2018 Door County Runs and Rides

We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2017 Door County runs and rides to check out. If you want plan to take on many runs, consider signing up for the Run the Door race series.

Door County has become a hotbed for silent sports competition and experiences. Whether you want to test yourself in a 5k, step up to a half marathon, or push yourself to tackle a swim, bike and run for 70 combined miles, you can find your challenge on the Door Peninsula.

2018 Door County Runs and Rides Schedule

May 5
Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k
, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
13.1 mile run, 5k
Hailed as one of the best runs in the Midwest, the Door County Half Marathon includes “13.1 of the most scenic miles you’ll ever run,” according to Jenny Hadfield of Runner’s World. Enjoy a USATF-certified closed road course that takes you along the shore, through the woods, and atop the bluffs of Peninsula State Park. Finish with beer and friends at Nicolet Bay.

The Door County Half Marathon has become a community-wide celebration each May. Photo by Nate Perry.

May 12
Door County Y’s Blossom Run
, Egg Harbor
5-mile and 2-mile run along Whitecliff Road.

May 28
Maifest Run, Jacksonport
10k run and 2 mile fun run

June 9
Hog Wild Run
, Sturgeon Bay
5k, 10k, and kids run

June 16
Ahnapee Summer Solstice 50,
Sturgeon Bay
50 mile relay run from Sturgeon Bay to Luxemburg on the Ahnapee Trail.

June 16
Peninsula Century Spring Classic
, Baileys Harbor
100, 62, 50, and 25-mile bicycle rides through rural countryside and shoreline vistas of northern Door County, ending with life music and a buffet from local chefs at the grounds of the Door County Beer Festival.

Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride ends at the Door County Beer Festival. Photo by Len Villano.

June 23
Crossroads Trail Run
, Sturgeon Bay
10k, 5k, and 2k trail run through the woods, meadows, and orchards in and around Crossroads at Big Creek.

July 4
Hairpin Run
, Fish Creek
5k run/walk to kick off the 4th of July celebration. Door County’s largest 5k run.

A thousand runners will toe the line at the bottom of the Fish Creek hill on July 4 to participate in the annual Hairpin Run.

July 14
Belgian Days Run,
2-mile, 4-mile run

July 14 – 15
Door County Triathlon
, Egg Harbor
Youth Triathlon, July 15
Sprint Distance, July 15
Half-Iron Distance, July 16

Competitors hit the water at the Door County Triathlon.

July 28
Washington Island Rec Run
Washington Island
10k, 5k, and 2k walk/ run

Sept. 8
Door County Cross of the Century
, Sturgeon Bay Fairgrounds
Cyclocross Race

Sept. 9
Door County Century Ride
, Sturgeon Bay
100, 70, 50 and 28-mile rides

Sept. 15
Peninsula Century Fall Challenge
, Sister Bay
100, metric century, 50, and 25-mile routes through northern Door County’s most scenic roads. Century route includes King of the Hills challenge featuring three climbs and prizes in multiple categories. Ends with live music, buffet from Sister Bay chefs, and Door County Brewing Co. beer at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park.

The Peninsula Century Fall Challenge features a King of the Hills competition and ends on the Sister Bay waterfront. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Sept. 22
Door County Brewing Co. Hey Hey 5k
, Baileys Harbor
5k fun run in Baileys Harbor that starts and ends at the Door County Brewing Co. taproom. Get great swag including a pint glass, free beer, and awesome shirt!

The Hey Hey 5k drew 365 runners to Door County Brewing Co. Saturday, Sept. 23. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Oct. 6
Potawatomi State Park Run Wild
, Sturgeon Bay
Quarter marathon, 5k run/walk, and 1/3-mile Smokey Bear Run

Oct. 20
Fall 50,
Gills Rock
50-mile solo and relay run from the tip of the peninsula at Gills Rock to the base at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay. Includes prizes for best team name and costume, and a huge post-race party with pizza and beer.

Nov. 3
Turkey Trot
, Institute
4, 2, 1 and 1/2-mile run


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