In the spring of 1993,
about 40 skaters participated in the first ever skate race in the Napa
Valley. We started in Napa and ended in Calistoga. We called it the Roll
Through The Wine Country, the Napa to Calistoga Roadskate. On
Sunday, July 14, 2013, we will celebrate 20 years of presenting this
event. 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 Wine Valley.
DMJ Sports Marketing along with the California Outdoor
Rollersports Association would like to invite you all to come celebrate 20
years of rolling through the wine country as we present the 2013 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,
July 14, 2013. 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!!!
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?
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.
Napa Valley Inline Marathon will be held rain or shine.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
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. 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 usually
stay at the Napa Valley Redwood Inn in Napa.
They had served as our host hotel in the past when the race
started in Napa. Since then the inn has changed hands several
times and is now the Motel 6 of Napa. It 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, Free WiFi in every room, a swimming pool, and complimentary continental
breakfast. The address
is 3380 Solano Ave. Phone number is 707-257-6111
HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE NAPA MOTEL 6
Click here for more 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
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