Run the Door Kicks Off with Fun Run

Run the Door is off and running for 2017. It all starts with a three-mile fun run sponsored by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA) on April 18, 6 pm, at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay.

In its fourth year, Run the Door is a points-and-participation circuit that bundles all of the running events in Door County under one umbrella to encourage fitness and wellness.

Sponsored by the Door County Medical Center and administered by the not-for-profit DCSSA, Run the Door is divided into three divisions this year: Overall, Out-of-County and Kids (12 and younger). Runners sign up for Run the Door and their points are totaled and kept updated by DCSSA.

“We hope that runners who live in or visit Door County or those who have thought about becoming runners or fitness walkers will sign up for Run the Door and then enter the individual races to accumulate points while having a lot of fun,” said DCSSA Board member Bob Richards.

Run the Door’s point system awards 10 points for participation, an additional 3, 2 or 1 for overall placing (first, second or third) and another 3, 2 or 1 for age-group placing. Standings are kept by DCSSA with the top 20 Overall, top five Out-of-County and top five Kids 12-and-under receiving awards at an end-of-season party.

“Each independently operated race in Door County has a unique flavor, scenery, charitable cause, special perks and its own way of doing things,” Richards said. “Run the Door brings them all under one tent. With the big picture, more people decide to run, the races get more people and everybody wins.”

For a complete list of races and information on how to sign up, go to

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