Half Marathon Registration Opens Sunday

Yes, they’re talking about it all over ESPN and throughout the state – the big day is finally here. Sunday, Nov. 1… when registration for the third annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k finally opens!

Well, maybe they’re talking about something else going on Sunday, but it is a big day for the Half Marathon. For the first time, the 2010 race is capped, with a limit of 1,200 participants for the Half Marathon and 400 for the 5k. The cap will ensure that the race grows at a pace that is sustainable for Peninsula State Park, but also the great experience runners have raved about in the first two years.

Jenny Hadfield of Chicago Endurance Sports and Roy pirRUNg, a USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Famer, have hailed the course as one of the best half marathon courses in the country.

The road course, certified by the USATF, is closed to traffic for the race and provides runners and fans with panoramic bluff-top vistas of the peninsula shoreline.

The closed course is a welcome relief to those weary of overcrowded courses on busy city streets, and the scenery can’t be beat.

To register for the race and get all the information you need, visit www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com. If you still have questions, call Assistant Race Director Mary Knutson at 920.421.1519.

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