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Apostle Island Inline FAQ

What is the course like?
The Apostle Islands Inline Races will be held on an 8.7 mile looped course of town roads & a county highway.  The marathon will be three laps of this course.   The course offers a scenic mix of flats, curves and straight-aways.  The course is a beautiful course offering extraordinary glimpses of the beautiful Lake Superior shoreline and the majority of the course takes place on brand new pavement.  County Highway H was re-built in 2009.  The course offers two hair pin turns, various curves, flats and skaters of all levels will be able to participate in this event.

Are there water stations along the course?
Yes, we have two water stations.

Do you place Porta Potties along the course?
No Porta Potties are located at the start/finish area only.

May I pick up my race packet the morning of the race?
Yes, from 6:00am-7:15am on Saturday June 17 at the Madeline Island Ferry Dock/Bayfield side.

If I can’t pick up my race packet, can a friend pick it up for me?
Yes someone may pick up your packet but they must be able to verify your information, such as name, address, age, DOB, and event you plan on racing.

Do you have a Bag Drop at the start?
In the Pavilion near the start area we will have bags and stickers for you.  Just write your bib number on the sticker, place the sticker on the bag and give the bag to the volunteer and they will watch it during the race.

Can I switch my finisher t-shirt for a different size?
If we have shirts left over after the race you can exchange your shirt for another size.

Refunds?
I am injured, pregnant, or no longer able to attend the race, can I get a refund?
Entry fees are non-refundable. The only exception that will be made to our “no refund policy” is for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service (a copy of deployment orders is required).

Can I defer my entry to next year?
No. Entry deferments are not permitted under any circumstances.

Can I give/sell my registration to another person?
Yes.  If you have registered for the Apostle Islands Inline Race you may sell or pass on your registration to another person.  In order for this to happen you must send us a letter notifying us you are allowing us to change your registration to the person and then the person must fill out a registration form and mail or fax it to our office.  There may be a fee depending on the date the request is made.

Can I change my race category?
Yes changes in registration can be made until June 5.  After June 5, there is a $10.00 change fee.  Changes will not be allowed after June 13h.

How do I know what category to sign up for?
Divisions

Pro/Adv:

  • Open  - for skaters under 30 or by choice
  • Master  – for skaters 30-39
  • Veteran  - for skaters 40-49
  • Grand Vet  - for skaters 50-59
  • Super Vet  - for skaters 60 and above
  • Fitness Rec – A skater that enjoys racing but not quite up to the Pro/Adv level.
  • Senior– A skater thats age is 11 to17 years of age.  To be eligible to win youth award you must be signed up in the Fitness/Rec division.
  • Junior - A skater thats age is 10 to 12 years of age.  To be eligible to win youth award you must be signed up in the Fitness/Rec division.
  • Mad Skate - a skater that is not quite up to the Fitness Rec level.

Awards

Is Drafting permitted?
Cross-gender drafting is permitted. All slower skaters are requested to skate in the right side of the track to allow for incident free passing by faster skaters in the left lane.

Bib Placement
All participants must wear their bib number on the front or their right thigh.

What Protective Equipment is required?
All participants are required to wear a helmet and wrist protection. Knee and elbow pads are recommended.

What is not allowed?
Headphones, baby joggers, strollers, skateboards and animals are not permitted on the course.

Weather

Inclement Weather Policy   No skating will be permitted in the case of lightning.
The Mad Skate will be cancelled if the pavement is wet.

Chip Timing
The Apostle Islands Inline Races will be chip timed by White River Sports Timing using the “ChronoTrack” chip technology.  Click here to see how to place your timing tag once you receive your packet.

I want to volunteer! Who do I contact?
There are some volunteer opportunities available.  Contact JoAnn at the Chamber office at (715) 682-2500/(800) 284-9484 or e-mail her at ashchamber@centurytel.net.

Where can I park on race day?
There is ample parking in various parking areas within 3 blocks of the Ferry Dock in Bayfield. Parking is also available on the Island.  Check out the website for the parking maps.

Results:
Results can be found shortly after the race on our website www.apostleislandsinline.com or on www.itiming.com

Lost & Found:
Lost & found items will be held for one week after the race.  Contact our office at 715-682-2500 or by email ashchamb@centurytel.net if you think you have left something behind.