IDSA Sanctioned Skateboard Racing At Lake Louisa State Park

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2014 Clermont Challenge 5K / 10K / Slalom Races - Slalom and Distance Longboard Races Lake Louisa Park Clemont, Florida

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The Ian Tilmann Foundation, Inc, the Lake County Tourism Council are sponsoring The 2014 Clermont Challenge 5K / 10K / Slalom Races Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont Florida.

This race is historic taking sanctioned skateboard racing to a new level. The day of racing features morning 5K and 10K longboard distance races sanctioned by the International Distance Skating Association (IDSA). The afternoon fan will watch the super fast action of a Dual Head-to-Head Hybrid Slalom Race, hosted by world class Pro, Keith Hollien and sanctioned by the International Slalom Skateboarding Association(ISSA). The longboard races are a Pro/Am event and will draw longboard skaters from the entire east coast. Pro / Am skaters and dozens of sponsored skaters will compete for a piece of the $1000 cash and skate product prizes. The event has industry support from skateboarding companies including Sector 9, FreeRide Skate, Bustin, Landyatchz, Klever, Inspiration, Honey, S-ONE, Bern Unlimited, Triple 8, Loaded, J Bords, Gravity, RAD, Arbor, Inspiration Longboards and many others.

The state park gates open at 8:00am. The IDSA distance races start at 10:00am. The ISSA slalom races start at 1:30 pm. Advance on line registration is recommended as this event is expected to sell out. On-site sign-in starts at 8:30am located at the Lake Louisa State Park Canoe parking area.

The Ian Tilmann Foundation’s mission is the prevention of brain injury resulting from skateboarding. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by giving free helmets to skaters who promise to wear it when skateboarding. Since January 2006, The Ian Tilmann Foundation has distributed over 4,500 free helmets throughout the nation.

According to Marcy Tilmann, Foundation Director, “The Foundation actively promotes helmet use in hopes that others won’t suffer such a senseless and preventable tragedy as struck our family when Ian Tilmann died from traumatic brain injury in 2005 from a Skateboarding fall.” The Foundation’s “Helmet for a Promise” will be made available at this event. According to Ms. Tilmann, Foundation President and Founder, “We return for another great longboard race in Clermont. The sponsorship of the Lake County Tourism Council is greatly appreciated.

Pro skaters from across the nation and Florida will be at this event. We ask the Florida’s Skateboarding community to join us for a great day of longboard racing and Slalom. We also encourage the local community to attend this event and watch world class skateboarding at its finest.

The Ian Tilmann Foundation, Inc. is a Florida Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) public charity.
The Foundation was created in memory of Ian Lee Tilmann with mission to prevent traumatic brain trauma from skateboarding. The HELMET FOR A PROMISE program will have over 100 helmets at the event to give to skaters who will sign a promise to wear a helmet whenever they ride. Helmets are available to any skater who attends this race. We encourage local Clermont skaters to sign the Promise to SKATE SMART and receive a free helmet.

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