The 16th Annual NorthShore Half Marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The NorthShore Inline Marathon is proud to announce the 16th Annual Half Marathon for 2019. This race will take place on the same legendary course as the full marathon 13.1 miles from the finish line and will start at 6:45 a.m. Registrations are available on this web site. All age groups in both genders.  The field is limited to the first 500 skaters to register. To participate in the half marathon, you must be 11 years old on or before race day, unless approved by the Executive Director.


Photo by Robert Welton

What You Get

Every registered athlete gets a short sleeve 2018 race shirt. We typically do tech tee/dry- fit style shirts. We will announce the shirt style soon, stay tuned!

Thanks to our food and drink sponsors!

With our unique point-to-point race course, we bus all athletes to the start line and ship the gear bags to the finish! Half Marathon skaters and runners will board the buses together. Buses for half marathon leave between 5-5:45am.

Registration Fees

$69 through July 31st
$79 through August 31st
$89 through September 12th – 11:59 PM CDT
$100 at Friday’s EXPO – Pioneer Hall


The race will be held rain or shine. There are no transfers of race packets or bib numbers, no deferrals, and no refunds.

Race Insurance Package. This $15 registration add-on includes no questions-asked race refund or deferral to 2020, and free wave or race transfer.

How to purchase Race Insurance Package: When you register for the 2019 NorthShore Inline Marathon, additionally select the Race Insurance Package option for $15 and you will be automatically enrolled.

**IMPORTANT** Please review the full details at

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. 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

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 Half Marathon.

  • Inline Half Marathon gear bag truck will be in front of the start line and and will depart at 6:30 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.

Half-Marathon Start Sequence

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 (all inline and quad skaters)

Photo by Robert Welton


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 2:30pm at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Awards are based off of gun time (not chip time).

Awards must be picked up at this time. Awards will not be mailed.