Going-Logo.jpgThe Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K has partnered with Going Garbage & Recycling to collect old running shoes in the Go Run and Recycle program. Over 2,300 pounds of shoes have been donated for recycling through the program in the first four years of the program.

Join our efforts!

Bring your worn out running shoes to be recycled into sorbent material by Wipers Recycling, after which it will be used to clean up oil spills. A recycling container will be located at Packet Pickup on Friday and in the Runners’ Concourse on race day.

The drop-off locations and the dates are as follows:

• Going Garbage & Recycling, 10564 Old Stage Road, Sister Bay (April 21 – May 16)

• Gibraltar High School, 3924 Highway 42, Fish Creek (May 1-9)

• Door County Half Marathon Packet Pickup, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water Street, Ephraim (Friday, May 2, 1 – 9 pm)

• Door County Half Marathon Race Day, Nicolet Bay Beach Area in Peninsula State Park (May 3)

• Northern Door YMCA, 3866 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek (May 1-9)

People with gently used shoes are encouraged to donate them to local charitable organizations.


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“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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