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25 Years Ago – Choosing the Race Date and our Historical Weather Report
Mike Ward
February 3, 2020
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Race Information

The NorthShore Inline Marathon has taken place on the second Saturday after Labor Day for (nearly) 24 years. Legend has it that early race organizers did an extensive long-term climate analysis to determine the best conditions of the year for Duluth, Minnesota. Precipit...

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2019 Donation to Our Charity Partner – Northern Lights Foundation

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, NorthShore Inline Marathon staff and volunteers participated in More Cowbell, a fundraiser for our Charity Partner Northern Lights Foundation. The annual More Cowbell event is a spoof of a Saturday Night Live skit. Each year, a handful of ...

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Wait… the fastest marathon time wasn’t the Elite Marathon winner?

Ar the 2019 , Julie Brandt-Glass rolled across the finish line in 1:22:42.9, less that 1/4 of one second faster than the runner up Sarah Hopkins right behind her. Julie stood atop the podium for the Elite Marathon and accepted her trophy and $1,000 prize purse with a bi...

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2020 Race Insurance Package
Mike Ward
October 17, 2019
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Race Information, Registration

We offer a race insurance package for NorthShore Skate events. For $15, enjoy these free benefits: Race refund option. No questions asked refund for 2020 registration. (Refund request must be made by August 21, 2020. 50% refund up to September 1, 2020). No refunds ...

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2019 Race Photos
Skeeter Moore
September 18, 2019
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News

NSIM Race Photographer: Album 1, Album 2, Album 3 NSIM Race Director Mike Ward: Start Line, Friday Night Skate Inline Skate MPLS (Andy Uttke): NorthShore Inline Marathon Mike Luftholm: NorthShore Inline Marathon Maureen Steltz: NSIM 2019 Pete Jonas: Marat...

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What are you taking along with you when you skate the NorthShore Inline Marathon?
Mike Ward
September 11, 2019
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Matzger's Blog

I used to race in a tank top and baggy shorts, and just carry a bottle and stick cut-up pieces of energy bars on my helmet, but soon found that a bike jersey or skinsuit with three pockets is far more practical. Here's what I take with me on raceday now: H2O is the heav...

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The Northwood’s Band will be at the 2019 NorthShore Finish Line
Mike Ward
September 8, 2019
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Events, News, Race Information

If you weren't excited enough for your NorthShore finish this Saturday September 14... we are happy to announce that The Northwood's Band will be back for the second year in a row to perform at the NorthShore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest finish line! Racers, spectator...

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