For years, Crossroads at Big Creek has hosted lectures on sustainability. The lectures were excellent, but the people who attended the lectures were, for the most part, already committed to sustainability. There had to be a better way to introduce learners of all ages the concepts of “green living.” And that is how Running Green for Crossroads, Door County’s first and only trail run, came into being.
Start time for this year’s Running Green is 8 am on June 22. The run promotes cross-generational recreation and increases awareness of sustainability. Proceeds support the general fund at Crossroads.
Participants of all ages can choose from a 2K run/walk, a 5K or 10k run with chip timing. The trails pass through coniferous woods, over wooden bridges, weaving through meadows, old orchards, through the Astronomy Campus and beyond. Trails include single and double tracks, with wood chip, gravel and dirt foundations.
All finishers receive potted evergreen trees, and pre-registered participants receive a USA-made performance Atayne shirt made from 100 percent recycled fabric, a re-usable water bottle and a market bag containing an eco-light bulb and safety flasher.
A listing of the prizes, local artists and producers along with course and registration information can be found at crossroadsrun.org.