The World’s Toughest Staged Distance Skateboarding Race

The Midwest’s Greatest Endurance Challenge and Skateboarding Event! An IDSA Points Race.

Day 1: 106 Miles
Day 2: 62 Miles
Day 3: 35 Miles

July 17, 18, and 19, 2020! Registration opens JANUARY!

Get updated info regularly at the Facebook event page

Need to Know Information

Necessary Gear:

Helmet
Hydration Pack (2L or More)
Skateboard (as defined by SkateIDSA rules)

Recommended Gear:

Headlamp
Snacks
Gels, Electrolytes, and Endurance Fuel
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Sunglasses

Day 1 Need to Know
Day 2 Need to Know
Day 3 Need to Know
Schedule of Events

Trail Information

Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails

Central Lakes Trail

“The Central Lakes Trail, Minnesota’s 23rd State Trail, is built on an abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad corridor purchased by the State of Minnesota in 1992. Douglas and Otter Tail Counties worked with local volunteers and the Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources to finance construction of the trail. Federal Inter-Modal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Funds and State of Minnesota Regional Trail Grant Funds provided the bulk of the 3.2 million dollars needed to construct the 55-mile trail.”

We begin in Fergus Falls and end the trail in Osakis, connecting to the Lake Wobegon Trail immediately after.

  • 55 Miles
  • 10 Towns
  • 14-feet Wide
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Lake Wobegon Trail

“The Lake Wobegon trail runs on the MN/DOT rail corridor formerly owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe, successor to the original Great Northern Railroad founded by James J. Hill. Turning this abandoned railroad corridor into a trail was the idea of the Albany Jaycees, who spent many hours raising money and support for the trail. When they approached Garrison Keillor, he graciously agreed that the proposed trail could be called the Lake Wobegon Trail and in the fall of 1998 he participated on the grand opening celebration.

Planning for the trail began in the fall of 1994, and fundraising began in the fall of 1995. Construction costs were a joint effort between the Federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), Minnesota DNR Regional Trail Initiatives Grant, Albany Jaycees Fundraisers, Central Minnesota Initiative Fund (McKnight Foundation) and Stearns County.”

The Lake Wobegon Trail is the last leg of day 1, and is not revisited during days 2 and 3.

  • 63 Miles
  • 9 Towns
  • 10-feet Wide
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Sponsors:

Food and Lodging

Race Prior:

Motel Option:
St. Cloud
Best Western Kelly Plus Inn
($99 with Race Discount – Let them know you’re with Skate Central Lakes)

Shuttles Provided to Next-Day Race Start, Including Gear Transport from Motel Location

None Provided

Nearby:
Fast Food/Restaurants
Grocery: Coburn’s, Cash Wise, ALDI

Day 1:

Motel Option:
Fergus Falls
Country Inn and Suites

Shuttles Provided Post-Race, Including Gear Transport to Motel Location

No Food Provided

Nearby:
Fast Food/Restaurants
Grocery: ALDI, Wal-Mart

Day 2:

Motel Option:
St. Cloud
Best Western Kelly Plus Inn
($99 with Race Discount – Let them know you’re with Skate Central Lakes)

Shuttles Provided to Race Start in Fergus Falls, Including Gear Transport
Shuttles Provided Post-Race to Motel Location

None Provided

Nearby:
Fast Food/Restaurants
Grocery: Coburn’s, Cash Wise, ALDI

Day 3:

Motel Option:
St. Cloud
Best Western Kelly Plus Inn
($99 with Race Discount – Let them know you’re with Skate Central Lakes)

Shuttles Provided to Race Start in Waite Park, Including Gear Transport from Both Locations
Shuttles and car-pools to the pizza and beer podium celebration

Food and drink options TBD
in
St. Cloud, MN

Getting There

Flying In

For a day 1 start, the recommended way in to St. Cloud, MN is through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It is roughly less than 1 hour from St. Cloud.

Day 1 and 3 Best Airport:
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Flying in to MSP International Airport will likely provide cheaper flight options. Jefferson Lines (Greyhound) does operate out of MSP and will take you to St. Cloud at an incredibly low rate. You should not need a rental car unless absolutely desired.

Skipping day 1? Join us for day 2 by flying into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. From there, the day 2 start is just a few hours away in West Union, and you may get there by Jefferson Lines.

Day 2 Best Airport:
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Driving/Riding

Jefferson Lines runs buses from Fargo and St. Cloud, through Fergus Falls regularly for under $15 and can be booked online through Greyhound.

Day 1 and 3 Best Busses:
Jefferson Lines

No matter what days you are participating in, your best way to meet up is in St. Cloud. Regular services such as Uber or Lyft will do the ride, or public transportation via busses will.  Otherwise, for less than $15, Jefferson Lines operated by Greyhound will travel directly to this location in St. Cloud.

Day 2 Best Busses:
Jefferson Lines

If you are able, 1-2 months prior to race day we will organize a thread on our FACEBOOK event page where competitors can discuss ridesharing.

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