Triathlon Sells Out, Half Marathon Moves Closer

The popularity of endurance sports on the peninsula is showing no signs of slowing down in 2015.

The Door County Triathlon sold out its Half Iron event in record time Jan. 1, filling all 1,000 spots in less than 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the 8th annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k has signed up more than 1,100 runners for the May 2 race, nearly half way to capacity.

The Door County Triathlon sprint event was 33 percent full as of Jan. 6. Participants in the Triathlon are allowed to transfer their entries due to scheduling conflicts, injuries and/or lack of adequate training between now and race weekend.

The online transfer system automates the process and is accessible via a button on the home page of Those wishing to transfer their entry are encouraged to seek a buyer on the event’s Facebook page. The financial transaction takes place directly between the buyer and seller. The buyer incurs a $20 transfer fee when the transfer is processed online.

All transfers must be completed by June 30 at midnight.

Also, registration is open for the 2015 Door County Kids Triathlon for children age 6 – 12 at Murphy Park on July 18, from 2 – 4 pm.

The swim is in sandy, shallow water and there are four course distances, one for each age bracket. Participants get to cross the same finish line as the main events, receive a souvenir shirt and medal, and enjoy an ice cream social at the finish line.

There will also be timed results and awards for the top three boys and girls of each age group.