NorthShore Blog

Joe McKenna
Mike Ward
April 23, 2020
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Featured Athletes

NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM): Hi Joe! First tell us about your history with inline skating. How did you get into the sport? Joe McKenna (JM): I played hockey, early on in high school, but in the early 90's, the kids were doing this inline skating. And I said "oh...

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Tips for Buying New Skates

Ahhh... new skates day. Is there anything better? Perhaps the reason why new skates day is so good is because the search process can be long and difficult! Here are some tips for buying new skates whether it's your first time, or you own 10 pairs. 1. Decide what you ...

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Training for the 2020 NorthShore Inline Marathon

Training for long distance skating events like a half or full marathon is pretty straightforward. The first step is to get out there on your skates! Building your comfort level by skating longer and longer is the best strategy. Types of work...

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Paul Holte
Mike Ward
February 26, 2020
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Lifetime Skater Interviews

In this segment, NorthShore interviews a select, exclusive group of skaters who have completed every single NorthShore Inline Marathon since the inaugural race in 1996. This time around, we speak with Paul Holte, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast from the Twin Cities met...

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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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