Fall 50 Canceled

Organizers announced Tuesday that the Door County Fall 50 scheduled for Oct. 24 has been canceled.

“Despite our best efforts to make our event Covid safe, the recent surge in Covid cases in northeast Wisconsin prevents us from proceeding,” director Sean Ryan said in an email to participants Tuesday. He wrote that the Door County Public Health Manager, medical partners at Door County Medical Center, and local government officials urged him to cancel the event.

“Disregarding these appeals could result in our permits being revoked at the last minute, a scenario we must avoid,” he said.

Runners will be refunded the majority of their fees, except for $30 to cover the production and mailing costs of the hooded sweatshirts and medals.

“Please know that we did everything within our power to avoid this cancellation scenario,” Ryan told runners. “We moved the start line, moved the finish line, rerouted the course, transformed the after-party, and implemented a lengthy list of new safety protocols, all in an effort to deliver another edition of this year’s event to you. The re-escalation of the pandemic locally thwarted these efforts.”

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