Run for Pie at the Annual Coaster Run at Knott’s Berry Farm

March 13, 2012

Benefiting the Speech and Language Development Center

Calling all fitness enthusiasts – or those who just want free pie! On March 25th, participants of the Coaster Run 5K, 10K and Kids Run at Knott’s Berry Farm only have to run or walk 3.1 miles to snag a piece of Knott’s famous Boysenberry Pie at the finish line. The annual event benefits the Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC), a special education school in Buena Park.

“Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to partner with the Speech and Language Development Center for their annual Coaster Run,” said Knott’s General Manager, Raffi Kaprelyan. “The Center helps so many children, not only in Orange County but Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties as well, with multiple disabilities.  Their services and programs are truly needed in our community and we are happy to assist them in achieving their fundraising goals.”

“The Coaster Run is a signature event to raise money for the school. The students absolutely love it. The classes have the opportunity to engage in a friendly competition to raise money for their class and win fantastic prizes,” said Muff Elstran, spokesperson for SLDC.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this event that benefits the kids of SLDC,” said Race Director Jonathan Pauley of Renegade Racing. “The course is very flat and fast with beautiful views of the park – it even passes underneath the Silver Bullet coaster. The kids get so excited about the 1K Fun Run, which travels through Camp Snoopy!”

Event Details
Sunday March 25, 2012

6:00am Registration* & Packet Pickup
7:30am 5K & 10K Charity Run/Walk
9:00am 1K Kids Fun Run in Camp Snoopy

Registration* & packet pickup also available at Buena Park Downtown on Saturday, March 24th 11am-4pm.

*If available; race may sell out in advance.

Fees: $18-$48, includes:

Free Parking
Boysenberry Pie
Event T-shirt
Finisher Medals
Coupon for ½ price adult entry into Knott’s Berry Farm

About Speech and Language Development Center

Speech and Language Development Center is a non-profit school and therapy center serving 300 children and young adults, ages three months through 21 years. Founded in 1950, 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.

About Knott’s Berry Farm

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.

For More information, contact Taite Pauley