Race Information

2020 COVID-19 Statement

Hello ROTR Skaters and Cyclists:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we are going to postpone this year’s 2020 Rollin’ on the River Marathon until 2021. We understand ALL have made sacrifices in trying to keep ourselves and loved ones safe. We have been fortunate in North Dakota to see lower numbers of Covid-19 cases.  

With precautions in place, we feel it would have been possible to safely host the event, however, with the uncertainty of what fall will bring, the loss of a major sponsorship, and a majority of our racers coming from out-of-state or out-of-country, we unfortunately foresee that we will not have the necessary volunteers, sufficient funding, nor high enough racer numbers to successfully put on the event.

We ALWAYS look forward to this event and love seeing you, and it breaks our hearts to have to postpone this years event to 2021. Many of you have become our friends through the years and although this was a very difficult decision to make, we know this IS the responsible and right thing to do in order to keep our race going for years to come!

Our race has always been a no-refund policy race, those that have already registered for 2020 your registration will be deferred to 2021 (because we will be back to celebrate 10 years of Rollin’ on the River!!)

If you have any questions please email us at gfrollinontheriver@gmail.com. Be well, stay safe, and keep rollin’ until we see you all in 2021.

Welcome to Rollin’ on the River Inline Marathon!

Welcome to Rollin on the River Inline Marathon. Our race is on a flat course that goes along the Red River. There are no hills on our course, however there are a few small climbs to get on and off of the Greenway, which is a part of our course. Helmets are Required to participate!

Can’t remember if you are registered? Check registration HERE.

Lodging Option for Participants:

We have partnered with Expressway Suites of Grand Forks to provide racers with a discounted rate of $94.95 for Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th. Racers are also allowed a later check-out time of 12pm. To book, call the hotel to make the reservation and mention the Rollin on the River Inline Marathon rate.

1-888-530-0190 or http://www.greenwayggf.com/

Inline Marathon information:

Our full Marathon starts at Central Valley High School in Buxton, ND. Starting at 5:30am, we bus you to the start of the race and we transport your gear back to the start. If you choose to not take the bus, you will need your own transportation to the start. There are two water stations along the course. Along the course are directional signs to direct you where to turn.

**There are four portable restrooms for you to use prior to the race start.

Cycling Marathon information:

Our full Cyclilng Marathon starts at Central Valley High School in Buxton, ND. Starting at 6am, we bus you and your bike in a trailer provided by Dietrich Bus, to the start of the race and we transport your gear back to the start. If you choose to not take the bus, you will need your own transportation to the start. Our course is not a closed loop, so if you do not want to transport your bike in the trailer, you will need to get your bike to the start. There are two water stations along the course. Along the course, there are directional signs to direct you where to turn.

**There are four portable restrooms for your to use prior to the race start.

Click HERE for the course map.

You can pick up your packet Friday evening August 23rd from 5-8pm at Scheels in Columbia Mall or Saturday morning. THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Race Day Schedule

5:30 AM: Pre-registered racers may pick up bibs and race chips in the South parking lot at Icon Arena (1060 47th Ave South, Grand Forks, ND). NOTE:  There is no day-of race registration. Your last chance to register is Friday, August 21st from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Scheels inside the Columbia Mall

5:30 AM, 5:45 AM, 6:00 AM: Buses depart from Icon Arena for Full Marathon Starting Line at Central Valley High School

6:50 AM: Call to Line-up

7:00 AM: Inline Marathon starts at Central Valley School in Buxton (weather permitting)

7:00 AM: Inline Half Marathon & Family Fun Skate starts at Icon Arena

7:10 AM: Cycling Marathon starts at Central Valley School in Buxton (weather permitting)

10:00 AM: Race course re-opened to traffic. All skaters & cyclists must be off the course by 10:00 AM, you will be asked to exit course if you have not finished the race.

At the finish line, we have water, bananas, chocolate milk, and pizza!