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188-Mile Silver Comet Skate Challenge II
56 Registered Contestants.
Event Date and Time: Friday, May 11, 2012  08:00
Event Duration: Three days
Location: Atlanta Georgia
Entry: Closed
Helmets: Mandatory
Organizer: Marion Spears Karr
Entry Fee: $100
In an attempt to help with logistics, please provide the following details to (Georgia) neatnickga@gmail.com.

Out of Town Racers

Do you have accommodations before & after the race? If so, where?
Do you need transportation to & from accommodations?
If so, send your arrive time & departure time & mode of travel.
Do you need transportation to start of race & after the finish of race back to your accommodations?


If you have space to house racers, how many?


The EPIC Long Distance Stage Race...3 Days..188 Miles.....STOKE!

May 11, 12, 13, 2012


TRAVEL INFO: The race starts and ends in Atlanta, Georgia so that is the city you need to fly to to get here. Racers will need to arrive on Thursday, May 10th, because racers gather at the staging area from 8-9 a.m. on the 11th, then skate down to the trailhead for a prompt 10 a.m. kickoff. Come early -- don't get left in the dust!

LODGING: There will be places / shelter to sleep both at the end of Day 1 and Day 2 in Rockmart and Weaver (for free) but there will also be discounted hotel rates in both towns.


ROCKMART May 11th.

Econlodge 678-757-1107

King Room $62.99

2 Queens $67.49

If we book more than 10 rooms the rate will drop to:

$60 and $65

Ask for Bina when you call and you MUST tell them you are with Skate Challenge.

Shuttle service will be provided to and from hotel to supper and to start of Day 2.

Weaver May 12th.

Super 8 Anniston

$49.95 2 Doubles

Tell them you are with Skate Challenge.


Shuttle service will be provided to and from hotel and trailhead.


Shuttle service for your gear and to and from sleeping locations and hotels will also be provided.

This year's race has a MAX total -- The first 50 racers who have paid $100 (for the full 3-day event) are in!
Sponsors include:

Woody's Halfpipe Boardshop
Skanunu Brands
Redmond Emergency Medical Services
Loaded Skateboards
-- more coming soon!

Trail tips and Marion's training blog at:









Will continue to post as more comes in from Marion.

- Day 1 Feed Station is at the 20 mile mark only.

- Day 2 Feed Stations are at Cedartown Depot and Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont Alabama

- Day 3: Eubanks Welcome Center/Piedmont, Al, Cedartown Depot, downtown Rockmart (finish line for day 1 and start of day 2), 20 mile marker (Feed Station location day 1) and one approximately at 10 mile marker.

SHUTTLES will be provided at Rockmart for end of Day 1 and beginning of Day 2 (you are on your own to get to start of Day 1), Shuttles will be provided in Weaver, Al at end of Day 2 and Start of Day 3.

ALL personal gear will be transported by a volunteer in a rental truck this year and will be available at end of Day 1, end of Day 2, and end of Day 3.

MORE info to follow in a formal document next week but that's off of the top of my head. Email me at msk@karrcomedy.com with specific questions and I will post them here on (Facebook)


End of Day 1 The City of Rockmart Community Center...showers, A/C, etc. Also will have hotel rates local.

End of Day 2 The City of Weaver, AL will be providing a local business office building for sleeping and there will be a hotel rates local.
1st Place Finisher: Paul Kent
2nd Place Finisher: Taylor Martin
3rd Place Finisher: Leunam Segura
Overall Results: Chief Ladiga FINAL OVERALL Results!

1 Paul Kent 13:57:52
2 Taylor Martin 14:03:07
3 Leunam Segura 14:24:37
4 Sasha Popper 14:54:46
5 Andrei Hippix 14:59:46
6 Andy Andras 15:07:14
7 Philip Gaudet 15:15:04
8 Scott H. 15:18:22
9 Connor O'Brien 15:42:23
10 Julien Dinh 15:51:55
11 Billy Coale 16:04:12
12 Juan Molina 16:04:13
13 Andre Bruni 16:07:15
14 Rick Schorr 16:23:43
15 Zander Louden 16:33:36
16 Joao Morales 16:47:00
17 Cami Best 16:47:51
18 Darrian B. 16:55:20
19 Alex Bangnoi 17:01:06
20 Earl Stout III 17:19:55
21 James Peters 17:20:16
22 Morgan Dossett 18:02:58
23 Carlos Montalvo 18:35:14
24 DJ Dykes 18:51:16
25 Devin Verrette 19:02:54
26 Joe Standley 19:39:42
27 Trent Swords 19:52:09
28 Minh Le 19:52:54
29 Jude Breaux 20:02:40
30 Mehmet Dogu 20:02:54
31 Julian R. 20:15:10
32 Melanie Castro 20:22:48
33 Greg Feiss 21:17:31
34 Marion Karr 21:55:13
35 Laura Hatwell 23:23:41
36 Maribeth McHugh 23:38:53
37 Anna O'Neill 25:26:07


Registered Contestants (56) -- 188-Mile Silver Comet Skate Challenge II
Name Home City Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. james peters seattle, wa  roeracing subsonic seismic gbomb khiro riptide skanunu trojan adam&eve K-Y ultraglide  pavedwave.org  ultrabone! watch out I might even clean my bearings for this one  9/20/2011 7:50:08 AM 
2. Chadd Hall Atlanta, GA  Stoked Skateboards, Skanunu, Jati Boards, The Hall Boarding House.  StokedSkateboards.com  Time to stock the fridge and line up the air mattresses!   9/27/2011 4:51:52 AM 
3. Laura Hatwell Plymouth, UK  Stoked Skateboards, Seismic, Long Treks  skatefurther.com  After loving the trail the other day, I wouldn't miss this one for the world - see you there folks!   9/27/2011 6:14:09 AM 
4. Mehmet Dogu Atlanta, GA  Any takers?  Coming soon...    9/27/2011 9:16:34 AM 
5. Allyn Charpentier Larose Louisiana   My job   Coming soon as well....  Just getting into the game but def Stoked for this race !!!  12/18/2011 9:19:55 PM 
6. Skip Says Houma,La  Me...    Stoked old man just trying to finish  12/18/2011 9:58:51 PM 
7. Jude Breaux LA  Open  32yo Crane Operator from South Louisiana. Longboarding for two years.     12/18/2011 10:56:25 PM 
8. Conan ( the gnarbarian ) gay Eugene,Oregon  Chillaxin clothing, Bones bearings, Manna skateshop  The gnarbarian  Cant wait to spend the weekend skating with chad,georgia and james. see you in may.  1/6/2012 8:48:32 PM 
9. Wyatt Welter Whitewater, WI  NA  Recently Skateboarded 2,400 miles from Whitewater, WI to Los Angelos, CA to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation.    1/11/2012 9:17:07 AM 
10. Andrew Andras Miami Beach, Florida  Roxy, Ruby and Robin  Push, Push, Push, the Push life  Better to regret something you did, than something you didn't do  1/16/2012 5:14:53 PM 
11. Jim Lewis Atlanta, Ga  Working on it.  Jim hadn't ridden a skateboard for 30 yrs when he started stand-up paddle skateboarding around his home near Zoo Atlanta as an alternative to stand up paddling on water. Jim will try to "stick" wit u  Will be pushing with a Kahuna Big Stick land paddle.  1/16/2012 7:47:01 PM 
12. Carlos Montalvo Atlanta,GA  Jati, Georgia Tech Surf Club. Skanunu? might need ken to follow up on this  Can't wait to skate this with my wife on our equal double drop Jiros!     1/16/2012 8:11:34 PM 
13. Taylor Martin Atlanta, Georgia  Bees Knees Skathletics  Did good at adrenalina  Can't wait to skate with the fastest guys out there.  1/16/2012 8:31:43 PM 
14. Robertico Reyes brooklyn ny  me myself other and bustin  running for my life    1/19/2012 8:10:08 AM 
15. Rick Schorr Ocoee, FL  RipTide  Competed in Adrenalina/Hallandale Beach 2011(with a broken wrist/cast). Looking forward to some long distance competition in 2012.  Looking forward to this amazing event. Training has begun!  1/22/2012 2:05:41 PM 
16. William Coale Indianapolis IN  Subsonic Skateboards    it's all about the experience  1/24/2012 6:23:18 AM 
17. Ken-Tom Vaughn Whitewater, WI    I WILL Do It...    2/2/2012 6:55:43 PM 
18. Trent Swords Canton    Slow and steady wins the race...    2/2/2012 7:43:32 PM 
19. Devin Verrette Houma, LA  my entire body.  25 year old stoked on life. 1st love: Soccer 2nd: Music 3rd: Longboarding!

Longboarding is taking over! 
On your back!  2/8/2012 8:29:44 PM 
20. Melanie Castro Orlando, Florida  CaliFlorida Surf & Skate  19~ loving everything that longboarding has brought into my life. Amazing unreplaceable friends, cant wait to spend a week with all of you<3 see you on the 10th!!  Stoked like you don't even know. ;D
Just keep pushing~ 
2/11/2012 3:47:41 PM 
21. Alexandre Bangnoi Paris France    Racing before it is too late!  Glad to know that I'll be part of it! BTW, I'll arrive on 5/7th at 5h21 pm (Atlanta) Can anyone pick me up and host me?  2/12/2012 10:00:42 AM 
22. Jeffrey Vyain Brooklyn, NY  Bustin Boards, Riptide Sports, Ronin Trucks    High fives and good vibes to be had here. Stoked! Watch out for that chicane on day 2!  2/26/2012 10:42:20 AM 
23. joao Morales Bronx, NY  ATLANTA FALCONS  You can call me Peruvian Thunder. lol  Adrenalina was too short of a race. Looking forward to this.  2/26/2012 4:57:32 PM 
24. Alex Mendez Madrid, Spain  sheer will    So excited for this!  2/27/2012 7:44:18 PM 
25. derrick iavarone new york, ny  myself, but i rep BustinBoards and LongboardloftNYC    i'll be happy just to finish!  2/28/2012 6:44:37 AM 
26. Jack Smith Morro Bay  The Skateboarder's Journal    Hope to do a better than the 26 miles I did last year.  3/1/2012 9:26:52 PM 
27. Leunam Segura New York, NY  N/A  23 yr old, from the Dominican Republic...skating for one year, I came I saw I concord   Mind over matter   3/3/2012 10:36:03 PM 
28. Haluk Luke Ayata ny ny  Shralpers Union, Fabrika pro, SoleBreeder, Soletron  Almost died doing this because of a miscalculation.....i will finish it this time around
Looking forward to the hi fives and positive vibes  3/3/2012 11:08:27 PM 
29. Eric Palmer Scituate, MA  yes please  Danger is my middle name.  Can't wait to have the wind in my hair for 188 miles!  3/4/2012 9:43:11 AM 
30. Carolina Preciado Lindenhurst NY  L-INDUSTRIE Longboards NY  Colombiana with a swagger, yes I am.  I got this!  3/5/2012 9:58:33 PM 
31. Mayday McNay Atlanta, GA  Jati Boards, Tiger Skateworks, Skanunu, Confederate Skatehouse  Thats the biggest black ass i've ever seen
And I like it, I like it
Thats the biggest black ass i've ever seen
And I like it, I like it
Thats the biggest black ass i've ever seen
And I like it, I like 
kinda pissed i didn't get a shout out from conan. i thought we were pals, man.   3/13/2012 8:58:42 PM 
32. Zander Louden Denver, CO  High Rollers Sk8 Shop  Some dude, pushing around and stuff  'twill be a grande olde time!  3/13/2012 9:24:20 PM 
33. Julien Dinh New York, NY  Work  Pump, pump and pump some more.
That will be my longest ride so far 
I'm #34, exactly my age... that a sign  3/14/2012 6:00:24 AM 
34. Greg Fiess Clearwater, FL        3/14/2012 5:40:39 PM 
35. Hunter Strickland Braselton Georgia    Looking forward to pushing.     3/14/2012 8:04:36 PM 
36. Peter Bell Shadyside Md.  Was self sponsored but got dropped due to lack of commitment  Skating since 1965 and still stoked!  I still remember upgrading from steel wheels to those great clay/rubber wheels that offered grip and smoothness.  3/18/2012 4:58:46 AM 
37. Raphael Acuna fort lee NJ  Drang Longboards  lone wolf  stoked for this!   3/18/2012 5:16:14 PM 
38. HammerHead Karr Skatesville, NC- Atlanta, GA  Subsonic Skateboards, Woodys Halfpipe Skateboard Shop, Headblade, Seismic  Some dude that puts on skateboard events, is a brain injury survivor, and likes to suffer for long hours on a skateboard.  EPICNESS and STOKE   3/19/2012 6:59:24 AM 
39. Robert Springs Norfolk Va  the black thing in my back pocket  he be creepin while you sleepin'.  hot,humid,sweat,salt,and endless bike paths.Heaven on earth.  3/19/2012 7:57:13 AM 
40. Clint Saunders Lawrenceville, GA  Jekyll Brewing Co., Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Center, Georgia Sports Medicine  Here comes that out of shape old guy again.  So whats a few miles on a skate board after a 30 yr break from it..............  3/19/2012 8:06:05 AM 
41. Jeff Crowe Suwanee, Ga.  Jekyll Brewing-Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Center-Georgia Sports Medicine  Returning favors to friends by raising funds and awareness for Lowe Syndrome-Special Olympics/Down Syndrome and Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center.
haven't skated in last 31 years. 
Jack Smith is evil, I thought it was only 26 miles. I haven't sk8ed in 31 years, but working hard to complete all 188.  3/19/2012 8:11:46 AM 
42. Darrian Balongie Memphrica, Tn  Bring it    Duper excited. Mmmhmm  3/19/2012 1:28:27 PM 
43. Morgan Dossett Memphis, Tn        3/19/2012 4:39:48 PM 
44. maribeth mchugh bk, ny  Bustin Boards, SURE Skateboards      3/22/2012 5:41:48 AM 
45. Daniel Brown Denver, CO    Paralized waist down in 2006, now pushing forever without feeling in the legs  CANT WAIT!!!!  3/27/2012 5:44:11 AM 
46. Earl Stout III Philadelphia, PA  Organic Hogwash, Community bikes and boards, Arbor  I am a Cancer Survivor   SHRALPIT  4/4/2012 10:55:16 AM 
47. John Thuer denver, co  All Copy Products      4/6/2012 10:17:08 AM 
48. Noel Korman clifton nj  Shralpers Union, Fabrika pro, Smokin Mad Love  wheres Shralpy?????  Luke is the Man  4/9/2012 3:29:48 PM 
49. Philip Gaudet Raceland, LA      Looking forward to a great skate.  4/9/2012 8:32:00 PM 
50. DJ Dykes New Orleans, LA    Just started longboarding in February and discovered I love distance skating. Just trying to do this for myself to prove my medical retirement from the Air Force was BS!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.  4/13/2012 3:33:27 PM 
51. Julian F. Rodriguez Orlando, Florida        4/14/2012 12:47:14 PM 
52. Minh Le New Orleans, LA  Ummmm?  Just started longboarding in March. Been longboarding almost everyday since  Hope to finish is all.  4/23/2012 7:41:17 AM 
53. Melanie Castro Apopka, FL.  CaliFlorida Longboards      4/27/2012 12:29:08 PM 
54. Christian Gidus Sarasota, Fl.  CaliFlorida Longboards      4/27/2012 12:38:06 PM 
55. Juan Molian Miami, Fl.  CaliFlorida Longboards      4/27/2012 12:46:25 PM 
56. joe standley ny ny  Shralpers Union, Fabrika pro,  the man from the windy city  ready to SHRALP 188 miles  5/8/2012 6:16:27 AM 

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