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2023 Door County Runs and Rides

We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2023 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.

2023 Door County Runs and Rides Schedule

April 22
Southern Door Trail Trot. Details TBA.

April 29
Barney Fun Run, Sister Bay

Steve ”Barney” Willems leads the pack during the second annual Barney Fun Run & Walk. Photo by Len Villano.

May 6
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 15th annual 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.

Relena Del Torro Ribbons is all smiles on her way to a second consecutive victory in the Door County Half Marathon Saturday. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

May 13
Blossom Run
, Egg Harbor
Back in person at Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor, choose from a two-mile run/walk or a five-mile run, and for participants 12 and younger, they can compete in a one-mile event. Participants receive a FREE t-shirt while supplies last. Race-day registration will also be available from 7:00 am – 8:00 am.

May 28
Jacksonport Lake to Lake 10K, 2 Mile, Jacksonport
10k run and 2 mile fun run

June 17
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 Thyme Cuisine.

The 2022 Peninsula Century Spring Classic. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

June 17
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.

The 2022 Hairpin Run. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

July 8
Belgian Days Run,
Brussels
Sponsored by the Brussels Union Emergency Medical Responders, Inc., kick off Brussels Belgian Days with a 2-mile, 4-mile run/walk through the community. Contact Jody Griep at 920-493-4064 or [email protected].

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

Competitors hit the water at the Door County Triathlon.

July 22
Washington Island Rec Run
Washington Island
10k, 5k, and 2k walk/ run

Aug. 12
Shanty Days 5k, kids run
, Algoma
5k run/walk, kids superhero fun run

Sept. 10
Door County Century Ride
, Sturgeon Bay
100, 70, 50 and 28-mile rides

Sept. 16
Peninsula Century Fall Challenge
, Sister Bay
100, metric century, 50, and 25-mile routes through northern Door County’s most scenic roads. Ends with live music, buffet from Thyme Cuisine, beer from One Barrel Brewing Co.

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


Sept. 23
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. 7
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. 21
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. 25
One Barrel 2.62 Run, Egg Harbor
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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