Welcome to the 3rd Annual Florida Inline Skating Marathon!
Please read all the materials in your race packet.
WORLD CLASS RACE (approx. 7:20am Start time): World Class / World Cup / Pro / Open / Elite / Cat 1
WORLD CLASS OPEN (18+ on Dec 31 2023) – this Division is also an Open election for all Masters Skaters
WORLD CLASS 17U (17 and younger on Dec 31 2023)
WORLD CLASS MASTER 35-44 – All World Class-level skaters aged 35-44 on 31 December 2023
WORLD CLASS MASTER 45-54 – All World Class-level skaters aged 45-54 on 31 December 2023
WORLD CLASS MASTER 55+ – All World Class-level skaters aged 55+ on 31 December 2023
*There can be NO cross-drafting between the men and women within the World Class Divisions.
AGE CLASS RACE (approx. 9:30am Start time): Advanced / Fitness / Recreational / Novice / Beginner / Cat 2,3,4,5
AGE CLASS MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K; (all age divisions & Quad division)
FIVE K SKATE-RUN-WALK (approx. 2:30pm Start time): The FIVE K Start line is on the Park PATH across the water from the Tower, South of the Bridge. The event runs counter-clockwise on the path(entirely); Finish line is at the water’s edge by the Tower. The FIVE K will be timed manually (no electronic timing Chips).
FISM “RULES OF THE ROAD”:
Cross-Drafting between men and women is allowed in all non-World Class Races.
Skaters are required to wear a helmet, and carry personal identification. Wrist/hand protection is recommended.
Failure to start in the Race you registered for may result in disqualification. World Class and Age Class timing chips are NOT able to be intermingled. The Pro Chip will not register any results in the Age Class race; and vice versa. Slower skaters please stay to the far right of the roadway. Overtaking skaters – announce yourselves as passing on the left/right.
FISM World Class participants are expected to finish the event within 1:30:00. Any WC skaters still on the race course beyond that time may be directed to skate on the far right (perimeter) of the race course for the duration of their event; in order to maintain the remainder of the event schedule.
The Passing or Over-taking of other skaters during a mass start event is the most dangerous condition on the race course. In order to create a safer condition for all participants:
All Marathon Distance (7.3 laps), Half-Marathon (4.3 laps) and 10k (2.3 laps) participants are requested to move to the right-hand side of the roadway as soon as they have been lapped by full distance racers; and are to remain skating on the perimeter of the course for the remainder of their event.
WORLD CLASS SKATERS – Your Race Packet contains a TRANSPONDER that MUST BE RETURNED after the race. A $50 Fee (replacement cost) must be assessed to any Skater who does not return their Transponder.
AGE CLASS MARATHON / HALF-MARATHON / 10K – Your Race Packet contains a self-adhesive, ankle strap timing device. This timing ‘chip’ does NOT need to be returned after the event. 😊
RACE NUMBER BIBS:
Your Race Packet contains one(or two) race number bibs and a helmet number.
WORLD CLASS SKATERS – Your race number(s) should be pinned to your LEFT and RIGHT hip or thigh.
The helmet number sticker is to be worn on the FRONT of your helmet, please.
AGE CLASS MARATHON / HALF-MARATHON / 10K / 5K – Your race number is to be pinned to your LEFT hip or thigh. Please place the HELMET NUMBER sticker on the FRONT of your helmet.
Please make every effort to obtain your race packet on SATURDAY at the Vendor Expo. Late Packet Pick-up (SUNDAY) may be available at either the Vendor Expo (Upper Lot) adjacent to the NB Park.
Will be held in the Upper Parking Lot adjacent to NB Park on Saturday.
Parking ($10) opens at 6:00am at NBP (Park). There is no parking at the Start line.
RACE COURSE CONDITIONS:
The NW corner of the course; Park Service Road entrance (gated); Lapped/Slower skaters may be directed to take a right-side-of-the-road, perimeter route through the apex of the turn.
Race Course Water will be available at two locations on the Race Course.
You may require more water or energy (food) during the event. Please carry it with you and dispose of it properly. If you slow or stop at a water station, please stay to the right side of the road to avoid collisions and congestion. Discard trash properly. Bottle caps are Dangerous to other skaters!
There are three bathroom facilities within the Park. There will be porta potties near the Start line and at the Vendor Expo/Packet Pick-up.
All medical expenses incurred by the participant are the responsibility of the participant. First aid will be available on the race course throughout the duration of the event(s).
LOST AND FOUND:
The FISM will not be responsible for items lost nor left along the race course.
PROTESTS / TIMING PROBLEMS:
Should you have a protest; forms will be provided near the preliminary results board and at the Information Table. Race Judges will resolve protests involving awards prior to the awards ceremony.
Preliminary results will be posted asap. Please review and report any problems/protests to a Race Official.
The awards ceremony will take place as soon as possible, after the completion of the 5k at the Tower.
Please refer to the FISM website for the Podium placements/awarded/breakdown for each race.
Registration will be available during packet pick-up at the Registration Table.
RACE MORNING SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:
6:00 AM – PARKING ($10) ACCESS OPEN AT NATHAN BENDERSON PARK
7:00 AM – ALL WORLD CLASS DIVISIONS = GO TO THE START
7:15 AM – NATIONAL ANTHEM / CLEAR THE COURSE
7:19 AM – 1 MINUTE WARNING
7:20 AM – SEEDED MASS START = MEN
7:21 AM – SEEDED MASS START = WOMEN
8:50 AM – ANY REMAINING SKATERS ON THE COURSE WILL TAKE A PERIMETER PATH UNTIL FINISHED
9:00 AM – WORLD CLASS RACE COURSE CLOSED
9:15 AM – AGE CLASS MARATHON / HALF-MARATHON+ (25K) / 10K+ (13K) SKATERS = GO TO THE START
9:25 AM – WORLD CLASS SKATERS PLEASE JOIN ALL SKATERS AT THE START LINE FOR PHOTO / VIDEO
9:29 AM – 1 MINUTE WARNING / CLEAR THE COURSE
9:30 AM – AGE CLASS MARATHON / HALF / 10K = SEEDED MASS START
12:30 PM – ALL SKATERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR DISTANCE BY THIS TIME
12:30 PM – ANY REMAINING SKATERS MUST MOVE TO THE INTERIOR ‘PATH’ TO FINISH THEIR RACE.
1:30 PM – TIMING PROBLEMS, PROTESTS, RESULTS FINAL; RACE COURSE CLOSED
2:30 PM – FIVE K SKATE / RUN / WALK > START ON THE INTERIOR PATH ACROSS FROM THE TOWER
2:45 PM – FIVE K SKATE / RUN / WALK > FINISH LINE = IN FRONT OF THE NBP TOWER
3:30 PM – FIVE K SKATE / RUN / WALK > RACE COURSE CLOSED
4:30 PM – AWARDS CEREMONY > NBP TOWER (time approximate)