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Long Time NorthShore Inline Marathon Executive Director Retires

Skeeter Moore, long-time executive director of North America’s largest Inline Marathon is retiring.

Immediate Release: February 2nd, 2023

Duluth, Minnesota - The NorthShore Inline Marathon is announcing the retirement of our Executive Director, Skeeter Moore. Skeeter has held this role for over 12 years and has brought much excitement and energy to the race. His presence and expertise will be greatly missed by our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters, and partners. His retirement has been effective since December 31st, 2022.

Over his tenure, Skeeter brought in many new and exciting changes to the NorthShore Inline Marathon and its race weekend as well as procuring and managing a list of great sponsors. He has built many enduring partnerships with the city of Duluth, the city of Two Harbors, St. Louis and Lake counties, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, local business associations, and other race organizations within the area.

With his retirement, Skeeter remarked: “I had an amazing experience as Executive Director for the NSIM, and leading the Nation's largest inline skating event in Duluth. A wonderful event for the city of Duluth, the North Shore as well as Two Harbors! I definitely will miss seeing all of the emotions as the participants cross the finish line in September. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, staff and the NSIM board of directors for supporting an amazing event that we all have produced over the years. I wish them all continued success in 2023 and into the future.”

Our Race Director, Joe Haggenmiller, will continue to serve as a leader for the NorthShore Inline Marathon and community as the board commits to a smooth transition for the organization as it seeks to replace Skeeter's many contributions to NSIM.

Skeeter leaves the organization knowing his efforts have paved the way for the growth and continuation of what is known as the "Largest Inline Marathon Event" in North America. Along with our rollerski and running events taking place on the beautiful North Shore, Skeeter has secured a lasting impact on all the events we know, love and share today.

We wish Skeeter all the best in his retirement.

Thank You, Skeeter Moore!

History of the NorthShore Inline Marathon:

Founded in 1996 by George Hovland, the NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM) quickly grew, becoming the world's largest skating race and has had competitors including Olympians, professional hockey players (NHL), professional speed skaters, and more. Constantly ranked in the top 5 Inline marathons in the world, the NSIM marathon is aiming to take its spot back as the world's largest. NSIM's race travels over the beautiful scenic Highway 61. The race is between Two Harbors and Duluth, Minnesota on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

In the pursuit of creating events for all competitors, NSIM has added events for all ages and abilities. Our 2023 Race Event weekend will be September 15-17th. It includes our NorthShore Inline Marathon, the NorthShore Half Marathon Skate, a combined skate(39.3 miles), and our Tunnel 10k skate. In our Rollerski division, we have the 42k rollerski and 21k rollerski. Additionally, we have our running races including our St. Luke's Wheels Off Half Marathon and the Tunnel 10k run. Lastly, our events weekend will include our kids races Friday afternoon and our Sprints and Criteriums on Sunday.

Media Contact:

Joe Haggenmiller - 906-281-1214




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