2016 Door County Half Marathon Pace Team

The 2016 Door County Half Marathon pace team will be led by experienced marathon pacer and Baileys Harbor resident Krista Eliot. Eliot has added a 2:20 pace team this year due to demand.

Eliot has paced for both the New Balance and Nike Pace teams for 10 years, which has included pacing the Chicago Marathon each year since 2005. A veteran of 36 marathons (including 12 Bostons), Eliot’s PR is 3:09.

Our team includes many runners who have paced the half marathon in the past, as well as Chicago, Fox Cities, Green Bay and many other major marathons and half marathons.

At the starting line the pacers will hold signs with finish goal times on them so runners can find their pace, slotting runners in a more organized fashion and avoiding confusion. This helps spread out runners at the start and alleviate the problem of slower runners lining up too close to the front of the pack and getting run over by faster runners behind them.

Here are the goal finish times and team members who will be there to help you from start to finish.

Meet some of our pacers at Packet Pickup at the Ephraim Village Hall Friday from 1 – 9 pm, and look for their signs on race day and use them to help you meat your race goal!

Pace Team Member

2016 Door County Half Marathon Pace Team

1:45  (8:01 min/mile) – Michael Guth and Mike Terry

1:50  (8:23 min/mile) – Adam Brouch and Dave Schroeder

1:55  (8:46 min/mile) – Jacob Danen and Aaron Hizon

2:00  (9:09 min/mile) – Marty Thomas & Krista Eliot

2:05  (9:32 min/mile) – Craig Congdon & Chad Otis

2:10  (9:55 min/mile) – Jean Lemke, Aaron Schneider & Alicia Pyle

2:15  (10:18 min/mile) – Fred Kramer & Paula Meyer

2:20 (10:40 min/ mile) – Yomarie Castellano & Juanita Guzman

2:25  (11:04 min/mile) – Amy Toporski & Christine Moore



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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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