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2005 Metrodome Inline Marathon
In April of 2005 there will be an inline skating
marathon inside the Minneapolis Metrodome in the state
of Minnesota in the United States.
Copyright © Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association
Sunday, April 17, 2005
aka Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome
900 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 USA
Race Will Be Conducted Like a Time Trial
The Metrodome Inline Marathon will be conducted as a time trial.
Pace lines will be allowed with a limit of 5 per pace line.
Unique format: Skaters will be sent off individually to
skate their 70 laps in the dome. This is not a head to head
race, rather, a time trial where drafting is permitted.
As you skate you will have the opportunity to jump into new
pace lines that fit your speed. When a pace line has 5 skaters
in it it's considered "full".
How Skaters Will Count Their 70 Laps
Finish Line Sports will be using the AMB transponder system to
track your laps. You will be informed by PA system when you have
5 laps remaining. You will be responsible for counting your final 5 laps.
Start Times Will Vary
Group start times will vary, and within each group, each skater will start
at a set increment - for example, skaters may start 15 seconds apart.
Skaters will be placed into one of 5 start groups based on previous
or estimated marathon performance.
Group 1 - 08:00 am
Group 2 - 10:00 am
Group 3 - 12:00 Noon
Group 4 - 02:00 pm
Group 5 - 04:00 p.m.
$30 - On or before March 31, 2005
$40 - April 1 to April 16, 2005
$60 - On April 17, 2005 (race day)
Maximum Number of Skaters
Up to 500 skaters may participate in this event.
After the first 500 skaters sign up, registration will be closed.
The number of skaters allowed in each paceline will be limited to 5.
There will also be a maximum number of skaters allowed on the course at
any given time, and that maximum will be announced at a later date.
Water May Not Be Carried by Skaters
Water will be available however skaters will not be permitted
to carry it with them, and they will not be permitted to drink
while skating. No hydration packs will be allowed.
There will be a mandatory water pit stop for all participants.
All skaters who complete the race will be given a cool finisher's
shirt and there will be age group awards.
The marathon will be on the upper concourse.
Warm-up and cool down will be on the lower concourse.
Refreshments will be provided
Helmets and hand protection required
No headphones allowed
The Metrodome Inline Marathon is produced by 26point2, Inc.
in partnership with Rollerdome, Inc.
26point2, Inc. also produces the Saint Paul Inline Marathon
Where to Get More Information
Official Web Site:
Rollerdome Inline Marathon
Email Address: See official Web site
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