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Weather Policy

Event Information

event schedule

Unfortunately, due to the expense of the Grand Prix Race Track and the small number of pre-registrants, the races on Saturday, July 2 have been cancelled. All skaters who have pre-registered will receive a refund of their fees. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the other great events during the weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2016
Social Skate in Washington, DC hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters

7:00 pm Friday Night Skate
9:00 pm Post Skate Social at Teaism

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Skate of the Union Clinics at the Anacostia Pavilion in Washington, DC

10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Beginner Start/Stop Clinic hosted by DC Chapter of National Skate Patrol (NSP)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm "Power Up Your Skating" clinic hosted by Sonic (better strides, underpushing, and crossovers)

Skate of the Union All Skate Party at the Anacostia Pavilion in Washington, DC

3:00 pm Open Skating
3:30 pm Slalom for Everyone with Sonic
4:00 pm DC Rollergirls Roller Derby Demo
4:30 pm DC-ICE Kids & Paceline Demos
5:00 - 6:00 pm Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Tour

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Skate of the Union Race in Chantilly, VA

7:00 am Check-In / On-site Registration Opens
8:00 am 5k & 1-Lap Kids Roll start
8:30 am Skate to Rio (1-lap Skate/Warm-up for TeamUSA)
8:40 am Half Marathon & Full Marathon start
11:30 am Awards Ceremony

Workshops in Washington, DC hosted by Sonic

3:00 - 6:00 pm Power Up Your Skating
6:30 - 8:30 pm Get Your Slalom On

Monday, July 4, 2016
Social Skates
hosted by Washington Area Roadskaters

9:00 am Independence Day 40-mile Skate on W&OD Trail in Reston, VA
7:00 pm Fireworks Skate in Washington, DC


race course map

Fairfax County Emergency Vehicles Operations Course in Chantilly, VA


race timing

Chip Timing
All inline and roller skating timed events will using disposable B-tag timing from Amazing Race Timing.  Prior to skating, all participants are required to check-in to complete a waiver and receive their assigned race bib and tags. 


race registration and fees

View Registration Information Page »


race requirements

All 5K participants must be at least 5 years of age.

All skating participants must check in and complete a waiver prior to entering both Saturday & Sunday events.

Drafting & Etiquette
Cross-gender drafting is permitted. All slower skaters are requested to skate in the right side of the track to allow for incident free passing by faster skaters in the left lane.

Event Number
All participants must wear their event number on their left thigh to access the track.

Protective Equipment
All participants are required to wear a helmet and wrist protection. Knee and elbow pads are recommended.

Additional Safety Precautions
Headphones, baby joggers, strollers and animals are not permitted on the track.

Skateboards are not permitted on the Fairfax County Vehicle Operations Course in Chantilly, VA.

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.


race awards & categories

Prize Purse
There will be a monetary prize purse for the top 3 male and female finishers of the Marathon.

Trophies will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers of the Marathon.

Medals and prizes will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for the 5K & Half Marathon.

Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age category for the Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K separated by discipline (inline vs. quad).

Medals will be given to all 1-Lap Roll Finishers.

Age Categories
Primary 8 & Under, Juvenile 9-10, Freshman 11-13, Junior 14-17, Senior 18-24,
Master 25-34, Master 35-44, Master 45-54, Master 55+

Results will be posted online by July 10, 2016.

race weather policy

Inclement Weather Policy
No skating will be permitted in the case of lightning.  

The 5K & 1-Lap Kids Roll will be cancelled if the pavement is wet.


race food & beverages

Drinks and snacks provided by Teaism.