We regret to have to announce we have postponed the 2021 Door County Half Marathon because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The race, originally scheduled for May 1, has been moved to Oct. 30, 2021.
“We have been closely monitoring the pace of vaccinations and the trends in the pandemic, hoping we could proceed with this event in May,” said race director Brian Fitzgerald. “But at this time, we are unable to obtain the necessary permits, confidently plan to be able to recruit staff and volunteers, and make the investments necessary to stage this event in Peninsula State Park.”
In watching the trends in the pandemic and consulting with public health, sponsors, and medical professionals in Door County, we are confident that we will be able to stage the event in October.
Race co-founder David Eliot said, “Delaying the event is an unfortunate necessity, but the fall weather in Door County offers optimal conditions for a run, and we are looking forward to runners once again returning for the race and to experience all our community has to offer.”
Delaying this race is a great disappointment to us, but public health and safety is far more important than our disappointment. That first Saturday in May has been such a wonderful celebration of the park, of our community, and of running. We want to celebrate with you all again, and will be dedicated to making October an amazing experience for everyone.
Runners who have already signed up for the May 1 event do not need to do anything additional to participate. They will automatically be transferred to the new date. Organizers have also provided options for registered runners who cannot make the Oct. 30 date. They may transfer to the 2022 race or receive a free transfer if they sell their bib to another runner. To do so or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As soon as it is safe to host events again here in Door County, we will be looking for opportunities to bring people together on foot, bikes, and skates again!
Keep running – we’ll get there!
The Door County Half Marathon Team