Minnesota Half Marathon
It might only be the second weekend of August, but before you know it the summer is going to be gone. That’s why you should get out and enjoy it as much as you possibly can before it succumbs to the cold of old man winter. What better way to enjoy a summer day than by taking part in an organized inline skating event like the Minnesota half marathon?
The Minnesota half marathon is a 13.1 mile event for both runners and inline skaters. It is a great way to get out in the sun and get some exercise, or just a great way to do something with the family that’s both healthy and fun. This annual event always has a great turnout and always features a diverse crowd of people from the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area and surrounding areas.
According the official website of the Minnesota half marathon, the registration fee is $60 per person for skaters, and $25 per person for those interested in running. In addition to participating in the event, each person receives a finisher t-shirt, medal, and other goodies and refreshments along the course and after the race.
To make the event even more enjoyable you can get a group of people who are interested in inline skating and complete the event together. Friends, family, and co-workers, the possibilities are endless, and you don’t have to be a competitive caliber skater either because the event allows you to categorize yourself in 1 of 6 possible skater categories:
- Pro Elite
- Pro open skaters
- No age division
- Pro Master
- Pro skaters ages 35-44
- Pro Veteran
- Pro skaters ages 45 and over
- Advanced skaters
- Age-class awards will be awarded in the advanced division
- Recreational/Non-competitive skaters
- For quad skaters only
If you’re interested in participating in this event, you can register online at the website of the Minnesota Half Marathon. The event will be held Saturday, August 15, 2009, along the Mississippi river in St. Paul, Minnesota. This area features less hills with some great scenery that makes it a tremendous backdrop for the race.
Have fun, and if you participate in the event, feel free to come back here and share your experiences with us.