The Banshee 10K

The Banshee 10K
Sunday, September 28, 2014
7:30 AM

Is that the wail of a Banshee you hear during the 10k race? Yes! It is the scream of the new record-breaking Banshee roller coaster as it screams through seven inversions at speeds up to 68 mph overhead.

Post run, you’ll want to head back into the park to experience a ride on Banshee for yourself! Following a single loop of the half-marathon course, enjoy the same spectacular sights and sounds of the park as the half-marathon runners without having to expend as much energy. Participants who register for The Banshee 10K will receive free park admission all weekend long, September 26th - 28th.

Banshee 10K Participants receive:

  • Scenic running route through the theme park
  • Free entry to the park September 26th - 28th
  • BibChip timing and instant online results
  • Commemorative short-sleeve cotton blend T-shirt
  • Reduced-rate parking

Discounted Park Tickets for Friends and Family

  • $28.99 - Starlight admission (Evening of September 26th Only) 
  • $34.99 - Single day admission
  • $60.99 - Weekend admission (September 26th - 28th) 

Entry Fees & Deadlines

  • $65 until May 31st / $35 for Passholders
  • $70 June 1st - July 30th / $40 for Passholders
  • $80 July 31st - August 14th / $45 for Passholders
  • $85 August 15th - close / $50 for Passholders
  • No race-day registration available


The top three male and female finishers in each of the following divisions will receive awards:

Under 16 Age 16-20 Age 21-25
 Age 26-30 Age 31-35   Age 36-40
 Age 41-45  Age 46-50 Age 51-55 
 Age 56-60 Over 60   Wheelchair


Race Rules & Policies

  • Entry fees are nonrefundable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the half-marathon and Banshee 10K. You must be 4 years old to participate in the 5K event. (There are sections of the course that go up and down a steep grade. An alternate route will be available upon request.)
  • Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for guests under 13.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a half-marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers, or dogs will be allowed on the half-marathon course. Strollers are allowed but must start toward the rear.
  • Participants are not allowed to wear earbuds or headphones.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

Switching from the Half-Marathon to a shorter distance event

If you would like to switch from the half-marathon distance, log into your account, where you will have the option to change to the 10K or 5K events. There will be no refunds to switch to a shorter-distance event. There is a $15 transfer fee to change events. Transfers can be made up to 1 week before race day.


Entry fees are nonrefundable. Sorry, no exceptions. Entries are transferable to another participant up to 1 week before race day. All transfers must be done through and there is a $15 transfer fee. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Cedar Fair Run and Ride event.