Enjoy 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).
$79 through May 31st
$89 through June 30th
$99 through July 31st
$109 through August 31st
$119 through September 13th – 11:59 PM CDT
$125 at Friday’s EXPO
The race will be held rain or shine. There are no transfers of race packets or bib numbers and no refunds.
In order to increase safety, ease crowding and allow for growth, all skaters will be placed in waves determined by past performances. Registrants with no previous NSIM history must choose their wave (one-time basis only). Participants with multiple finishes will receive wave placement based on their most forward wave qualification performance from the last three events. In the event of a three or more year ‘break in participation’ in the NSIM, a skater will be placed in their most recently qualified for wave. Wave placement will be made on a first received, first placed basis.
Refer to the table above to reference the wave for which you have qualified. *Note – each skater’s best performance from the immediately preceding three events will be the current qualification. If there is a three year break in participation, the most recent qualification will be used.
There are no age group awards in the elite divisions, the top three will receive medals. The top 3 ‘Marathon’ finishers in each gender specific age class will be awarded an engraved medallion, in recognition of their impressive accomplishment, at the NSIM awards ceremony. The top 3 ‘Half-Marathon’ finishers in each gender specific age class will be awarded an engraved medallion, in recognition of their impressive accomplishment at the Half-Marathon Award ceremony which will commence at 4:00 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden. The Full Marathon award ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Awards must be picked up at this time. Awards will not be mailed. Monitor this web site for any new information. There are no age group awards in the elite divisions.
Skaters under 13 years of age must have their entry approved by the Executive Director.
Changes in waves will be handled on a individual basis. Each skater qualifies for their wave, based on their previous race performance(s). Wave changes may be granted, in unusual circumstances, by request to the Executive Director. Wave change fees are: $10 by July 31st / $20 after July 31st. Due to the higher volume of wave change requests nearer to race day, and the interference it causes the NSIM staff to prepare the race for all, there will be no wave change requests after September 1st. Please register early! Thank you!
Wave starts will begin at 8:45 with the Elite Open Men. The remainder of the wave starts are at 3-5 minute intervals. For skaters in waves 1-6, the color of your bib number denotes the wave for which you have qualified, and required to start in.
Wave Start Times
8:35 – United States & Canadian National Anthems
8:40 – Clear the course
8:43 – Call to start
8:44 – 60 second warning
8:45 – Elite Open Men & Elite Masters Men 30-39
8:50 – Elite Masters Men 40-49
8:55 – Elite Masters Men 50+
9:00 – Elite Open Women & Elite Masters Women 40+
9:05 – Advanced Wave 1
9:08 – Advanced Wave 2
9:11 – Advanced Wave 3
9:14 – Combined Skaters
9:17 – Recreation Wave 1
9:21 – Recreation Wave 2
9:24 – Recreation Wave 3
6:35 – United States & Canadian National Anthems
6:40 – Clear the course
6:43 – Call to start
6:44 – 60 second warning
6:45 – Half-Marathon Mass Start
7:00 – Wheels Off Half Marathon Run
Helmets are mandatory at all times while on the race course. Wrist, knee, and elbow protection are also recommended.
Gear bag trucks will be placed behind the start line near the bus drop off area. To avoid participant congestion and to enable the trucks to leave on time, they are being placed here. The Elite gear bag truck will be in front of the start line and will depart at 9:10 AM. Age group wave gear bag truck will depart at 10:00 AM. Get your gear on board!
Team Divisions: Male, Female, and Co-Ed
*Co-Ed must have at least 2 Male and 2 Female, and a total of 5 skaters or more.
Any Race Team, Skate Club or other formal or informal group of skaters can create a team to compete in this Male and Female division. Requirements are:
Any Race Team, Skate Club or other formal or informal group of skaters can create a team to compete in this Co-Ed division. Requirements are:
All Teams must submit a roster identifying all members and the Team Captain(contact person). Only non-elite skaters may participate in the Team Challenge. Each participant is only eligible for ONE category: male, female, or co-ed.