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Inline Skating Charity Events and Fundraisers

Skate in Races, Festivals and Marathons for a Good Cause

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Discover many annual fundraising inline skating races, festivals and marathons that encourage skaters to roll for a good cause. Individuals skaters and skating teams organize, promote and participate in these charity events. Most are open to all skating participants from beginner to pro level, and provide an opportunity to learn, network and socialize while helping a charitable organization and enjoying a great skate. If you know of a popular annual inline charity event that should be included in this list, please contact your inlineskating guide via the Inline Skating Forum.

February – Annual Great EsSkate Weekend

© Great EsSkate, Inc.

This 3 day inline skating charity event is open to skaters or bicyclists of intermediate levels or higher and is hosted by Great EsSkate, Inc. a non-profit 501 (C)(3) all volunteer organization to benefit the Miami Beach Police Athletic League (PAL). Weekend activities include police-escorted skate tours on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday mornings in the skater-friendly Miami Beach and the Metro Miami area, poolside activities, dinner with entertainment at the host hotel, a picnic, nightclubbing, and more.

 

June - Skate of the Union Inline Race

© Skate of the Union Race

Skater's Quest organizes the Skate of the Union in partnership with the Fairfax County Police Department and Special Olympics Virginia. At the Skate of the Union, inline skaters get to skate on the Fairfax County Police Department's Driver Training Facility in Chantilly, Virginia with no speed limit restrictions. There are inline skating for every level from recreational beginners to 5-wheeled speed skates. All proceeds from the Skate of the Union benefit Special Olympics Virginia, a non-profit sports organization that provides opportunities for nearly 13,000 children and adults with mental disabilities in the Commonwealth.

August - Get Inline.ca

Getinline.ca is the Surrey Place Charitable Foundation's signature fundraising event. Each year hundreds of inline skaters, walkers and volunteers raise funds for programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Since 2004, participants and sponsors have worked together to raise close to $350,000. Inline skaters and walkers begin at the start/finish line of Woodbine Park and travel along the walking and inline skating routes through Ashbridge's Bay and the Martin Goodman Trail. The walking route is about 5km and the inline skating route is approximately 10km in length. There is also an event celebration that includes a silent auction, entertainment and BBQ lunch.

August – Rollin' on the River

© Rollin' on the River, Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation uses Rollin’ on the River to support the promotion of inline skating to the Grand Forks, North Dakota communities, families and children, and also shares its proceeds with the Perry Nakonechny Youth Sports Fund. Rollin' on the River is open to participants of all ages, but skaters under 18 are required to have parents sign their waiver/registration form. The course has very few hills, so skaters of all skill levels are welcome. All skaters are required to wear a helmet, and iPods or any other musical devices are not allowed to be used.

September - 24hrs Inline Montreal Challenge

© 24hrs Inline Montreal

The 24hrs Inline Montreal Challenge brings together hundreds of skaters of all ages and abilities from around the world for an unforgettable weekend of skating activities. The relay race event is designed for teams of up to 10 inline skaters helps raise funds for a charity organism.

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