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  • Keeping Up with Ashley Lusk

    This story starts with a woman who walked into a bar. It ends with a new event in Sister Bay and a stronger community. In the middle of it all is Ashley Lusk.  Lusk, a 33-year-old personal trainer, was sitting next to Steve “Barney” Willems one night at the Sister Bay Bowl. Both avid runners, […]

  • One Barrel Launches 2.62 Marathon on Thanksgiving Weekend

    Have you always wanted to run a marathon – without running all those miles?  Now you can at the One Barrel 2.62 Marathon in Egg Harbor Nov. 30. The run, just a wee bit shorter than a real marathon of 26.2 miles, will take participants through the backroads of Egg Harbor before finishing at the […]

  • Hey Hey 5K Draws an AutumnFest Crowd

    Brigham Green led 331 runners who finished the fifth Hey Hey 5K run Sept. 28 in Baileys Harbor. Green, of Waukesha, finished in 18:32, topping Ryan Miller of Fish Creek, who finished in 19:19.  Valerie Richter of St. Charles, Illinois, paced the women with a time of 19:29. Kate Nelson of Lake Villa, Illinois, finished […]

  • Hey Hey 5k Run

    September 28

    Starts and ends at the Door County Brewing Co. taproom as part of Baileys Harbor Autumnfest. All runners get a race t-shirt, pint glass, and your first beer or root beer free in the taproom. Kids get root beer floats! For more information and to register visit HeyHey5k.com.

  • Half Marathon Registration Opens Oct. 1

    Registration for one of Wisconsin’s premier running events opens Oct. 1. That’s when runners can lock in their spot for the 13th Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K. The runs will take place Saturday, May 2, 2020, on a closed-road course in Door County’s beautiful Peninsula State Park.  The half marathon, capped at […]

  • Kayaking Algoma Celebrates the Wild Side of the Ahnapee

    One of the fastest growing sports in North America is taking off in Algoma, too. Whether you enjoy the solitude on a leisurely paddle or prefer a good conversation and hearty workout with others, kayaking has something for everyone. You can float, photograph and fish the Ahnapee River, experience the clear water and forested shorelines […]

  • Kids Triathlon Builds Bodies, Warms Hearts

    Eleven-year-old Josie Martin was a quarter mile into the final leg of the 2018 Door County Kids Triathlon when I caught up to her as I monitored the course. She was clearly struggling, tears in her eyes, with her mother, Sarah, walking beside her and gently urging her to keep going.  It was Josie’s second […]

  • Hey Hey 5K Prices Increase July 1

    Time is running out to sign up for the Sept. 28 Hey Hey 5K at the lowest price of the year. Register for the race before July 1 for just $30. The run starts and ends at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall on the morning of the Autumnfest celebration in Baileys Harbor. […]

  • A July Fourth Tradition: The Hairpin Run

    For more than a thousand runners, the Fourth of July starts the same way each year: with a grueling climb up the Fish Creek hill for the start of the Hairpin Run.  The 5K run is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Gibraltar, and it has become a tradition for plenty […]

  • Christensen Paces Fastest Women’s Field Ever in Door County Half Marathon

    F The 2019 Door County Half Marathon featured a pair of familiar faces breaking the finish line tape. Rodee Schneider of Madison won the race for the fourth time, while Hanna Christensen, also of Madison, won her second as she shattered her own women’s course record with a time of 1:22:05. Christensen lead the fastest […]

  • One Runner’s Slow Course to Recovery

    Most of the 750 runners standing at the starting line of the Nicolet Bay 5K race Saturday morning will have similar stories. Some will be recreational runners taking in the beauty of the course in Peninsula State Park. Others will be more serious runners trying to break a personal record. Finally, there will be participants […]

  • Half Marathon Registration Closes Monday

    Organizers of the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k have extended registration through Monday, April 29. “We’ve had a lot of runners transfer from the half marathon to the 5k, which has opened some spots in the half marathon,” said race director Brian Fitzgerald. The race takes place Saturday, May 4 in Peninsula […]

  • Fall Challenge Ride Registration Now Open

    The snow may be piling high over our heads in Door County right now, but the summer riding season will be here soon. Give yourself a goal to ride for by signing up for the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge. The ride returns Sept. 14, 2019, to Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park, featuring a post-ride meal from […]

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    Spring Classic Ride Registration Opens New Year’s Day

    Believe it or not, it’s time to think spring. Registration for the Peninsula Century Spring Classic opens New Year’s Day. The ride is capped at 1,000 participants, guaranteeing a great boutique ride experience, and early birds can get in on it for just $45! That fee includes aid stations stocked with snacks, beverages and specialties […]

  • Roughing the Trails of Door Bluff Headlands County Park

    A winter hike at Door Bluff Headlands County Park provides spectacular views.

  • 2019 Door County Runs and Rides

    We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2019 Door County runs and rides to check out. If you want plan to take on many runs, consider signing up for the Run the Door race series. Door County has become a hotbed for silent sports competition and experiences. Whether you want […]

  • Kewaunee County to Groom Trails this Winter for Fat Bikes

    Kewaunee County is gearing up to bring fat biking to its parks. The Promotions and Recreation Department is partnering with Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Green Bay to create winter trails at Ryan Park and Riverview ATV Park. “More people are riding these off-road bicycles with oversized tires, especially in winter and we’re happy to […]

  • Holiday Lights Fun Run Dec. 20

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance will present the sixth annual Bridge to Bridge Holiday Lights Fun Run and Walk on Dec. 20. The race starts at 6 pm at Kitty O’Reilleys Irish Pub in Sturgeon Bay, and also finishes there. The free run/walk will be up to three miles in length, but participants can […]

  • Rain, Sleet, Snow, Wind – All No Match for 2018 Fall 50 Runners

    The rain came, followed by sleet, which turned into snow, which was whipped into faces by wind gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Yet somehow through all of that, 63 solo runners still completed the 2018 Door County Fall 50 Saturday, Oct. 20. Founder Sean Ryan said it was the worst conditions in the […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens

    Scenic bluff-top views. Secluded upland woods. Challenging climbs. Closed roads with only the sounds of nature and fellow runner’s footfalls. That’s the experience at the Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park. Acclaimed writer and running coach Jenny Hadfield called the course “some of the most picturesque half marathon miles in the world.” Silent […]