Finally, inline and roller speed skating has come back to San Francisco.
The Barbary Coast Roller Marathon is a 26.2 mile skate race along San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. There is also a 13.1 mile half marathon with the event. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, skaters will race along the four (4) mile road course on the Great Highway.
You will not experience a more fun, exciting skating weekend as the one we are planning for you in one of America’s greatest cities, San Francisco. The action begins on Friday, July 8 with the world famous San Francisco Friday Night Skate. It’s the most fun you can have with your cloths on!!! We will roll into Saturday with the sponsor expo and roller disco party at the Church of 8 Wheels, San Francisco’s Roller Disco This has been dubbed as the hottest night spot in the City winning 6 “Best of the Nay” awards in 2 years. San Francisco!!! On Sunday we will race at the Great Highway with the awards presentation at the Skater’s Showcase at noon at Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park.
The race will take place on Sunday, July 12, 2016. Registration will open at 5:00 A.M. near the start line located on the Great Highway at Judah St. Skaters meeting will be at 6:40 A.M. The roadskate will start at 7:00 A.M. SHARP!!!
The start line will be located on the Great Highway at Judah St. The finish line will be on the Great Highwau at Taraval St. The skaters will head southbound on the Great Highway to a 180 degree turn at Sloat Blvd. Skaters will turn and travel northbound on the Great Highway 2 miles to another 180 degree turn located on the Great Highway at Lincoln Ave. The skaters will turn and skate southbound on the Great Highway. The full 26.2 mile marathon is 6.55 laps!!! The Half Marathon is 3.27 lapsp.
WILL THE ROAD BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC?
Yes. A 2 mile section of the Silverado Trail will be closed to all traffic for three hours from 7AM to 10 AM. There are no intersection but there will be patrols stationed at both ends of the course. 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 Barbary Coast Roller 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 men and women in each age category in the citizen class skaters
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.