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2018 Finisher Medals
Mike Ward
July 30, 2018
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News, Race Information

New for 2018!! Every finisher will receive a finisher's medal when they complete the 2018 NorthShore races!   Finishers of the NorthShore Inline Marathon, NorthShore Inline Half Marathon, Combined 39.3 Skate, NorthShore Rollerski Marathon, St. Lukes Wheel...

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Skaters of the World Untie
Mike Ward
July 19, 2018
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Matzger's Blog

[caption id="attachment_5609" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Eddy demonstrating for a group of skaters at the NorthShore Expo (with his skates tied... this time).[/caption] I hate to be the bearer of harsh truths, but here goes: the be-all and end-all of all techn...

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Taking Stock
Mike Ward
July 6, 2018
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Matzger's Blog

This is the time of year I take stock of my fitness and plan a program to get where I want to become NorthShore Marathon time. It's like a New Year's resolution. With each passing year, this becomes a more and more sobering reckoning, because I seem to start from a plum...

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Cris and Kelly Schreyer
Mike Ward
June 26, 2018
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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. Today, we talk with Kelly Schreyer. She and her husband Cris have completed every single NorthShor...

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MPC Wheels Joins as New Advanced Sponsor
Mike Ward
June 22, 2018
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News, Race Information

The NorthShore Inline Marathon happily welcomes MPC Wheels as an Advanced Sponsor for the 2018 events. This is an exciting partnership between two organizations heavily invested in the inline skating industry. MPC Wheels is a manufacturer of high-quality inline s...

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Skate & Sip Group Skate Series Back for 2018
Mike Ward
May 31, 2018
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News, Training

NorthShore Inline Marathon and Bent Paddle team up for a free summer skating group Starting on Tuesday and back by popular demand is the Skate & Sip group skate series at Bent Paddle Brewing. The NorthShore Inline Marathon, in conjunction with host Bent Paddl...

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Best Places to Skate
Mike Ward
May 24, 2018
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Trails, Training

Duluth/Two Harbors: Munger Trail - A 70-mile smooth and wide paved trail from Duluth south to Hinckley. Great for skating fast and for long distances Park Point - Across the famous Duluth Lift Bridge, skate on Minnesota Avenue for about 4 miles out-and-back on the...

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