A first of its kind, a battle of fitness, endurance, and action sports... Best of all $10,000 for the winner. The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is a 26.2 mile longboard race set to promote health & fitness, as well as the lifestyle that is Action Sports. The race will consist of 2 laps around a course designed to showcase the beautiful cities of Hallandale Beach and Hollywood, FL.
The race will start and finish at The Village of Gulfstream Park featuring a tour through Hollywood's historic beaches and Hallandale's beautiful neighborhoods.
The Start/Finish line will showcase an expo village where spectators and participants can purchase the latest and greatest in action sports and beyond. There will also be live music, a street skate contest, and a flowrider contest. The festival feel will allow for spectators to be entertained throughout the day as they await the competitors of the skateboard marathon race."
Wow, that's serious cash! It's not April 1st is it? This should draw a good international field, right? It'll pay for air fare and then some. I would think the field should be at least as good as Goodwood.
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:58 pm Post subject: 10K is just for 1st place
2nd place gets 5K and 3rd place gets 2.5K.
Sign up now at [url]skateboardmarathon.com[/url]... The race is November 6 in Hallandale Beach,FL fly into Miami or Ft Lauderdale... _________________ A battle of Fitness and Action Sports, the first ever 26 mile race on a Longboard for $10,000. 2nd place and 3rd place get paid as well $5,000 and $2,500 so sign up today...
Anyone with knowledge of the course, the actual roads, that can attest to their quality? I'm just wondering if this is a hard duro or soft duro wheel course. Or just go with 80a? I'd like to get as much info as possible before committing with $95.
I'd either plan on bringing 2 sets of wheels and coming a day early to check it out (like we do in slalom) Or, just go with a middle of the road duro like you said. Personally Green Zigs or middle duro Avilas would tackle any terrain.
Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:18 pm Post subject: Price for all out of towners
just saved everyone $20 but you have to sign up by the end of this month... I brought the price back down to $75... sign up now or it will go up again... _________________ A battle of Fitness and Action Sports, the first ever 26 mile race on a Longboard for $10,000. 2nd place and 3rd place get paid as well $5,000 and $2,500 so sign up today...
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:18 pm Post subject: competitor limit
The limit will be capped based on City specification in a meeting on Tuesday... we will release this then... _________________ A battle of Fitness and Action Sports, the first ever 26 mile race on a Longboard for $10,000. 2nd place and 3rd place get paid as well $5,000 and $2,500 so sign up today...
Cool Philip! I think that Alexandre B. from France (recently skated Goodwood in the UK) is registered now...it's officially international
I'm going to bring over a comment I made on the Fish a few days back, some thoughts on "race" strategy, it was in answer to questions from princebarbare who is apparently on this forum as well!
Originally Posted by princebarbare
Which wheels uses Matt Elver, brand, diameter and duro?
How is the road surface? Clean and smooth without holes, pebbles, road "humps" or rough, with pebbles etc. ?
How many people are registered? Paul Kent? Enevoldsen? Colton?
How is the weather in november? Hot? Dry or rainy?
Thanks for the answers
I predict those on the podium will focus on raw effort over setup. I've seen guys kill it on the Portland Pushers using park boards with crap trucks and Gumballs.
Assume hot weather and consider possibility of rain. Not sure what the road reality is, but I'd mentally plan on all types of terrain, butter smooth to rough with potholes or traffic turtles to get hung up on and eat ####. Although I don't think it will be anywhere near as gnarly as the Broadway Bomb in terms of negotiating through traffic.
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