The Door County Half Marathon was founded to celebrate and benefit the Door County community, and this year organizers have reserved 100 race registrations for area non-profits to help them raise funds by participating in the 2010 race.
After generating $4,200 of dollars for peninsula charities last year, race organizers hope to do far more with this latest step.
“We’re offering the registrations free to the non-profit community,” said Race Director Brian Fitzgerald. “These vital organizations can then solicit supporters to run for them, raising both money and awareness.”
Runners must raise at least $250 for the non-profit in exchange for the free registration. If all 100 registrations are used, the effort will raise $25,000 for area charities.
“This is just another step in fulfilling our goal of creating an event that celebrates what’s great about the Door County community,” said race co-founder Dave Eliot.
Registration is open for the May 1, 2010 race, capped at 1,200 participants for the Half Marathon and 400 for the 5k. The race registered over 1,000 runners in 2009.
To inquire about free registrations for non-profits contact Assistant Race Director Mary Knutson at 920.421.1519. Visit http://www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com for more information.