MIAMI – At Homestead-Miami Speedway, speed is usually the name of the game. On Thursday, February 12, skateboarders from around the world will head to the South Florida track for a test of endurance, attempting to break a world record for the longest distance skateboarded in 24 hours.
Known as the 24-hour Ultraskate, Ultraskaters push a new envelope in distance skateboarding, cramming mileage into the span of a single weekend. Beginning in 2007, Ultraskate has hosted events all across the globe, each time attempting to break their own records for the longest distance skateboarded in 24 hours.
Sanctioned by the International Distance Skateboarding Association (IDSA), the third annual 24-Hour Ultraskate will take place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday, February 12 beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding on Friday, February 13 at 9 a.m. The current record of 283.24 miles skateboarded was set at the Speedway in 2014 by Andrew Andras, who will be returning in 2015 to set a new record. The skateboarders will skate on a specially designed 1.46-mile loop running counterclockwise.For more information, visit www.24hourultraskate.com.