Run the Door, a program of the Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA), opens its fifth season with a fun run April 18, 6 pm, starting and finishing at Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. Runners and walkers are welcome. Participants can choose their own pace and distance and will be welcomed inside after for some cheer and pizza, courtesy of DCSSA.
Run the Door is a race series that rewards runners who participate in all of the running events on the Door Peninsula. Sponsored by Door County Medical Center, Run the Door has been successful the past four years in getting new people into the sport and helping local races get higher participation levels. Runners who take advantage of the free, one-time-for-life registration for Run the Door will receive points for each race they complete and more if they place in the top three in their age group. There also are fun runs and an end-of-the-season awards party.
“We’ve been able to put all of the unique and scenic running races on the Door Peninsula into one basket and it’s proven to be quite popular and a lot of fun for the runners, joggers and walkers as well as the race organizers,” said Bob Richards, DCSSA board member. “We hope to get new runners from all over the county, north and south, as well as out-of-towners to join our many returning Run the Door runners this year.”
The first opportunities for runners to earn points are the Southern Door Trail Run 2-mile on April 28, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K on May 5 and the YMCA Blossom Run 5-mile and 2-mile in Egg Harbor on May 12. For complete Run the Door information, go to runthedoor.com.