The 2019 NorthShore Inline Marathon is nearly here, with the added SkateFest element happening through the weekend as well. If you're participating in any of the events or want to be a spectator, here are all of the key date and time information to know so you don't miss anything:

Friday, September 13

  • Noon-9 pm: NorthShore Inline Marathon Race Expo and Packet Pickup
  • Noon- 4 pm: DECC Door 7 Skate Park
  • Approx 4-6 pm: Harbor Drive Closed from Symphony Hall (Entrance F) to Harbor Drive DECC parking entrance
  • 4:30 pm: Kid’s Sprints races on Harbor Drive
  • 6 pm - 6:30 pm: Pro Speed Skating Exhibition
  • 7:30-8 pm: Friday Night Skate (loop around Downtown Duluth, no traffic diversions—participants must follow the rules of the road)

Saturday, September 14

Race Expo Day 2 - 8:30 am-noon

SkateFest expo and clinic schedule can be seen here.

See traffic information here. 

  • Start Line Transportation Departure Times: (All buses load from DECC North Ramp exit off of Railroad Street. Half Marathon/42k athletes drop off via Ryan Road, Marathon athletes drop off near north end of Scenic 61, NO TRANSPORTATION provided for 10k athletes)
  • All Half Marathon athletes: 5:15-5:45am
  • Marathon Elite and 42k Rollerski: 7-7:15am
  • Marathon Advanced Waves 1-3: 7-7:30am
  • Marathon Rec Waves 1 and 2: 8-8:15am
  • Marathon Rec Waves 2 and 3: 8:15-8:30am

Race Start Key Times:

  • 6:45 am – Half Marathon Skate Race Start
  • 6:50 am – 21k Rollerski Race Start
  • 7 am – St. Luke’s Wheels Off Half Marathon Run Race Start
  • 7:45 am – Tunnel 10k Skate Race Start
  • 8 am – Tunnel 10k Run Race Start
  • 8:30 am – 42k Rollerski Race Start
  • 8:45 am – Marathon Elite Open Men Race Start
  • 8:47 am – Elite Masters Men 30-39 and 40-49 Race Start
  • 8:49 am – Elite Masters Men 50-59 and 60+ Race Start
  • 8:55 am – Elite Open Women and Masters Women 40+ Race Start
  • 9:00 am – Advanced Wave 1 Race Start
  • 9:03 am – Advanced Wave 2 Race Start
  • 9:06 am – Advanced Wave 3 Race Start
  • 9:09 am – Combined Skaters Race Start
  • 9:12 am – Recreation Wave 1 Race Start
  • 9:15 am – Recreation Wave 2 Race Start
  • 9:18 am – Recreation Wave 3 Race Start

First and Last Athlete Key Times:

  • 7:15 am – Estimated first Half Marathon Finisher (inline skater)
  • 8:25 am – Estimated first Run Finisher (half marathon runner)
  • 9:45 am – Estimated first Marathon finisher (Elite Open Men inline skater, race winner)
  • 10 am – Estimated last Run Finisher
  • 12:30 pm – Estimated last finisher (inline skater)(based on historical finish times)
  • 2 pm – Course officially closed

Gear Bag Truck Key Times:

  • 6:30 am – Half Marathon Skate and Rollerski Gear Bag Truck Departs start line towards DECC
  • 6:45 am – Half Marathon Run Gear Bag Truck Departs start line towards DECC
  • 8:30 am – Marathon Elite and 42k Rollerski Gear Bag Truck Departs start line towards DECC
  • 9:15 am – Marathon Advanced and Rec Waves Gear Bag Truck Departs start line towards DECC

Awards

Race awards will happen at the Sports Garden. Run awards at noon, skate and rollerski awards at 2:30.

Social Skate Events

Sunday, September 15

  • 1 pm - 4 pm: Lincoln Park Takeover -Duluth’s Lincoln Park Skateparks (Midtown Skatepark and Wheeler Field Skatepark), and Bent Paddle Brewing. Strap up for an extreme ride! Check out extreme skaters from around the country as they skate a few of Duluth’s skateparks in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, with a stop at Bent Paddle Brewing’s taproom after the action! If you’re an aggressive rider, join in for a fun tour of two of Duluth’s best aggressive parks.