Registration for the 10th running of the Door County Half Marathon opens Oct. 1. Runners won’t want to miss out on the special running of a race that has been hailed as one of the best in America.
“It’s amazing that we’re already talking about the 10th year,” said cofounder David Eliot. “To see it become the race it is today, with 2,700 participants and the entire community supporting it the way they do, it is truly amazing.”
The race will take place May 6, 2017 on a closed road course in Peninsula State Park. The course has been likened to “running in a cathedral in the woods,” and attracts top runners from around the Midwest. Runners pass historic landmarks, peaceful forests, and take in dramatic views of Lake Michigan from atop the Niagara Escarpment.
All half marathon finishers receive a commemorative 10th running shirt and medal, while 5k runners receive a short-sleeve shirt. Plus, all finishers will enjoy a free beer from Door County Brewing Co. at Nicolet Bay and live music in the concourse after the race.
Runners who take advantage of early bird pricing by Nov. 1 save $20 off day-of registration.
The Half Marathon fees are $60 Oct. 1 – 31; $65 Nov. 1 – 30; $70 Dec. 1 – 31; $75 Jan. 1 – Feb. 28; $80 March 1 – April 25. The Nicolet Bay 5K fees are $35 before Jan. 1 and $40 Jan. 1 – April 15.
Participants can also Run for A Cause to help raise money for local charities or nonprofits.