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Top Ten Reasons to Skate the Saint Paul Inline Marathon

Aug 3, 2008

10

Return to the Source

Inline skating got it's start in nearby Bloomington, where hockey player Scott Olson made the first Rollerblades in his parent's basement.

9

A 10 Mile Tour

If 26.2 miles is too far, skate the 10 Mile Tour. It follows the same course as the full.

8

Commiserate with George

With the Republican National Convention in town, you might just bump into the most unpopular president in modern history. ... (Is that good?)

7

Double NROC points!

If you're hoping to rack up some quick NROC points, this is the event for you!

6

Make it a two-fer

Hang out till Wednesday to enjoy a full night of skate racing at the John Rose Oval (for only $10).

5

Cool water ... no sharks!

Head to Square Lake, 30 miles northeast of St. Paul, for clear water and a sandy beach.

4

The Miss and Out

This post race event represents your opportunity to participate in that age old American tradition: watching an athletic event with a beer in your hand.

3

Land of 10,000 Trails

The area is criss-crossed with smooth multi-use trails ... through the woods, around the lakes, along the river. ... Roll 'em!

2

Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden

Pogodas and bonsai trees ... a great place to decompress after the race.

1

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