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SkateDC 2023 Marathon

We are excited to present the 8th Annual SkateDC Marathon (formerly known as the “Skater’s Quest Trail Event”) as part of SkateDC 2023. If you have never participated in an endurance skating event, this is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself & have fun on a great trail.


Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
On-Site Registration & Check In: 9:00 AM
Event Start: 10:00 AM
Location: Indian Head Rail Trail (White Plains End)
Distance Options:

  • Marathon (26-miles)
  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
  • Rollerblade® 10k Challenge

Awards: Top 3 Overall & Top 3 in each Division for Men and Women for the Marathon and Half Marathon and Finishers Awards for all participants.  Note that awards will be distributed as soon as all skaters have finished.

This is not a chipped time event.

Virtual Option: If you would like to participate in this event and would prefer to skate on your own, you may still compete with our virtual option.  Skate your distance on the Indian Head Rail Trail between September 23rd and September 29th.   When done, submit a photo of you on the trail along with a screen shot of your finishing time before 11:59PM on September 29th to be included in the race results.

– Rollerblade® 10K Challenge: FREE
– Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • $50.00 pre-registration by noon on September 29th [CLOSED]
  • $70.00 on-site registration

Junior 14-18, Senior 19-24, Classic 25-34, Master 35-44, Veteran 45-54, Grand Veteran 55-64, Esquire 65-74, Grand Esquire 75+

The course is on the Indian Head Rail Trail (which is 13 miles long). The start and finish will be at the White Plains end of the trail and the turn around will be determined by your event distance. There are intersections to cross to please be prepared to stop for traffic! There are 5 portable toilets along the trail.


  • Eligibility – All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Waiver – All skating participants must check in and complete a waiver prior to skating.
  • Drafting & Etiquette – Cross-gender drafting is permitted. All skaters are requested to skate in the right side of the trail to allow for incident free passing by cyclists.
  • Event Number – All participants must wear their event number on their left thigh and hand in the tear tag when finishing.
  • Protective Equipment – All participants are required to wear a helmet and wrist protection. Knee and elbow pads are recommended.
  • Personal Hydration – It is recommended that all participants bring their own personal hydration system (e.g. water bottle or Camelbak) or have supporters available to hand you water bottles.
  • Indian Head Rail Trail Rules



Need help training for this fun event? Join the Skater’s Quest Marathon Masters or Fall Fitness Inline Training (FIT) Program and receive a training plan and a schedule regular practices.

Learn more and register at