The time to lock in your spot in the May 7, 2016 Door County Half Marathon is coming soon!
Registration for the 9th annual race in Peninsula State Park opens Oct. 1, 2015. This beautiful, challenging race is capped at 2,300 registrants and has filled far in advance of race day each of the last five years.
Runners who take advantage of early bird pricing by Nov. 1 save $20 off day-of registration.
“I’ll never miss this race,” says Ross McDowell, owner of Run Away Shoes and an organizer of many races in the Fox Cities. He’s not alone. Writers like Jenny Hadfield of Runner’s World, Tom Held of the Wisconsin Bike Federation, and publications like Competitor, Silent Sports, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, have hailed the race as one of the best in the Midwest.
The race’s location on the Door County peninsula offers runners and their friends and family the chance to make a full family weekend of the race. With dozens of galleries, nationally recognized restaurants, and cozy bars and coffee shops, the Door County Half Marathon has become one of the nation’s great destination races.
As for the race itself, the USATF-certified course is run entirely on closed roads that guide runners past historic landmarks, through peaceful forests, and atop the Niagara Escarpment to reveal spectacular bluff-top views of Lake Michigan.
Impeccable organization and course support make it a favorite of first-time runners, while the unrivaled scenery and the notorious hills of Peninsula State Park challenge experienced distance runners.
Those seeking extra motivation can join the Run for A Cause program and run for charity. The program has raised more than $92,000 in the last six years.
For more information about registration contact registration director Jordan Burress at 920.421.4680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half Marathon: $60 Oct. 1 – Oct. 31; $65 Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, $70 Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, $75 Jan. 1 – Feb 28, $80 March 1 – April 25
Nicolet Bay 5k: $35 before January 1, $40 January 1 – April 15