Wrapping Up Door County’s “Running Green for Crossroads”

Participants from as far away as Washington, Arizona, and Maryland, as well as hundreds of local Wisconsinites gathered for a second year in Sturgeon Bay on June 25 to partake in Door County’s only green trail running event held at the Crossroads at Big Creek.

The runners moved at a quick clip through the preserve, passing over all five wooden bridges on their way to the finish line after completing the 10k, 5k, or 2k. Jim Maki, one of the charter members of Crossroads, was there to congratulate them and pass out a pine tree provided by Evergreen Nursery to each finisher.

Afterwards, the Friends of Crossroads provided snacks donated by Robinson’s Orchard, Scaturo’s, Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store, Lautenbach’s Orchard, Black Walnut Guest House, served in ecofriendly bowls from Glas.

The female and male overall winners received a handcrafted pottery bowl made by Kris Kolinski of Clay on Steele of Algoma. First, second, and third place prizes in all 18 age groups received either local maple syrup from Henschel Farms and Country View Farm, or local honey from Wienke’s Market and Pam Johnson Honey. First prize also earned a hand-painted watercolor scroll by Theresa Meredith. All places received an issue of Trail Runner Magazine.

Results for the event are available at

Next year’s trail run will take place June 23, 2012.