Door County Half Marathon Runner Profile: Annie Bley

A healthy lifestyle is more than just exercise and good nutrition. I think it’s being involved and helping other people. My parents are always doing things for other people, and they always stress teamwork – and that has helped me a great deal. Taking time out of your day for someone else is humbling. Also, I love my family more than anything. They keep me healthy and grounded when all else fails. My family, friends, faith, and community are my healthy lifestyle.

Door County’s Wendi Ray 22nd at New York Marathon

Ellison Bay marathoner Wendi Ray pounded the pavement at the New York City Marathon on November 7, ranking among the top American women. Ray finished 22nd overall among women with a time of 2:39:15, a place that put her 6th among American women. Edna Kiplagat of Kenya finished 1st with a time of 2:28:20. […]

Half Marathon Inspires New Identity in Local Runner

When organizers tossed ideas around for the Door County Half Marathon over coffee at Al Johnson’s restaurant in 2007, they felt pretty confident they could attract experienced runners to an event on the Door Peninsula. What they didn’t anticipate is that the event would inspire so many Door County residents to take their life running […]

James Akita Wins Door County Fall 50

James Akita of Elmhurst, IL took on his first 50-mile challenge at the Door County Fall 50 Oct. 23 – and won. Akita finished in just under 6 hours and 7 minutes, and looked no worse for the wear at the finish. Read more about the Fall 50 at

Door County Half Marathon Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 4th annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k opened today, with a cap of 1,500 for the Half Marathon and 500 for the 5k. Last year’s race filled, so make plans early!

Door County Triathlon Results

Jeff Tarkowski survived a hard-fought half marathon leg to win the  Door County Triathlon Half Ironman event held Sunday at Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor.
Find out more about the growing event on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Peninsula Pulse.

Door County Triathlon’s 1st Place Confusion

Padra Meyer of Des Plaines, IL was the first female to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Door County Triathlon sprint distance event. She even broke the tape, but she didn’t win the race.

When you’re organizing a race in which 1,000 competitors are starting with a swim leg, it’s impossible to start them all at […]

317 Miles Later, Family Pulls Into Door County

“Can I take off my helmet now,” six-year-old Kristofer Lecy pleads with his dad in the driveway of his grandparent’s Fish Creek home. He’s obviously excited to get out from beneath the shell that had sat on his head for most of the past six days.

“I forgot I even had it on sometimes,” he explains. […]

Tom Held on the Surge in Wisconsin Running

I had a chance to talk to Tom Held, who writes the Off the Couch blog for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about the burgeoning popularity of running and silent sports in Wisconsin recently.
The number of marathons in Wisconsin has doubled from about 10 to over 20 in the last five years, Held said, and that […]

A Life in the Park

“This is a gateway park, one that opens people up to the state park system and gets them excited to visit some of the other parks.”