The World’s Toughest Staged Distance Skateboarding Race

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

July 23-25, 2021

Day 1: 106 Miles
Day 2: 62 Miles (~100k)
Day 3: 35 Miles (~50k)

Sign Up:

  • SkateIDSA Membership
  • Headlamp
  • Helmet
  • Skateboard/Rollerskates/Kickbike
  • Snacks
  • Gels, Electrolytes, and Endurance Fuel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bladder (3L)
  • Polyester clothing

Forms: Stearns County Liability Release Form

Race Prior:

MANDATORY Race Meeting the evening before day 1 at the Best Western Kelly Plus Inn – St. Cloud: 6pm.

Day 1:

Racers shuttled to race start from Best Western Kelly Plus Inn
Race begins 05:00 AM
Days 2 and 3 racers may come watch the finish in Fergus Falls and check in
Shuttles to Country Inn and Suites in Fergus Falls at race end

Day 2:

Racers shuttled to race start in Fergus Falls from Country Inn and Suites
Race begins 07:00 AM
Day 3 racers and fans may come watch the finish in West Union or check-in
Shuttle from West Union to Best Western Kelly Plus Inn in St. Cloud

Day 3:

Racers shuttled to race start in Waite Park from Best Western Kelly Plus Inn
Race begins 9:00 AM
Race finishes in Waite Park
Racers shuttled and car-pools available to post-race celebration

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.”

  • 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.”

  • 63 Miles
  • 9 Towns
  • 10-feet Wide
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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

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

Day 1:

Motel Option:
Fergus Falls
AmericInn – ($119 with Race Discount – Let them know you’re with Skate Central Lakes)
Shuttles Provided Post-Race, Including Gear Transport to Motel Location

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

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

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 Fergus Falls, and you may get there by Jefferson Lines. Or, fly in to Fargo, ND. Fergus Falls is closer by car and Jefferson Lines will do the trip.

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

Day 2 Recommended Airport:
Hector 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 Buses:
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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