The 24th Annual NorthShore Inline Marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2019
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Photo by Darlene Prois

What You Get

Every registered athlete gets a short sleeve 2019 race shirt.

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!

**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.

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. Race and wave changes after submitting online registration is available on our registration site ( All race changes are subject to a $15 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


Marathon: Advanced and Recreation Waves

$79 through May 31st
$89 through June 30th
$99 through July 31st
$109 through August 31st
$119 through September 11th – 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)


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

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 a Team division.

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

*Male and Female must have all the same gender to be placed in their division. Co-Ed division must have at least 2 Male and 2 Female, and a total of 5 skaters or more to be eligible for awards.

Team Rules

First, all team members must enter their Team Name during the online registration process. Please ensure that spelling and punctuation is identical for every team member’s registration entry.

Next, 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 team and one category: male, female, or co-ed. (Please complete the form below by August 23, 2019).

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


(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.

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

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


Photo by Robert Welton