Run Wild in Potawatomi State Park Oct. 8

One of the oldest sporting events in Door County returns Oct. 8 with the 34th Run Wild at Potawatomi State Park.

Organizers expect nearly 400 runners, and park entry fees will be waived that day for participants. All runners get Run Wild race shirts, and age-group winners receive medals. Runners can still sign up at packet pickup Oct. 7, 3-7 pm, at Bay Shore Outfitters, 59 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay; or on race day in the park at 7:30 am.

The course is no joke. It takes runners up a significant climb that rivals the climb to Sven’s Bluff in Peninsula State Park.

In addition to 5K and 10K runs, the race also features a one-third-mile Smokey Bear Run for kids ages 2-10, as well as a virtual option. 

Proceeds go to the Friends of Potawatomi State Park, an organization that supports the dwindling state-parks budget by helping with trail maintenance, cleaning, playground equipment, benches and other park needs. Find more information at

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