Experience one of the most beautiful courses in the Midwest!

Registration for the 17th annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k opens September 1st! 

Join more than 2,400 fellow runners from 30 different states for a run in Peninsula State Park, one of the most unique race experiences you’ll ever find!

Half Marathon Registration includes:

  • Long-sleeve race shirt
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Post-run beer from One Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Free shuttles to and from the start/finish line

5k Registration Includes:

  • Short-sleeve race shirt
  • Post-run beer from One Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Free shuttles to and from the start/finish line

Race Information

The Door County Half Marathon is run on a closed, USATF-certified road course through one of the Midwest’s most revered destinations – Peninsula State Park. The race begins and ends just a few strides from Nicolet Bay Beach.


Friday, May 2
1-8 pm: Packet Pickup at Baileys Harbor Town Hall (2392 Cty F, Baileys Harbor)

Saturday, May 3 (RACE DAY)
8 – 9 am: Packet Pickup at Nicolet Bay
10 am: Half Marathon Race start
10:15 am: Nicolet Bay 5k start
11:45 am: Approximate time of 5k Awards
12:30 am: Approximate time of the Half Marathon Awards
2:30 pm: Final shuttles leave race concourse

“Like running in a cathedral in the woods.”

Tom Held -Silent Sports magazine

“Once again you put on an awesome race. I have ran all 8 years, I saved all my shirts and this is a must run race. Thanks for all the effort.”

Carol Mulinex

“The Door County Half Marathon is my favorite race of the year, every year. I love it.”

Jes Borland

“All aspects of this event are first class…. The best scenery, most challenging course to be found. Great job Door County Half crew A+. See you in 2016.” 

Scott Luchterhand

“I have run several races – and quite honestly this is the one of the best supported run ever. You do an EXCELLENT JOB on all levels. The support is amazing. The volunteers exceptional. I have ZERO complaints or suggestions.”

Sara Frizelle

“I have done a few half marathons around the midwest and this is by far the best. The organization and communication is fantastic and so are the facilities and race perks. The route is also ideal: starting flat, allowing for the body to acclimate ; followed by a steep incline and then down hill once the body gets a little fatigued. I love it!”

Margaret Pennoyer     

“I’ve raced all over the world and The Door County Half Marathon is one of my favorites.  It’s very well organized, it’s in the heart of beautiful and peaceful Door County, and the course rolls through some of the most picturesque half marathon miles in the world.”

Jenny Hadfield – Runner’s World

A must-do race! This popular destination race takes full advantage of the natural beauty of Door County, Wis.

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