mailed to you. If you make this request after July 20, 2019, we will not be able to mail out your packet.

  • Packet pickup for all distances is at the following time and locations:
    Saturday, August 10, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: River Valley Running, 1272 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee, MN 55379. Show them your race bib at checkout for 10% off your purchase!
    Sunday, August 11, 6:00 am-8:45 am: At the race start area, Valleyfair

  • In the event you cannot race but still want your swag for park entry, you will still need to pick up your race packet during packet pickup hours.

  • At packet pickup, you may pick up a packet for friends and family members, but you must have a copy of the photo ID and the printout of the registration confirmation signed by each person whose packet you are getting. 

Packet Pickup

Saturday, August 10, 4:00-6:00 pm: Packet pickup at River Valley Running1272 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee, MN 55379. Show them your race bib at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

Sunday, August 11, 6:00 am: Parking opens for participants and spectators

6:00 am-8:45 am: Packet pickup at the race start area

7:00 am: Half and quarter marathon start

8:15 am: 5K race start

9:00 am: 1-mile fun run start

10:00 am: Park opens!


Each participant receives Run & Ride swag with their registration! Every finisher, every distance also earns a collectible and connectable Run & Ride finisher medal! Medals connect to make a roller coaster train. Continue your coaster collection or start a new one! 

SWAG and Finisher Medals

On race morning, parking is free for participants.If you visit the park on Saturday or leave after the race and return after the park is open, you will need to pay the parking fee.


Please note that included park tickets will be included with your race packet. 

Included Park Tickets

A link to discounted park tickets for friends and family of race participants is available by clicking Extra Tickets in the top toolbar.

Friends and Family Discount Park Tickets

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 highest priced event. Pick a 3rd event for $5 more off. (Please note that for the half at Run & Ride Valleyfair, you can only add on the 1 mile fun run; other race times interfere.) 
f 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 2/16: Half , $70; Quarter: $55; 5K: $50; 1 mile: $40
Prices until 3/31: Half , $80; Quarter: $60; 5K: $53; 1 mile: $43  

Prices until 5/12: Half , $90; Quarter: $65; 5K: $55; 1 mile: $45 

Prices until 6/12: Half , $105; Quarter: $70; 5K: $60; 1 mile: $50 

Prices until 7/12: Half , $115; Quarter: $75; 5K: $65; 1 mile: $55 

Prices until 8/10: Half , $125; Quarter: $80; 5K: $70; 1 mile: $60

Race-day prices: Half , $135; Quarter: $90; 5K: $75; 1 mile: $65 


Click here for park hours and here for directions to the park.

Park Hours and Directions

The address is One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379. Click here for directions. The race will begin and end just outside the main gates at Valleyfair. Follow the signs to the park and parking. Once inside follow the signs to the race! You can find the course maps for all distances by scrolling down.

For the half-marathon you must be able to maintain a 14-minute-mile pace.  For the QM and 5K you must be able to maintain a 22-minute-mile-pace. In the event you do not make the cut off, you will be short-coursed.

Because of the nature of the courses with many twists and turns, some runners may report short distances with GPS. We design the courses using a gpx file based on map information to get the distance. As the race company, we reserve the right to alter, postpone, or cancel any race for safety concerns or for unforeseen issues at the venue. In the event this occurs, no refunds or credits will be provided.

Course Info and Time Limits