Explore Minnesota - By Skateboard!

Skate Central Lakes Endurance Festival is an all-out distance skateboarding race.
3 days of skateboarding 200+ miles on the Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails. Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Distances - Skate at your own level, or take the 3-day challenge!
Traverse 19 towns on two 14-foot and 10-foot wide, nearly level paved greenways!
Click to explore each leg of the race!

118 Mile Trek from Fergus Falls
to St. Cloud

DAY 1

55 Miles from Osakis back
to Fergus Falls

DAY 2

Intense 26.2 Mile Marathon
Back to Fergus Falls

DAY 3

Make Your Skate-cation Great!

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The World’s Toughest Staged Distance Skateboarding Race

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

July 19, 20, and 21 – Registration Opens January 2019!

Minnehaha Falls

Need to Know Information

Necessary Gear:

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

Recommended Gear:

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

Required Forms:

IDSA Membership
Medical Waiver

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

Sponsors:

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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Food and Lodging

Race Prior:

Camping Option:
Fergus Falls
Delagoon Park
($FREE)

Motel Option:
Fergus Falls
Jewel Motel

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

No Food Provided

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

Day 1:

Camping Option:
St. Cloud
River’s Edge Park
($FREE)

Motel Option:
St. Cloud
Asteria Inn & Suites

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

Vegan/Carnivore Pizza and Drinks Provided at Race End

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

Day 2:

Camping Option:
Fergus Falls
Delagoon Park
($FREE)

Motel Option:
Fergus Falls
Jewel Motel

Shuttles Provided to Race Start in Osakis, Including Gear Transport from Both Locations
Shuttles Provided Post-Race to Motel Location

No Food Provided

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

Day 3:

Camping Option:
Fergus Falls
Delagoon Park
($FREE)

Motel Option:
Fergus Falls
Jewel Motel

Shuttles Provided to Race Start in Evansville, Including Gear Transport from Both Locations
Shuttles Provided Post-Race to Motel Location

Vegan/Carnivore Pizza, Beer and Drink Options Provided

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

Take the Greatest Endurance Challenge in the Midwest!

Join Thousands of Yearly Trail Users in Experiencing Minnesota at it’s Finest!

For specific race questions, suggestions, or concerns, please use the contact form below. Want to volunteer? Use the form! For all other questions regarding rules, insurance, or IDSA league concerns, please email rules@theidsa.org

About Skate Central Lakes Endurance Challenge

This event is an all-out distance skateboarding race sanctioned by the IDSA. It entails 3 days of skateboarding over 200 miles on the Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails that span 120 miles each way through 19 towns on a 14-foot wide, nearly-level paved greenway.

Contact Info

Web: Website

Contact the Central Lakes Trail

206 N. Broadway Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: 320-763-3161

Mobile: 800-245-2539

Web: Find it Online

Contact the Lake Wobegon Trail

1802 County Road 137 Waite Park, MN 56378

Phone: (320) 255-6172

Web: Find it Online