are a precious few opportunities to ride on the leading edge of our sport. If you are
looking for an inline marathon that caters specifically to you, the inline skater, not the
cyclists, the runners or others, you will not experience a more fun, exciting
skating weekend as the one we are planning for you in one of America's most beautiful
areas, the world Famous Napa Valley
DMJ Sports Marketing along with the California Outdoor
Rollersports Association would like to invite you all to come ride that leading edge with
us as we present the 2009 Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half Marathon.
Skaters will roll past
the vineyards and wineries along a 7 mile closed section of the Silverado Trail in the
world famous Napa Wine Valley. The course is totally closed to traffic for the race.
The course has
everything that makes a fantastic roadskate from the long stretches of flatland to
rolling hills. The course has been changed to remove some of the
more dangerous downhill sections. The road is very smooth
"black ice" asphalt all the way and will be totally closed to cars during the
We will have two distances for participants of 26.2 mile marathon and
a 13.1 mile half marathon distance for recreational and fitness skaters
The race will take place on Sunday,
June 28, 2009. Registration will open at 5:00 A.M. near the start line
located on the Silverado Trail at Yountville Cross Road. Skaters meeting will be at 6:40 A.M. The roadskate will start at 7:00 A.M. SHARP!!!
We will start on the Silverado Trail at Yountville Cross Road. We
will skate southbound 4.5 miles to a 180 degree turn around near the
intersection of Silverado Trail and Oak Knoll Ave. We will skate back
northbound on the Silverado Trail 6.55 miles to Oakville Cross Road.
Here the skaters will make the other 180 degree
turn skate back towards the start line at Yountville Cross Road. Half Marathon skaters will skate one
lap. Full Marathon skaters will skate two laps.
WILL THE ROAD BE CLOSED TO
Yes. A 4.5 mile section of the Silverado Trail will be closed to all traffic for three
hours. The California Highway Patrol will block off every intersection during the
race keeping ALL cars off the road and keep you safe
IS THIS A "RACE" ?
Yes, if youre racing and no if youre going at your own pace.. The event will
be timed. The elite racers will be able to race unimpeded along the course. We are not a
huge corporate event like others large inline events. .The event is designed more for the
recreational or fitness skater.
CAN ANYONE SKATE ?
The Napa Valley Inline Marathon
and Half Marathon is designed to give all levels of skaters a fantastic skating
experience. It's great racing for the hard core racers. It's a high mark of
accomplishment for the fitness skater or enthusiast. It's an absolute blast for the
recreational skater. There is a little something for all. You can wear 4 wheel blades, 5
wheel blades or even "quad" conventional roller skates.
WHAT DO I GET?
Every participant will receive an event T shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top 5 men and
women in the elite class and to the top three men and women in each age category in the
citizen class skaters
26 miles on the Silverado Trail
is a lot to bite off for a first time inline skater. If
this is your
first time in a roadskate event, we invite you to come participate in
the Half Marathon at the C.O.R.A. member rate. E-mail
D@cora.org if you have never participated in an inline race before.
Outdoor skating is a fantastic way to get a great workout while having a
great time. The closed roads create "recreational asphalt" where youth
and adults alike can have an opportunity to experience what a great
sport and fun, healthy activity inline skating and roller skating can
be. There will be skates available along with helmets and pads for
those Napa Valley residents ready to give inline skating a try the
morning of the race along the flat, safe portion of the roadway.
ELITE/PRO CLASS ---no age categories
CITIZEN CLASS----9 age categories
Infantry - - - - - -- - - 8 and under
Junior - - - - - - -- - - 9 -
Intermediate - - - - 14 - 17
Senior A - - - - -- - - 18 - 24
Senior B- - - - - -- - -25 - 34
Veteran - - - - - -- - -35 - 44
Master - - - - - --- -- 45 - 54
Grand Master- - - - 55 - 59
Immortal - - - - - - - 60 - 64
Priceless---------------65 and up
Adults - 18 and Older - Youth - 17 and Younger
(before May 16, 2009)
Marathon CORA Members------Adult $60
Non members--------Adult $75 Youth $55
13.1 Mile Marathon CORA
Members------Adult $45 Youth $25
Non members--------Adult $60 Youth $40
(after May 16, 2009)
CORA Members------ Adult $75 Youth $55
Non members---------Adult $90 Youth $70
13.1 Mile Marathon CORA
Members-----Adult $60 Youth $40
Non members--------Adult $75 Youth $55
Please remember that
helmets are mandatory in all C.O.R.A. events. Wrist, hand,
knee pads and elbow pads are very strongly advised.
LODGING IN NAPA
Finding a place to stay in the Napa Valley is always a difficult
situation as the Napa Wine Country is a very popular place where
people plan many months in advance to visit. The longer you
wait, the harder it will be to find a hotel. Most skaters are
staying at the Napa Valley Redwood Inn in Napa.
They have served as our host hotel in the past when the race
started in Napa. The Napa Valley Redwood Inn is located in the
heart of Napa Valley in historic Napa. Their central location
allows you the opportunity to visit the valley's many
attractions without spending all day traveling to get there.
You'll get a clean room, color satellite TV, free local phone
calls, a swimming pool, and complimentary continental
breakfast. There is a 10% discount for AAA members. The address
is 3380 Solano Ave. Phone number is 707-257-6111
HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE NAPA VALLEY REDWOOD INN
Click here for Calistoga Lodging
Click here to see the course map and how to get to
the Napa Valley
PRE-REGISTER FOR THE NAPA VALLEY INLINE MARATHON
Once again we
are using Active.com for event registration
CLICK HERE FOR
If you want to register the old fashioned way,
CLICK HERE and fill out the information. Make checks payable to David Miles.
Sign and mail the information to NAPASK8, 830 26th Ave. San Francisco Ca. 94121-3616. The
Napa Valley Inline Marathon will be held rain or shine. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Call D. Miles Jr. at
415-752-1967 if you have any questions or e-mail D@cora.org