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Napa Valley Marathon
Promoter:
CORA
Location:
Napa Valley, CA
Start Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2005
End Date:
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Website:
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Events:
Marathon & Half-Marathon
Race Type:
Marathon

26.2 miles of black ice asphalt in the world famous Napa Valley

How will you spend your summer vacation? If you are into road skating, you will not experience a more fun, exciting skate weekend as the one we are planning for you in one of California's most beautiful areas - the Napa Wine Country.

MAKE PLANS NOW

Skaters will roll past the vineyards and wineries along a 7 mile closed section of the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Wine Valley. The course is totally closed to traffic for the race.
We're planning 3 days of skating starting with the San Francisco Friday Night Skate, a winery tour of the Silver Rose Winery on Saturday and the Calistoga Roadskate on Sunday.

There are plenty of opportunities to copy the type of events that we have been exposed to in competitive skating. There are a precious few opportunities to ride on the leading edge of the sport. D M J Sports Marketing and the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association would like invite you to ride that leading edge with us as we present a roadskate event dubbed "The Napa Valley Inline Marathon.

The course has everything that makes a fantastic roadskate from the long stretches of flatland to rolling hills - some that will fill your need for speed. The road is very smooth "black ice" asphalt all the way and will be totally closed to cars during the event.

This year, we will continue to have two distances for participants. We have the traditional 26.2 mile marathon course for the long distance roadskaters, but we will also offer a 13.1 mile half marathon distance for recreational and fitness skaters and those who those newer to roadskating.

LODGING - STAY AT THE SILVER ROSE

This is always a difficult situation as the Napa Wine Country is a very popular place where people plan many months in advance to visit. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to find a hotel.

The Silver Rose Winery / Spa / Inn in Calistoga has once again agreed to serve as the host hotel / winery for the Napa Valley Inline Marathon. The Inn has 20 rooms in two facilities. Each room has a private bath, air-conditioning and glorious views of the mountains and vineyards. Enjoy use of the pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts, chip and putting green and Day Spa on premises.

START TIME
The race will take place on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. Registration will open at 5:00 A.M. in the parking lot of the Silver Rose Winery in Calistoga. Skaters meeting will be at 6:40 A.M. The roadskate will start at 7:00 A.M. SHARP!!!

RACE COURSE
The roadskate will begin at the Silver Rose Winery on the Silverado Trail in Calistoga.We will start on the Silverado Trail at Hwy. 29 skating southbound 6.55 miles to a 180 degree turn around near the intersection of Silverado Trail and Bale Lane. We will skate back northbound on the Silverado Trail to another 180 degree turn located at the Silver Rose Winery in Calistoga. Half Marathon skaters will skate one lap. Full Marathon skaters will skate two laps.

WILL THE ROAD BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC?
Yes. A 7 mile section of the Silverado Trail will be closed to all traffic for three hours. The California Highway Patrol will block off every intersection during the race keeping ALL cars off the road and keep you safe

IS THIS A "RACE" ?
Yes, if youre racing and no if youre going at your own pace.. The event will be timed. The elite racers will be able to race unimpeded along the course. The event is designed more for the recreational or fitness skater.

WHAT DO I GET?
Every participant will receive an event T shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top 5 men and women in the elite class and to the top three men and women in each age category in the citizen class skaters.

HOW TO GET TO THE START OF THE RACE

From S.F. take the Bay Bridge I-80 eastbound through Vallejo to the Napa exit at Hwy 37 near Marine World in Vallejo. Take the Hwy 37 exit left to Hwy 29. Turn right and follow Hwy 29 north. As you come to Napa you will see a sign that says "Napa" and arrows pointing to the right. Dont follow it. Stay on Hwy 29 through St. Helena to Calistoga. Turn right and follow Lincoln Ave. (Hwy 29) through Calistoga to the Silverado Trail. Turn right and follow the Silverado Trail about one mile to the Silver Rose Winery on your left. The start line will be located in the parking lot of the Sliver Rose Winery.

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