2019 Half Marathon Pace Team

Pacers will be on hand at the Door County Half Marathon to help guide runners to a successful finish thanks to sponsorship from Door County Medical Center. Meet our pacers at the Pace Team tent at the expo Friday and at the runner’s concourse before the race. You’ll find them at the starting line holding signs with their goal finish times on them.

The team is organized by Krista Eliot, a veteran of 40 marathons and experienced member of both New Balance and Nike pace teams. Eliot said the pace team’s goal is to help runners finish within one minute of the goal time. “We’re here to help you, provide encouragement and support for runners to keep that finish goal in sight,” Eliot said.

The hills of the race challenge runners, especially if you have not done any hill training for the race. Runners should not necessarily expect pacers to run at the exact same pace throughout the race. Pace team members aim to maintain their prescribed pace up the hills, but there will likely be a slower pace going uphill, and faster going downhill. They will also slow or stop at aid stations, with slower pace teams taking slightly more time.

1:40 – Joel Coon & Curt Brey
1:45 – Mike Terry & David Schroeder
1:50 – Chad Otis & Chris Schmitz
1:55 – Aaron Hizon & Kristen Brazzale
2:00 – Marty Thomas & Pamela Schmitz
2:05 – Aaron Schneider & Raymond Rivera
2:10 – Katie Houle & Jean Lemke
2:15 – Angela Bilbrey & Fred Kramer
2:20 – Yomarie Castellano & Craig Congdon
2:25 – Paula Meyer & Krista Eliot
2:30 – Christine Bell & Jackie Kohlhagen

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Carol Mulinex

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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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