The Squiggy Classic Inline Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM on February 19th, 2017 at Flatwoods Wilderness Park in Tampa, FL. Racers will meet at the Y - each group will skate to their respective race starts and get a countdown.
The course will be open for parking and warm up starting at 6:30 AM. The awards ceremony will take place behind the ranger station.
The course is a newly repaved 7 mile asphalt loop in a wooded area north of Tampa which is closed to vehicular traffic. The course will not be closed to regular patrons of the park- as always, exercise caution. Keep a lookout for other skaters, cyclists, and runners. Call out when passing.
Participants may skate a full or half marathon (inline or quad skates only). This year, Squiggy will allow cross gender drafting. There will be two starts total - one for the full marathon and one for the half. Please be sure to line up in accordance to your skill level (elite skaters in the front, advanced and recreational skaters behind them). Custom awards will be given to the top 3 skaters of each gender in Elite and Elite Master, and in 10-year groups of Open skaters (0-9, 10-19, 20-29, etc.). A cash prize purse will be awarded to winners of the elite categories - total cash purse will be dependent on sponsorship donations.
Marathon Race Categories
Elite (You have skated the elite category in other races or you know you are qualified)
Elite Master (Same as above, but age 35+)
Open (Advanced and recreational skaters)
*Note- you MUST register in the elite or elite master category to qualify for cash prizes.
Half marathon Race Categories
Open only - all ages
Skate events are part of the traditional Squiggy festival, a multi-sport event including bicycle races, adventure races, running races and more. Come spend the weekend, enjoy and cheer other athletes, and then show them the thrills of inline racing. Event registration will be via active.com or on site leading up to packet pickup on Saturday night (NO race day registration!). Register early and save - registration increases after December 31st, and again race weekend. Your registration fee includes entry into the full or half marathon, a technical t-shirt and a custom Squiggy drawstring race packet with goodies.
Alternatively you can choose to skate the social and night skates only - cost for the Skate in the Dark is $5 per person (goes to the park) plus $2 per car for parking. Other social skates TBA will be free. For further information:
Map to Flatwoods: