Door County’s first Trail Run welcomes all runners and walkers to Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve in Sturgeon Bay on June 24. Participants have the choice of three routes: a 2k fun run/walk, 5k and 10k run/walk, all with chip timing. Trails take runners through coniferous woods, over wooden bridges crossing Big Creek, through meadows, old orchards, past the Leif Everson Observatory and beyond. Trails include single and double tracks, with woodchip, gravel and dirt foundations. Each mile is marked.
For the first time, Crossroads Trail Run’s 10k route will go through all three of Crossroads Preserves, Ida Bay Preserve, Cove Preserve and the Big Creek Preserve. Since last year there has been new trails developed to bring walkers and runners to these special places. Trails will be well marked with volunteers placed at strategic places to cheer runners on.
All finishers receive a native tree of Silky Dogwood, Choke Cherry, or Downy Serviceberry, donated by Evergreen Nursery. All participants receive a Green Layer performance shirt, post-event refreshments of homemade vanilla ice cream, Lautenbach cherries and freshly made energy squares.
Proceeds from the event support the Crossroads Ski-for-Free program and the general fund. The Race also promotes wellness and healthy living, cross-generational recreation and increases awareness of “green” living in our community. To register go to CrossroadsRun.com.