Run For A Cause Will Surpass $100,000 Raised in Year Six

The Door County Half Marathon is seeking participants to Run For A Cause as the program looks to surpass the $100,000 fundraising mark.

The program gives runners a free registration to the May 7, 2016, race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises at least $250 for local charities. In five years runners have raised more than $92,000 for charity through the program.

“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 40 runners joined the effort, raising more than $20,000 for 16 different nonprofit organizations. In five years, 73 different charities have benefitted from the Run For A Cause Program, helping them improve lives, the environment, and enrich the arts in Door County.

Run For A Cause registration is open now. For pledge sheets or more information email Registration Director Jordan Burress at [email protected] or call her at 920.421.4680.

Early-bird registration fees for the Door County Half Marathon end Oct. 31 when prices go up to $65 for the May 7, 2016, race. Registrations for the 9th annual race are coming in faster than ever before, with the half marathon now 15 percent full.

The acclaimed race in Peninsula State Park is capped at 2,300 registrants and has filled far in advance of race day each of the last five years. Runners who take advantage of early bird pricing by Nov. 1 save $20 off day-of registration. To take advantage of early-bird prices visit and register before midnight, Oct. 31.

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