The Endurance Skateboard Race in each city of the tour will consist of 3 of the 5 standardized Distance Skateboard Races: 1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon.
Participants will enjoy great trails, city streets, and amazing hospitality as they cruise through amazing cities in the USA. The top participants in each event will be crowned as the Top Distance Skateboarder in that course. Should the winner go on to win in all 4 cities, they will be recognized as the King and Queen of Endurance Skateboard Racing.
The winner at each stop will also have the opportunity to compete in a short triathlon against the other sport disciplines in the Get Stoked Tour for bragging rights and a bit of extra Cash. The triathlon will consist of a short Swim, Paddle, and Skate.
Welcome to the First opportunity at an Adventure Sports Triathlon.
THE 4 CITIES:
- Branson, MO
- Atlanta, GA
- Rock Hill, SC
- Minneapolis, MN
What is IDSA?
The IDSA’s mission is to act as the global governing body to ensure the safety of event competitors by ensuring that route inspection, age grouping and event insurance needs are met; to grow international awareness and participation by demonstrating skateboarding’s benefits toward a healthy and positive lifestyle; and to ultimately infuse new energy into skateboarding as a viable and legal mode of transportation.
Distance Skateboarding is a lifestyle sport where a person uses a skateboard primarily for traveling long distances and/or transport. The skateboards are usually longer and lower than standard skateboards with softer, larger wheels, which makes the skateboard used for distance skateboarding more stable and adhesive, in addition to being more capable of traveling longer distances without requiring any movement from the rider. Though longboards are the most efficient, any type of skateboard can be used for distance skateboarding.
The history of distance skateboarding began in 1959 with Longboarding/Skateboarding, which originated in Oahu, Hawaii, when surfers began using longboarding/skateboarding to train, when there weren’t any waves. In the beginning it was called Sidewalk Surfing and the first boards were made from skies or wood planks with metal wheels taken from roller skates.
After a while people realized that clay wheels were more safe, but the young sport was still too unsafe and its popularity declined until the arrival of urethane wheels in the early 1970s, which were safer, smoother and with more grip. However with the increase usability came an increasing daringness and recklessness that drove up the price of insurance for events and skateparks. As result the sport suffered another decline in popularity until the early 1990s.
Fueled by the international popularity of skateboard celebrities like Tony Hawk, a growing group of aging skateboarders and a public that was a lot more willing to try new outdoor sports, combined with snowboarders turning to longboarding in the summer for similar experiences, distance skateboarding started carving out its own niche. By the turn of the century distance skateboarding was officially no longer a fad, but a serious sport with immense international growth and serious consideration as a viable source of transportation.