Running race through the tunnels on I-35

Saturday, Sept. 14, will be the inaugural Tunnel 10K running race, starting at Fifth Avenue West and heading east on the freeway through the tunnels. At the 5K point you will turn around and finish where you started. This race is part of the Northshore Inline Marathon series of races. There is also a half-marathon running event, a half-marathon skating event, a 26.2 mile roller-skiing marathon and, of course, the race that made us famous, the 26.2-mile Northshore Inline Marathon.

11 Comments

Herzog

about 7 years ago

Can't think of a lovelier place to run, through a tunnel that reminds me of paparazzi, death, and homeless people every time I go through it. As much fun as a barrel of monkeys.

StrangeDamage

about 7 years ago

Not to be a negative nellie  but why do they have to do it on the only high way that connects Lakeside to rest of the city?  Aren't there other roads they could do it on that wouldn't have such a broad impact on people as they try to navigate through Duluth.

secjewl

about 7 years ago

The road is already closed for the Northshore Inline Marathon.This event has been going on for 17 years.The 10K is just taking advantage of the already closed course during a down time in the marathon.

heysme

about 7 years ago

Maybe marathon lanes are more important than bike lanes. Duluth's beer capital feather pales in comparison to marathon capital? Combine the two for heavens sake!

hbh1

about 7 years ago

How dare they make my Saturday morning commute a whole ten minutes longer. I mean really.

Herzog

about 7 years ago

I can bike downtown from Lakeside about as fast as I can drive so I don't really care about the obstruction of Duluth's biggest ass pimple.  All the stranded interstate traffic fumes in town will just drift down into the tunnel.  So how many thousands of gallons of gasoline are burned to pull this off anyway, and how much of the profits are being used to send running shoes to kids in Syria?   I know someone who drives up from the cities and back.  That's 20 gallons times, 1000?  20-50,000 gallons of gas to run this race?  You ever just sucked off a tailpipe?  It's better than a runner's high.

Herzog

about 7 years ago

The good news is this race consumes less gas than one test flight of the National Guard jets that just flew over your house.

Nyssa

about 7 years ago

I think Herzog needs a nap.

vicarious

about 7 years ago

...or a hobby.

digit3

about 7 years ago

They're running the 10k footrace (oh boy another one) because the inline marathon is dying a fast death. I think that the last time I saw an inline skater (more commonly known as a "rollerblader") was down at Lake Calhoun in 1991. Time to stop flogging a dead horse....

Paul Lundgren

about 7 years ago

The largest inline marathon in North America is a dead horse? Gee whiz. Sure, the 1,863 participants last year were half as many as there were a decade ago, but going from being a super popular event to a popular event doesn't constitute dead-horse status.

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