In this day and age of disappearing skate races, I think it’s time to pass along some good news that will hopefully inspire at least one of you to help your fellow inliners. This story begins with Peggy Girgenti of Luigino Racing.
A couple of years ago, Peggy got in touch with a friend who was involved with a mini-triathlon in Hemet, California, called the Tinsel Town Tri. Peggy arranged meetings with the race promoter and convinced him to let inline be a part of the event, albeit on a trial basis. They agreed that the skaters would only use a portion of the actual event’s race course, but at that point, Peggy agreed. She had her foot in the door! “My approach with them was ‘you won’t have to do a thing, you will hardly notice us, we will stay out of your hair.’ We didn’t ask for one thing, and I intend to keep it that way. We start, skate, do our own finish line, results, and awards, and hand them a check. It’s a win-win for them and us. I made sure everyone understood ahead of time that we are just guests at THEIR event, and to expect nothing,” Peggy said.
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