There 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
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 2008 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.
planning 3 days of skating starting with the San Francisco
Friday Night Skate, a winery tour and Calistoga Skate Party on
Saturday and the Napa Valley Inline Marathon and picnic on
The course has
everything that makes a fantastic roadskate from the long
stretches of flatland to rolling hills - some that will fill
your need for speed. The road is very smooth "black ice" asphalt
all the way and will be totally closed to cars during the event.
This year, we
will continue to have two distances for participants. We have
the traditional 26.2 mile marathon and a 13.1 mile half marathon
distance for recreational and fitness skaters new to
LODGING IN CALISTOGA
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. We are meeting The Silver Rose
Winery / Spa / Inn in Calistoga has served as our host hotel in
the past, however it is being sold and their participation in
2008 is unsure at best.
The best way to attend this event is to camp out. The
Calistoga Fairgrounds is a fantastic place to camp out in July.
If camping is not your style, the best place to stay is the Napa
Valley Redwood Inn. This is one of the few places where you can
stay in the Napa Valley without the two-night minimum. This is
where the skaters usually stay when we start the roadskate. One
night stay is $125.00 for a room with one bed and $137.00 for 2
beds. There is a 10% discount for AAA members. The address is
3380 Solano Ave. Phone number is 707-257-6111.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE NAPA VALLEY REDWOOD INN
Click here for Calistoga Lodging
The race will take place on
Sunday, July 13, 2008. Registration will open at 5:00 A.M. near
the start line located on the Silverado Trail at Oak Knoll 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 Oak Knoll Road. We will skate north bound 6.55 miles
to a 180 degree turn around near the intersection of Silverado
Trail and Oakville Cross Road. We will skate back south bound on
the Silverado Trail to the start line to another 180 degree
turn. Half Marathon skaters will skate one lap. Full Marathon
skaters will skate two laps.
ROAD BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC?
Yes. A 7 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 youíre racing and no if youíre 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.
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
ELITE/PRO CLASS ---no age categories
CITIZEN CLASS----9 age categories Infantry - - - - - -- - -
8 and under
Junior - - - - - - -- - - 9 - 13 Intermediate - -
-- - - 14 - 17
Senior A - - - - -- - - 18 - 24 Senior B- -
- - - - - - -25 - 34 Veteran - - - - - - - - -35
- 44 Master - - - - - -- - -- 45 - 54
Grand Master- - - - - 55 - 59
Immortal - - - - - - - - 60 - 65
Priceless--------------65 and up
IS THIS FOR
RACERS ONLY OR 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.
that helmets are mandatory in all C.O.R.A. events. Wrist,
hand, knee pads and elbow pads are very strongly advised.
We have put
together the newspaper and magazine articles and the race
results that have been written about the roadskate since the
first one in 1993. Read the stories from the humble beginnings
of the race to confrontations with the California Highway Patrol
and back to the good graces of the Calistoga community.
28, 1994 - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE "OUTDOORS"
1996 - SOUTHWEST AIRLINES "SPIRIT MAGAZINE"
28, 1997 - FRONT PAGE - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
13, 2002 - ST. HELENA STAR - THE WEEKLY CALISTOGAN
20, 2002 - FRONT PAGE - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
14, 2003 - FRONT PAGE - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
June 15, 2003 - FRONT PAGE-
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
June 21, 2004 - FRONT
PAGE - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
Aug. 8, 2005 - FRONT PAGE - NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
Adults - 18 and Older - Youth - 17 and Younger
(before May 16, 2008)
26.2 Mile Marathon
CORA Members--------Adult $60 Youth $40
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, 2008)
26.2 Mile Marathon
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
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
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.
HOW TO GET TO THE START OF THE RACE
From S.F. take
the Bay Bridge I-80 eastbound through Vallejo to the Napa exit
at Hwy 37 near Marine World in Vallejo. Take the Hwy 37 exit
left to Hwy 29. Turn right and follow Hwy 29 north. As you come
to Napa you will see a sign that says "Napa" and arrows pointing
to the right. Donít follow it. Stay on Hwy 29 to the Trancas
exit. Turn right and follow Trancas Road to the Silverado
Trail. Turn left and follow the Silverado Trail about 3 miles
to the start of the race at Oak Knoll Road.
FOR THE CALISTOGA ROADSKATE
Once again we
are using Active.com for event registration
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you want to register the old
fashioned way, fill out the
information below. Make checks payable to David Miles. Sign and
mail the information to NAPASK8, 830 26th Ave. San Francisco
Ca. 94121-3616. The Calistoga Roadskate 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
CALISTOGA ROADSKATE REGISTRATION FORM
2008 please print
The undersigned applicant hereby agrees
to and does release David G. Miles Jr., D M J Skate Sports
Marketing, the California Outdoor Rollersports Association, the
City and County of Napa, the City of Calistoga, the Golden Gate
Park Skate Patrol, the Boy Scouts Of America, or any other
associated entities (herein known as "sponsors") from any
responsibility and liability arising out of the applicant's
participation in the "Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half
Marathon". (herein referred to as roadskate")
The undersigned applicant agrees to and
acknowledges that he or she assumes all risk incident to his or
her involvement in the roadskate. The applicant agrees that he
or she will not sue or make any claims whatsoever against the
Applicant acknowledges that this event
involves skating up and down hills on state or county roadways
and agrees to obey all event rules, traffic laws, local police,
and California Highway Patrol during the roadskate.
Applicant and those signing in their
behalf agrees further that the term "applicant" includes the
undersigned and his or herheirs, assigns, agents and legal
representatives and that the term "sponsor" includes all past,
present and future subsidiaries, franchises, affiliates,
officers, directors, employees and agents of the sponsors
including their heirs, agents and legal representatives.
Applicant hereby authorizes D.M.J.
Skate Sports Marketing to videotape, photograph, or otherwise
record the image of the applicant during the roadskate.
You are the
visitor to check out the 2008 Calistoga Roadskate