2019 Race Packet Pickup (Friday)

Friday, September 13th, 2019| noon – 9pm

Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive | Duluth, MN

Please make every effort to pick up your own packet.

Note: Daily parking in the DECC lot costs $5.00. Inline kids sprints starting at 5:00pm on Friday so expect traffic delays.

For late comers, race packet pickup also available on Saturday morning in the parking garage at the bus loading area from 5:00am to 8:30am, located on Railroad St.

Grandma’s Sports Garden Pasta Buffet

All you can eat pasta buffet Friday 3-9:00pm and Saturday 4-7:00pm during the awards ceremony.

Full bar and menu also available.

NorthShore Races Start Times

  • 6:45am-Inline Half Marathon & Combined
  • 7:00am-St. Luke’s Wheels Off Half Marathon RUN
  • 8:00am-Tunnel 10K RUN
  • 8:30am-Rollerski
  • 8:45am-Full Inline Marathon
  • 9:15am-Combined Skate
  • Noon-Run Awards-Grandma’s Sports Garden
  • 2:30pm-Inline Awards-Grandma’s Sports Garden

*Note: All event participants must be at 26th Avenue East and London Road (I-35 freeway entrance)(~Mile 23 in Marathon/Mile 10 in Half Marathon) by 1:30pm to be able to complete their race. The course MUST be opened completely at 2pm.


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.


If you would like your name printed on your bib you must be registered by Sunday , August 18th. 

Do not fold, wrinkle, or alter these numbers. The large bib should be pinned to your chest or abdomen area or right hip.

Transportation to the starting line

Buses begin loading from the DECC parking garage area on Railroad St. for the Half Marathon events at 5:00am, Full Marathon event buses begin loading at 7:00am. Please board promptly to insure that everyone arrives at the start lines on time. There is no parking available at the start lines.

Half Marathon skaters and runners: 5-5:45am
All elite skaters and rollerski: 7:00-7:15am
Waves: Advanced 1-3 7:00-7:30am
Waves: Recreation 1 & 2 8:00-8:15am
Waves: Recreation 2 & 3 8:15-8:30am
NO Rec Wave 3 skaters are allowed to board the buses until 8:15am.

For those coming from Two Harbors, it is permissible to be dropped off at the Two Harbors Sonju car dealership and walk or skate to the start line.

Gear Bag Trucks

Gear bag trucks will be at the start line for the half and full marathons so you can bring items to the start (sweatshirt/jacket, shoes, warm-up gear, food, etc…) and they will be delivered to the finish line by the time you are finished with your race. This service is included in race fees for Inline Marathon (Elite, Advanced and Rec waves), both Combined race starts, Rollerski Marathon, Inline Half Marathon, and Wheels Off Half Marathon Run.

  • Inline Half Marathon gear bag truck will be in front of the start line and and will depart at 6:30 AM.
  • Wheels Off Half Marathon Run gear bag truck will be behind the start line (near bus drop-off area) and will depart at 6:45 AM.
  • Elite and Rollerski gear bag truck will be in front of the start line and will depart at 8:30 AM.
  • Advanced and Rec wave gear bag truck will depart at 9:15 AM.

PLEASE make sure that you drop your gear bags off in the correct truck before the posted departure time. If you don’t get you gear back in the truck in time, notify a race volunteer and it can be delivered to the finish line/DECC. However, late drop bags are not a priority and may take hours to reach the finish line.

We are not liable for lost or damaged items. Please do not include anything valuable or fragile in your drop bag.

Race Safety

Helmets are mandatory at all times while on the race course for skating and rollerski races. Wrist, knee, and elbow protection are also recommended.

The entire course for all NorthShore Races is completely closed to outside traffic. All event participants must be at 26th Avenue East (entrance to the freeway) by 1:30pm be able to complete the event. This is Mile 23. The course MUST be opened to traffic at 2pm.

Please be mindful of road conditions. We strive to maintain the best road conditions possible, thanks to local entities like Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Duluth, Saint Louis County and Lake County. However, there is always the possibility of cracks, “tar snakes”, bumps, sand and rocks, water bottles, garbage, and other obstructions.

First aid will be available on the course and at the finish line. There are vans and motorcycles on the course with medical personnel. All medical expenses incurred by participants are the responsibility of the participant. Thanks to our Official Medical Provider St. Lukes!


Porta-potties will be provided at all starting line areas, along the course, and at the finish line. Please take care of business BEFORE you head to the start line for your race and wave start. Please refrain from trespassing on private property along the course and near the full and half marathon start lines. Respect the rights of private property–the future of this race depends on it!

Food and Drink

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, 20, 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. Bernick’s Pepsi has generously donated all hydration products for the NorthShore Races.

A fabulous array of bananas, apples, oranges, cookies and yogurt, all generously donated by Super One Foods will be available at the finish line. Thanks to Super One Foods for the continuous support of the NorthShore Races!


NorthShore Run Awards are at 12 NOON at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

NorthShore Skate Awards (Inline Half Marathon, Inline Marathon, National Championship, Combined and Rollerski events) are at 2:30 PM at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

**All awards are based off of GUN TIME, not chip time.**

Please view each Race page for specific age group and award details.