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are 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 2012 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 event.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, July 8, 2012. 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!!!
The start/finish line will be located on the Silverado Trail at Yountville Cross Road. The skaters will head northbound 2..2 miles to a 180 degree turn around near the intersection of Silverado Trail and Oakville Cross Road. Skaters will turn and travel southbound on the Silverado Trail 6.55 miles to another 180 degree turn located on the Silverado Trail at Oak Knoll Ave. The skaters will turn and skate 4.35 miles back to the start line The full 26.2 mile marathon is 2 laps. The Half Marathon is 1 lap.
WILL THE ROAD BE CLOSED TO
Yes. A 7 mile section of the Silverado Trail will be closed to all traffic for three hours from 7AM to 10 AM. The 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 you’re racing and no if you’re 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?
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
26.2 Mile Marathon
CORA Members------ Adult $70 Youth $50
13.1 Mile Marathon
CORA Members-------Adult $50 Youth $40
If you are a member of a skate team or organized club, you can enter the event at the C.O.R.A. Member Rate. You must send an e-mail with your name and your team or club info to RTDMiles@yahoo.com
Please remember that helmets are mandatory in all C.O.R.A. events. Wrist, hand, knee pads and elbow pads are very strongly advised.
Napa Valley Inline Marathon will be held rain or shine. Entry fees are non-refundable.
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. We are working on a discounted rate from a host hotel, but it is yet to be secured. We will post it to you as soon as we get the information.
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
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 ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you want to register the old fashioned way, CLICK HEREand 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-mailD@cora.org