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Rolling Through Duluth

August 9, 2017

Duluth has always been a city full of beauty and wonder, with many things to do, many places to go, and many things to see. The NorthShore Inline Marathon is on its 22nd annual event coming up on September 16th, 2017. The NorthShore Inline Marathon is the largest inline marathon in the country and brings in around 2000 people every year to the city, allowing those people to experience our one of a kind city and to become part of the community.

The NorthShore Inline Marathon course offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the North Shore from Scenic Hwy 61, all the way down to Canal Park. I can vouch from personal experience that there is no better feeling than the putting on a pair of inline skates or rollerblades and cruising along the boardwalk and around Canal Park.

There are many events that the NorthShore Inline Marathon offers for all age groups. Events include:

The energy and the environment that this event brings to Duluth is one that the NorthShore Inline Marathon takes pride in. It creates an emotional and physiological feeling of unexplained joy and excitement that is difficult to replicate. It is an event that brings us together as both a community and a city.

Its not too late to sign up and join one of the many events that the NorthShore Inline Marathon has to offer, or sign up as a volunteer and be a part of the action! Come join us and celebrate this magnificent event on September 16th, 2017 right here in Duluth, MN. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us, and visit our website at


Joe Furlong is Public Relations Director of the 22nd Annual NorthShore Inline Marathon. NorthShore Inline Marathon, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in Duluth with a mission foster national and international amateur inline skating competition and promote health and fitness through the organization, promotion, development and conduct of recreational inline skating marathon.