The Door County Half Marathon’s Run for A Cause program is still accepting runners for the May 5 event. The program has raised more than $135,000 for area charities during the last seven years.
The program gives a free registration to the race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises at least $250 for local charities. Door County charities are encouraged to recruit runners to support their cause and help spread awareness of their efforts. Runners may participate in either the half marathon or the Nicolet Bay 5k.
“We’re proud to help runners use the race as a catalyst to raise funds for the charities that make Door County the special place that it is,” said race founder David Eliot. “It really is a special feeling when you see our Run For A Cause runners together before the race for their photo each year, and you know that their work is helping so many deserving organizations and individuals.”
Last year 57 runners joined the effort, raising more than $24,000 for 17 different nonprofit organizations, including: Door County Habitat for Humanity, Door Shakespeare, Door County Humane Society, Door CANcer, Friends of Plum and Pilot Island, The Clearing, and Scandia Village Good Samaritan.
Run For A Cause registration is open now. For pledge sheets or more information contact Registration Director Jordan Burress at [email protected] or 920.421.4680.