Crossroads Run Welcomed in the Summer Solstice

The trails at Crossroads at Big Creek stretched out before 438 eager participants from 10 different states on Door County’s first summer morning. Rolling through damp coniferous woods and open meadows, runners weaved over several wooden bridges crossing the flowing waters of Big Creek. This “green exercise” was part of the 4th annual Running Green for Crossroads Trail Run, Door County’s first and only trail run, which supports Crossroads.

“We participate in trail runs all around the state and this was the best trail run we’ve ever raced!” said one of this year’s participants to the Crossroads Run team. Satisfying the serious runner and the novice alike, Running Green provided a 2k, 5k, and 10k option and reached out to people of all ages. Participants ranged from 2 to 83-years-old.

Kevin Brzezinski from Clintonville said, “ I didn’t realize this was a whole family event. Next year I’m bringing my whole family!”

In keeping with the green theme, buying local is a sustainable practice, which the Crossroads run promoted. All awards were created by local artists/businesses, including Keith Carter of Clay on Steele, Henschel Farms, Lakeshores Landscape and Design and Wienke’s Market. All refreshments were also locally produced by Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store, Lautenbach Orchard and The Black Walnut Guest House.

Welcome in the summer solstice of 2014 by participating in the fifth-year anniversary of Running Green for Crossroads on June 21. For more information visit