Inline Skate Marathon Details/ Commonly Asked Questions/ And Terms you need to understand
Welcome! Since we attract skaters of all levels, we have designed this page to answer all questions we receive about the event and to relay terms that we expect our skaters to know before setting out on the Course.
Where are the hotels nearest to the park? The City of Round Rock has many hotels off the IH-35 corridor which give you convenient access to Old Settlers Park. Visit the Convention and Visitor's Bureau for details.
What is the distance? Marathon vs. Half Marathon
Make sure you're aware that an inline skate marathon is approximately 28.2 miles. The half marathon is approximately 14.1 miles. The half marathon participants will loop the course 3 times and Full Marathoners will loop the course 6 times. 1K participants make one loop around the Dell Diamond.
Can I handle skating this course? The Course is a smooth, closed multiple looped course with both start and finish in Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Since this is a chip-timed inline skate marathon that attracts skaters at all levels, its important that you are comfortable starting and stopping, and that you can handle the terrain of the course.
There is a slight grade downhill on the course. If you are not able to complete your first lap, sag wagon assistance from the Texas Road Rash staff will remove you from the course. This is for the safety of yourself and others. If unsure about your ability to skate the Road Rash, we encourage you to check out the course prior to event day. As one of the nations' inline skate marathons, our course follows industry-standard difficulty levels. The course is swept the morning of the event to eliminate gravel and any obstacles. City of Round Rock staff and police maintain the course throughout the race for safety.
Passing skaters: While skating if you hear the words, pass left, that means skaters are coming up behind you and will be passing you to the left. If you are about to be passed by a faster skater, stay to the right. Also, if you're about to pass someone, please use this term, pass left. Recreational skaters are encouraged to stay to the right side of the course.
Where do I put my Race Number? The small race number you receive needs to go on your helmet. The larger race number should be pinned to the right side of your right hip. As you skate by we'll be able to see your number.
Directions to Old Settlers Park
Take IH-35 to Highway 79 in Round Rock. Travel east on 79 about 5 miles (keep going!). The park is on the North side of Hwy 79, and the entrance is just West of the Dell Diamond.
What is the rain out policy?
Texas Road Rash is a rain or shine event. Its Texas so it can rain one minute and be sunny the next. The decision to cancel the race is made at the discretion of the race director. Thunder and lightning will cancel Texas Road Rash. Please note, oftentimes it can be raining in one part of Round Rock and not be raining out at the park. The website home page will be updated to reflect any potential delays or cancellations or call 512-218-5540 x.8 for our rainout hotline.