The Door County Half Marathon is full, but you can still get a spot in the race – for a price.

That’s right, you can “bribe” your way into the race by making a $250 donation to the Friends of Peninsula State Park. Your entire entry fee will go to the friends group.

“We got the idea from the Dipsea race in San Francisco,” said race director Brian Fitzgerald. “They openly accept ‘bribes’ to get into that race, with the money going to trail maintenance for the course. We had some inquiries about this last year, and we know how important the Friends group is to the park, so we figured we’d do the same thing.”

Organizers have made 10 “bribe” registrations available for the race, which has been named one of the best in the Midwest by Competitor and Runner’s World magazines.

To “bribe” your way into the race email mary@doorcountyhalfmarathon.com or call Mary Knutson 920.421.1519.

The 7th edition of the half marathon takes place May 3, 2014, with a post-race party at Husby’s in Sister Bay.

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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.

Competitor Magazine


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