The 23rd Annual NorthShore Inline Marathon

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Photo by Darlene Prois


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!

New for 2018, we are extremely excited to have finisher medals for every finisher for the first time in NSIM history!! These will be a custom engraved metallic medal with printed ribbon to hang around your neck as you cross the finish line.

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!


Event Course

Enjoy the country’s most scenic and exciting skating and rollerski event along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior! The 26.2 mile marathon begins just south of Two Harbors and continues along Scenic Hwy 61, rolling through the Interstate-35 freeway tunnels, and finishing in the heart of the city at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

The entire course is completely closed to outside traffic and all the pavement on the course has been redone within the last 5 years for maximum smoothness!


Age Limits

Skaters under 13 years of age must have their entry approved by the Executive Director.


Wave Placement

In order to increase safety and ease crowding, Inline Marathon skaters must register for the correct wave based on past performances and projected finish times. Please see the wave placement guide below and select the corresponding wave during the online race registration process. Wave changes after submitting online registration is available on our registration site (www.tempotickets.com/nsim2018). All wave changes are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Wave Placement Guide
WaveEstimated finish time
AdvancedWave 11:12:00-1:18:00
Wave 21:19:00-1:24:00
Wave 31:25:00-1:30:00
RecreationWave 11:31:00-1:45:00
Wave 21:46:00-1:59:00
Wave 32:00:00-3:30:00

Registration

Marathon: Advanced and Recreation Waves

$79 through May 31st
$89 through June 30th
$99 through July 31st
$109 through August 31st
$119 through September 12th – 11:59 PM CDT
$125 at Race Expo – Saturday, September 14

$15 wave change fee

$15 race change fee (i.e.marathon to half marathon)

ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

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


For 2018, we are rolling out a new add-on registration option called the Race Insurance Package. This $15 feature includes no questions-asked race refund or deferral to 2019, and free wave or race transfer.

How to purchase Race Insurance Package: When you register for the 2018 NorthShore Inline Marathon or Run, additionally select the Race Insurance Package option for $15 and you will be automatically enrolled!

**IMPORTANT** Please review the full details at https://northshoreinline.com/race-insurance-package/

Photo by Robert Welton


Race Teams/Skate Clubs (Inline Full Marathon)

Team Divisions: Male, Female, and Co-Ed*

Any Race Team, Skate Club or other formal or informal group of skaters can create a team to compete in this Male and Female division. Requirements are:

  1. The total times from the top 5 skaters in each team will be combined to compete for an award
  2. No Elite skaters are eligible for this award

*Co-Ed must have at least 2 Male and 2 Female, and a total of 5 skaters or more.

Team Rules

All Teams must submit a roster identifying all members and the Team Captain (contact person). Only non-elite skaters may participate in the Team Challenge. Each participant is only eligible for ONE category: male, female, or co-ed. (Please complete the form below by August 22, 2017).

Team Challenge Entry Form

Team Champion


Quad Skaters

Quad skaters are eligible for overall quad skater awards (Male and Female) in the Inline Marathon race. Register as a quad skater during the registration process.


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Photo by Robert Welton


Marathon Start Sequence

8:35 – United States & Canadian National Anthems
8:40 – Clear the course
8:43 – Call to start
8:44 – 60 second warning
8:45 – Elite Open Men & Elite Masters Men 30-39
8:50 – Elite Masters Men 40-49
8:55 – Elite Masters Men 50+
9:00 – Elite Open Women & Elite Masters Women 40+
9:05 – Advanced Wave 1
9:08 – Advanced Wave 2
9:11 – Advanced Wave 3
9:14 – Combined Skaters
9:17 – Recreation Wave 1
9:21 – Recreation Wave 2
9:24 – Recreation Wave 3

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
7:00 – Wheels Off Half Marathon Run

Photo by Robert Welton


Awards

(Age groups only, see Elite page for Elite athlete awards categories)

The top 3 Inline Marathon finishers in each gender specific age class will be awarded an engraved medallion, in recognition of their impressive accomplishment, at the NSIM awards ceremony at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

(NEW in 2018) NorthShore Skate Awards (Inline Half Marathon, Inline Marathon, National Championship, Combined and Rollerski events) are at 2:30 PM at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

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

14-Under
15-17
18-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85+

Photo by Robert Welton