The organizers of the Door County Half Marathon have postponed the 2021 event because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The race, originally scheduled for May 1, has been moved to Oct. 30, 2021.
“We have been closely monitoring the pace of vaccinations and the trends in the pandemic, hoping we could proceed with this event in May,” said race director Brian Fitzgerald. “But at this time, we are unable to obtain the necessary permits, confidently plan to be able to recruit staff and volunteers, and make the investments necessary to stage this event in Peninsula State Park.”
The new date will allow organizers to bring runners to the peninsula on a weekend that is not traditionally very busy, as it does when the race is staged the first Saturday in May.
Race co-founder David Eliot said, “Delaying the event is an unfortunate necessity, but the fall weather in Door County offers optimal conditions for a run, and we are looking forward to runners once again returning for the race and to experience all our community has to offer.”
Runners who have already signed up for the May 1 event do not need to do anything additional to participate. They will automatically be transferred to the new date. Organizers have also provided options for registered runners who cannot make the Oct. 30 date. They may transfer to the 2022 race or receive a free transfer if they sell their bib to another runner.
To register, visit doorcountyhalfmarathon.com.