Event News - Archive

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Inline Planet news and stories about inline skating events, listed in reverse order of publication:
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Aug. 16, 2007
St. Paul Restores Some Divisions
Men will compete in age categories at Sunday's inline marathon; women will not.


Aug. 10, 2007
Rolling at Burning Man
Once again this year, D. Miles and the CORA crew will be setting up the Black Rock Roller Disco on the playa.


Aug. 8, 2007
Event News
Half Marathon in Ohio
An inline half marathon will be part of the Mount Carmel Fitness Challenge (Sept. 3).

More info

Aug. 7, 2007
A New Marathon?
Next spring's Inline March Madness in Citrus Heights, CA, will include three days of indoor racing and a so far unspecified outdoor event.
2008 Event Calendar

Burger Sets Clinic
Former inline racer Dan Burger will conduct a skate clinic Sept. 8-9 in the Bay Area.
More info

July 31, 2007
Group Skates
Mapper Hits 111!
The latest additions to the Group Skate Mapper are Phoenix's Monday Night Sk8 and Seattle's Sunday Social.

Add Your Group Skate!
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July 31, 2007
Indy Inline
Two events remain in this summer's inline race series at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis.

2007 Event Calendar
Add Your Event to the 2008 Calendar!

July 30, 2007
a2a Adds 10K
The venerable ultramarathon adds an event for skaters who prefer shorter distances.

Event Calendar

July 16, 2007
New Half in MN
The new Daze and Knights festival in St. Michael will include a half marathon.

Ottawa Festival Resurrection
The Ottawa Skating Festival returns in September (after missing a year) with a full afternoon of racing.

July 11, 2007
A Great 10K

One of America's best organized events, the US 10K Classic in Marietta, GA, includes skaters again this year.
More info

July 10, 2007
Hayward Sweetens the Pot
Prem prizes will be awarded to the winning hill climbers at the Hayward Inline Marathon.
Planet story

Taking on the Rockies
Competitors in the 24-hour Breckenridge (CO) Xstream Adventure Race (July 21-22) will pedal, paddle, skate and scramble for $30,000 in prize money.

More info

July 2, 2007
Flying Skates in San Diego
The Rockin' Summer Classic (Aug. 25) will include a time trial, sprint tournament and longer races, all on a 333-meter velodrome.

More info

June 21, 2007
Dancing With Parra
Olympic gold medalist Derek Parra will be a special guest at the Send the Best Social and Dance July 19 in Omaha.
July Event Calendar

June 11, 2007
4 Races, 4 Money
Utah will have its own 5K inline racing series this summer, starting Saturday in Salt Lake City.


June 6, 2007
'Miss and Out' Grows
St. Paul Inline Marathon's night-before event is being expanded with separate races for men 35 and above.

June 4, 2007
Marathon for Chicagoland
Team Rainbo skater organizes inline marathon to replace two that fell off the calendar.

July Event Calendar

May 30, 2007
Mouse Returns to May
Disney Sports is moving its inline marathon to May 4 next year and capping registration at a so far undisclosed number.

Official web site

Half Marathon for Long Beach
The Parkinsons Open Road Race is set for Oct. 7 in El Dorado Park.

October Event Calendar

May 29, 2007
Skate the Trail

The Spokane Centennial Trial Skate Marathon and 10K will be Aug. 12 in Spokane Valley, WA.
Planet Event Calendar

May 21, 2007
Growing Numbers for Road America

Organizer expects 150 skaters June 2 at the Elkhart Lake racetrack in Wisconsin. Last year, 80 skated.
Sheboygan Press story

May 10, 2007
Skate to Xanadu
Skaters can snag bargain tickets for the revival of the cult classic Monday in NYC.

Planet story

April 30, 2007
Skaters to Compete in Gravity Fest
Inline downhill will be part of the mix at the late summer Maryhill Festival of Speed in Washington.


April 16, 2007
Triathlon for Skaters
Athletes will skate, bike and run in New York City's Triple Challenge, May 5. The event is open to triathletes and relay teams.

More info

Worlds Schedule
The schedule is set for the 2007 World Speed Skating Championships (Aug. 17-25) in Cali, Colombia.

Schedule (in Spanish)

March 28, 2007
Another New Marathon
Inline marathons are popping up like Easter eggs this spring. The newest is the GT Speed Marathon (May 5) in Pine Mountain, GA.

More info
2007 Event Calendar

March 8, 2007
Half Marathon for Ottawa
This year's Minto Run for Reach (April 15) will include an inline half marathon.

Event web site
April Event Calendar

Hills and Thrills 2007
Pittsburgh's annual weekend skate party returns this year on June 1-3.

Event web site
June Event Calendar

Feb. 27, 2007
East Coast Series Rolls into Third Year
The Eastern Seaboard Series drew 148 skaters (on average) to each of its five events last year and hopes to keep growing in 2007. Part of its appeal is its venue: a 1-mile closed loop at Trexlertown's Rodale Fitness Park.
Go to web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Feb. 26, 2007
Two More for Montreal
The crowded 2007 Event Calendar is bulking up. The new Montreal Inline Marathon debuts Sept. 8 and the 128K Defi de L'ile classic returns Oct. 20.

Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Bike Promoter Experiments with Inline
Inline racing will again be part of the mix of the California Bicycle Racing series. The CBR's April 1 event includes a 35-minute skate race. A good turnout could pave the way for more inline events.
Go to more info.
Go to April Event Calendar.

Feb. 22, 2007
Detroit Marathon Adds Biathlon
The 2nd annual Wolverine Inline Marathon (May 26) will include a biathlon. Athletes will skate 42K, then cycle 200 miles.

Go to announcement.
Go to May Event Calendar.

Feb. 21, 2007
Rolling the White House
This year's Skate DC Weekend (May 11-13) includes group skates, a party and the Skate of the Union half marathon. All skates start at the White House. And it's all free.

Go to event web page.
Go to May Event Calendar.

Feb. 20, 2007
100K on the Baltic Sea

Skate Bornholm (Aug. 12) has all the makings of a classic. The skaters race around Bornholm Island off the coast of Sweden. There's also a 42K.
Go to web site.
Go to Aug. Event Calendar

Feb. 16, 2007
Metrodome Marathon Gets New Date
A scheduling conflict at the Minneapolis stadium has pushed back the indoor marathon by two weeks. The new date is April 21.

Go to announcement.
Go to April Event Calendar.

Feb. 14, 2007

The Lake Buena Vista Skate Club is organizing a group skate and party on the Friday night (March 30) before the Disney World Inline Marathon.
Go to event web site.
Go to March Event Calendar.

Feb. 8, 2007
Philly Skate Rolls On
Last year was to have been the end of the line for the Philly Freedom Skate. But it will roll on (June 29-July 1), albeit with a new name: the Philly Free Skate.
Go to event web site.
Go to June Event Calendar.

Feb. 8, 2007
New Race Series for Canada
This summer's Coupe Quebec Roller will consist of four events for recreational and elite skaters. Distances will vary from short sprints to 20K half marathons.

Go to event web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Feb. 7, 2007
Mixing Skaters and Skateboarders
This year's Bridge to Breakwater in San Pedro, CA, includes a 12K event for inline skaters and skateboarders. The scenic route hugs Los Angeles Harbor.
Go to event web site.
Go to Sept. Event Calendar.

Feb. 6, 2007
California Gets Its Own Inline Cup
cora logo
The Dan Burger Points Series has a new name: the California Cup. The cup will be awarded to the team that racks up the most points in a series of four races from March to October.
Go to web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Feb. 1, 2007
Trading Places
Two popular weekend skate parties are swapping spots on the calendar this year. The Big Apple Roll is moving to late August (Aug. 24-26) while SkateBoston is moving to late July (July 27-29).
Go to BAR announcement.
Go to more event news.

Jan. 29, 2007
New Marathon for California
A California businessman's late-blooming passion for skating has led to the creation of a new event: the San Francisco Inline Marathon.
Go to Planet story.

Jan. 25, 2007
Indoor Marathoning Rolls Into Third Year
Organizers have picked April 7 as the day for the third annual Metrodome Inline Marathon. The popular Minneapolis event, the world's only indoor skate marathon, is held on the upper concourse of the Metrodome sports stadium.
Go to announcement.
Go to 2006 event story.

Jan 24, 2007
24hrs Event Set for July
The popular 24hrs Inline is set for July 15-16 in Montreal. Eighty teams and 12 solo skaters competed last year to see who could skate furthest in 24 hours. To attract more solos, organizers have cut the entry fee in half.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.
Read 2006 race report.
Go to event web site.

Jan. 18, 2007
Fill 'er Up!
The 2007 Event Calendar is filling out nicely. Here are the latest additions: the Florida Banked Track Clinic (March 29), the Great Race (May 27-28), Outdoor Nationals (June 1-7), and Road America (June 2).
Go to Event Calendar.
Put your event on the map!

Jan. 17, 2007
The Push Is On
California skaters are trying to drum up support for the Ride It Like You Stole It Criterium (Jan. 28) in Dominguez Hills. A big skater turnout there could lead to the start of a full inline series.
Go to more info.

Jan. 16, 2007
Napa Pushed Back One Week
A scheduling conflict has pushed back the date for the 2007 Napa Valley Inline Marathon. The new date is July 15.

Go to announcement.

Houston Marathon Taking Shape
Organizers have locked in a date (Nov. 3-4) and racecourse (downtown) for the inaugural Houston Inline Marathon.
Go to announcement.

Jan. 12, 2007
Mardi Gras Marathon Canceled
Organizational problems have scuttled this year's Mardi Gras Skate Marathon (Feb. 17) in Lafayette, LA. Full refunds will be provided to registered skaters. "I'm extremely disappointed, said organizer Peggy Chiasson, "but we will have to reschedule the event for 2008."

Jan. 11, 2007
Marathon Set for Ohio
The Buckeye State is back on the event calendar this year with the new Columbia Station Inline Marathon outside Cleveland. The event (May 13) will include a half and full marathon.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

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