2016 Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Oct. 1st

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 info@peninsulapacers.com.

Registration Fees:

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

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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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