2021 Door County Runs and Rides

We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2021 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.

2021 Door County Runs and Rides Schedule

May 1 (MOVED TO OCT. 30)
Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek

May 29
NEW! Jacksonport Lake to Lake 10K, 2 Mile, Jacksonport
10k run and 2 mile fun run

June 5 (CANCELED in 2021)
Hog Wild Run
, Sturgeon Bay
5k, 10k, and kids run

June 19
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 19
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 10
Belgian Days Run,
2-mile, 4-mile run

July 17-18
Door County Triathlon
, Egg Harbor
Youth Triathlon, July 17
Sprint Distance, July 17
Half-Iron Distance, July 18

Competitors hit the water at the Door County Triathlon.

July 24
Washington Island Rec Run
Washington Island
10k, 5k, and 2k walk/ run

Sept. 12
Door County Century Ride
, Sturgeon Bay
100, 70, 50 and 28-mile rides

Sept. 18
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.

Peninsula Century Fall Challenge riders climb the Ephraim Hill. Photo by Len Villano.

Sept. 25
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!

Matthew Braaksma started his wedding day by winning the Hey Hey 5k in Baileys Harbor for the second year in a row. Photo by David Eliot.

Oct. 9
Potawatomi State Park Run Wild
, Sturgeon Bay
Quarter marathon, 5k run/walk, and 1/3-mile Smokey Bear Run

Runners await the start of the 2018 Run Wild at Potawatomi State Park. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Oct. 23
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.

Oct. 30
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.

Nov. 27 
One Barrel 2.62 Run
A 2.62-mile run through Egg Harbor’s back roads. All runners get a One Barrel Run hooded sweatshirt and a beer at the finish line!


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