Northshore Inline Marathon
14 September 2019
Skaters will be flying as the gun signals the start of the largest inline marathon in North America! Following the same scenic course Grandma s marathoners have run along for the past 30 years, over 3,000 inline skaters will test their endurance in the ANNUAL NORTHSHORE INLINE MARATHON!!
MarathonEnjoy the country’s most scenic and exciting inline skating event along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior! The 26.2 mile marathon begins just south of Two Harbors and continues along Scenic Hwy 61, rolling through the I-35 tunnels, and finishing at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).Half MarathonThis race will take place on the same legendary course as the full marathon 13.1 miles from the finish line and will start at 6:45 a.m.
We have four water stations totaling 20,000 bottles of water. You will have access to water in cups at the start and the stations are at 6, 14, 20, mile 23, and at the finish line. These mile marks are approximate. Because of congestion, we highly recommend that you carry your own water bottle as well.
A fabulous array of bananas, apples, oranges, cookies and yogurt and all generously donated by SUPER ONE FOODS will be available at the finish line. Please support SUPER ONE FOODS. They’ve been amazing supporters of our event.
Your race packet will contain an envelope with a Pro Chip, provided by Endurance Timing (our contracted timing company for the NorthShore events), which is a transmitting device for timing. Please read the specific instructions. These chips MUST be returned at the finish line as you leave the course. If your chip is not returned or lost a fee of $110 will be charged.
All skaters must be off of the course by 2pm. Please note your wave start time and plan accordingly. We will have a sag vehicle and will pick up any racers still on course after the strict 2pm cutoff.
Water will be provided for skaters at the start and finish. There are five water stations (10 oz. bottles) along the race course. The stations are at approximately mile marker 6, 17, 21, and 23. Each skater is responsible for their own hydration and nutritional needs during the race. There are no “energy” gels or drinks at the water stations. Ubr water has generously donated all of the water bottles for our event.