Local124 presents Rogue Race
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Weekend Longboard Festival in the Flatlands? Doesn’t get any better.
The 5th annual ROGUE Race and the 4th Annual Highlevel Downhill are happening this weekend the 20th and 21st of August, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That’s right…. Edmonton. The ROGUE being: according to Paul Kent, (3 time winner and world renowned pusher) “the most gruelling test of a true skater.” Demanding the best in fitness, stamina and ability, the ROGUE offers a beautiful 20km cruise through Edmonton’s scenic river valley while never even crossing a road. Many ups and downs will face some 200 competitors as they race for the $2500 purse and custom RAYNE longboards, with $1000 going to first. Always a highlight of the Alberta longboarding scene, it is a must if you like good times. 780longboarding.com is proud to be responsible for this fifth year of racing in Edmonton.
The Highlevel downhill is definitely the most unique race on the circuit, as it winds down the North Saskatchewan River Valley, being as it is on a bike path. This tight quarters race offers some incredibly close racing action as racers compete head to head down it’s gnarled six corners. Typically a pretty crash-filled race, the winners tend to be the ones that can hang on past the line. Again, the first place prize is $1000 with 2nd through 4th getting hefty cash purses as well. It’s a great grass-roots event that gets a little bigger every year, seeing more and more people adding it to their race itinerary. For the first time ever the HLDH will see a full 64 man bracket. The Highlevel Downhill is put on by Edmonton’s Local 124 with valued assistance from Landyachtz Longboards
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