I regularly visit the USA, 3 or 4 times a year. Nice skating, nice people 😋 nice weather 🔆 It's all good. 👍 I've just spent 2 months in California, and I talk to a lot of skaters there, as well as on FB and through my blog here. I coached my Sk8skool clinics in San Francisco and San Diego recently, and in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Toronto last year. I coach skaters in Cali, Pennsylvania and Toronto, and in the past in Ohio and D.C. It amazes me each time, that many skaters in the U.S. just don't know where and when the races are. I've done a bit of "googling" myself, and it is very hard to find races. You really have to be "in the loop" or in the "in crowd" if you want to know where and when all the races are. This can not be good for the participation levels of the sport in the U.S.
So in an attempt to spread the word, here's a summary of the major races I could find. Mostly outdoor races, and one or two of the "more important" indoor races.
If you'd like your race to feature on this list, just send me the details and a link, email here: Coach@Sk8skoolONline.com. If any of the info here is incorrect, please just email me. Thanks.
Please share this page if you'd like more skaters to know about the races.
America's Cup (Cont. Club champs) FL Jan Americas Link
Star City Blue Ridge challenge VA Feb 15-17 Blue Ridge Link
Menifee half marathon CA April 9 Menniffee Link
Tampa Classic Easter (in+outdoor) FL March 25-27 Tampa Link
North Carolina Easter Meet (in+outdoor) NC March 25-27
Texas Stampede (Indoor+Outdoor) TX April 15+16+17 Stampede Link
Salt Lake City 10k UT April 16 SLC 10k Link
Spring Banked Track Clinic CO May Clinic Link
Indoor regionals Regionals Month of May IDR Link
Eastern Seaboard Series #1 PA May 28 ESS Link
Eastern Seaboard Series #2 PA June 11 ESS Link
Outdoor Nationals ODN CO June 15-23 ODN Link
Apostle Island marathon WI June 18 Apostle Link
Columbia station half marathon OH June 26 Colombia Link
Skate of the Union marathon DC July 3 SOTU Link
Eastern Seaboard Series #3 PA July 9 ESS Link
San Fran marathon CA July 10
Marathon Laval Canada July 10 Laval Link
Indoor Nationals IDN NE July 16 IDN Link
Chicagoland marathon IL July 24th Chicago Link
Minnesota Half WI Aug 6 Minnesota Link
Eastern Seaboard Series #4 PA Aug 13 ESS Link
24h Roller (Team relay race 24 hours) Montreal Aug 20-21 24hr Link
Park n Roll, half marathon OH Aug 27 Park Link
Rollin on the river marathon, + half ND Aug 27 Rollin River Link
NIRA Indoor Nationals GA Sept 2-4 NIRA Link
Eastern Seaboard Series Final #5 PA Sept 10 ESS Link
Northshore Inline marathon MN Sept 17 Northshore Link
New York marathon NY Sept 24 NYC marathon
Fall Banked Track Clinic CO Sept Clinic Link
Athens 2 Atlanta GA Oct 9 A2A Link
Carolina Century Ride n Roll NC Oct 22 Ride Link
Battle at Bear Creek TX Oct 30 Battle Link
Silver Strand half marathon CA Nov 13 Silver Link
Las Vegas Inline Cup 2017 NV Feb LVIC Link
Oh, and just a tip to skaters... there seems to be a culture of signing up for races real late, at the last minute. This puts pressure on the race organisers, and it's noticeable that some races have been cancelled unnecessarily, only because people were waiting to sign up. Why wait? Bottom line, if they don't see that you've signed up, and numbers are low, they will cancel. So please sign up early. Then you'll have less races cancelled.
'Let's go faster'
An update, from Brian Geisel, he runs a comprehensive calendar. This would be great if more people knew about this, please spread the love: InlineGeek and his FB page: InlinegeekFB
And if you're looking for European events: Inlinespeedracing.com