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24hrs Roller Montreal: Are you up to the challenge?

From 31/08/12 09:00 to 03/09/12 18:00

24hrs Roller Montreal: Are you up to the challenge?

For its ninth year, this supercharged relay race will be taking over the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on September 2 and 3, 2012! Montreal, May 1, 2012 ­– A prestigious track, a 24-hour race, an entire weekend of activities and more than 1,000 skaters teaming up for a wild ride! The only event of its kind in North America, 24hrs Inline Montreal will be held this year on September 2 and 3 at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. This year's event has received a reboot, with new sub-categories to let everyone shine!

What is 24hrs Inline Montreal?

24hrs Inline Montreal is an inline skating race that has teams of up to 10 skaters competing over a 24-hour period. The challenge: in 24 hours, the teams must complete as many laps as possible (in a relay format) of the approximately 4.3-km track. Each lap is automatically counted with a chip-timing system.

But 24hrs Inline Montreal is more than just a relay race, it is also two days of activities that let participants test their limits in a friendly, festive atmosphere. Amateurs, speed demons, undiscovered champions, or people with a passion for anything new: everyone can find some fun in the many activities on tap. 

  • Saturday, September 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. : Sprint event.
    This day has been organized specifically to get kids moving and will include a skate cross skills event, a 300-m sprint (group start), a lap against the clock, as well as the "go for broke" lap.
  • Friday, August 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Skate.
    Take an inline stroll downtown to discover Montreal by night!


This year, the three main categories are back: Solo, Duo and Team (10 skaters maximum); however, to get as many people involved as possible, new sub-categories have been added to the Team category.

  • FS: Teams with only female skaters.
  • 400+: Teams of skaters whose combined ages must exceed 400.
  • 14-18: Teams of 14 to 18 year olds.
  • Rec: Teams of skaters using recreational skates only. The wheel size must not exceed 90 mm for the skate to be considered recreational.
  • Quad: Teams of skaters using quad skates only. A quad skate has 2 sets of 2 wheels side by side.

Where will 24hrs Inline Montreal take place?

You will be skating on the famous Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, a track known for its safety and one of only two Formula 1 tracks in North America. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, a true jewel of Île Notre-Dame nestled in the Saint-Lawrence River.

When will 24hrs Inline Montreal take place?

From Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3, 2012.

Note that the event proceeds will be donated to a good cause!

More info

For more information or to register: www.24roller.com

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/24hrollermontreal

Twitter: #24hroller 

Photo : Yan Allard

2012 NROC Schedule

On 17 March - Metrodome Inline Marathon 2012 (Minneapolis, MI, USA)
From 21 April to 22 April - 2012 Texas Road Rash Inline Skate (TX, USA)
From 09 June to 10 June - Marathon Roller de Montréal (Canada)
From 15 June to 16 June - Apostle Islands Inline Marathon 2012 in Madeline Island (WI, USA)
From 22 June to 24 June - Skate of the Union Grand Prix (Washington, DC, USA)
On 01 July - 2012 Canada Day Marathon (Cambridge, Ontario)
From 21 July to 22 July - Chicagoland Inline Marathon (IL)
On 04 August - 2012 Minnesota half-marathon (USA)
From 31 August to 03 September - 24hrs Roller Montreal: Are you up to the challenge?
On 15 September - 2012 Northshore Inline Marathon (MN, USA)
On 29 September - The New York City Skate Marathon 2012

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