Registration for the 5th annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k will open Tuesday, November 1.
Both races filled to capacity in 2011, so runners are encouraged to sign up early to secure a spot for the run in Peninsula State Park. To accommodate surging interest in the race, the cap has been raised to 1,800 runners in the Half Marathon and 500 for the 5k.
Organizers have quickly established the Door County Half Marathon as a must-do on the Midwest running calendar. The scenic course features panoramic bluff-top vistas of the waters of Green Bay and stretches run along the Door Peninsula shoreline. The closed, USATF-certified course is run on paved roads through the woods of the park and past historic landmarks, including the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.
Hailed by Runner’s World blogger Jenny Hadfield as one of the top half marathon courses in the country, the race has been featured in Runner’s World, Silent Sports magazine, and Tom Held’s “Off the Couch” blog for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Veteran ultra-marathoner Roy Pirrung has praised the course as “impeccably organized,” with plenty of course support for first-time distance runners, while the notorious hills of Peninsula State Park offer a an enticing challenge for experienced runners.
To register for the race visit www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com, where you can view a video of the course and highlights from the 2009 and 2010 editions of the event.
Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Registration Questions: Assistant Race Director Mary Knutson, 920.421.1519
Race Director: Brian Fitzgerald, 920.421.1518. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Door County Half Marathon
PO Box 95|
Ephraim, WI 54211
Half Marathon: $58 before February 1, $68 February 1 – April 30, and $78 on-site May 4 (if space available)
Nicolet Bay 5k: $30 before January 31, $35 February 1 – April 30, and $40 on-site May 4.