SIGN UP FOR THE 2017 RUN THE DOOR SERIES! 

next race: hey hey 5k, sept. 23 in baileys harbor. watch for news of an upcoming fun run!

It was a postcard day on Washington Island Saturday, July 29, and the Run the Door crew was all in! Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo

It was a postcard day on Washington Island Saturday, July 29, and the Run the Door crew was all in! Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo

It was another beautiful morning for the annual Belgian Days Run in Brussels on July 8. Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo.

It was another beautiful morning for the annual Belgian Days Run in Brussels on July 8. Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo.

Ready to go up that first hill, the Run the Door crowd is all set for the July 1 Hairpin Run 5K in and around Fish Creek. Thanks to Darcy Strasman for the photo.

Ready to go up that first hill, the Run the Door crowd is all set for the July 1 Hairpin Run 5K in and around Fish Creek. Thanks to Darcy Strasman for the photo.

The Run the Door crew looks ready for some mud at the 2017 Crossroads Trail Run (10K, 5K) on June 24 in Sturgeon Bay. 54 runners scored Run the Door points at the annual trail event. Thanks to Jennifer Merkel for the photo.

The Run the Door crew looks ready for some mud at the 2017 Crossroads Trail Run (10K, 5K) on June 24 in Sturgeon Bay. 54 runners scored Run the Door points at the annual trail event. Thanks to Jennifer Merkel for the photo.

With apologies to Daren Dexheimer (cropped out far right!), here are the Runners of the Door who made it to the photo shoot on June 10 at the Door County Hog Wild Run in Sturgeon Bay.  What a day for getting gnarly (of course) and a great race. Thanks, Jim Valley and crew!

With apologies to Daren Dexheimer (cropped out far right!), here are the Runners of the Door who made it to the photo shoot on June 10 at the Door County Hog Wild Run in Sturgeon Bay.  What a day for getting gnarly (of course) and a great race. Thanks, Jim Valley and crew!

We got the Maifest photo taken, and then it rained! But it didn't stop Run the Door's dedicated runners! Nice job, everyone on a very wet May 28 morning.

We got the Maifest photo taken, and then it rained! But it didn't stop Run the Door's dedicated runners! Nice job, everyone on a very wet May 28 morning.

Gettin' gnarly! This was the big picture before the YMCA Blossom Run on May 13 in Egg Harbor. Points will be updated ASAP. Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo.

Gettin' gnarly! This was the big picture before the YMCA Blossom Run on May 13 in Egg Harbor. Points will be updated ASAP. Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photo.

Congrats to everyone who ran or walked and thanks to all who volunteered at the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K! Run the Door points are updated and posted above at 2017 REG./POINTS.  Let us know about mistakes and omissions at runthedoor@gmail.com. And tell your friends who aren't registered for Run the Door to sign up today!! We'd also like to shout out to RTD's Nancy Rollins, who broke the USATF F70-74 national record by 20 seconds with a 1:47:18. She won her age group by more than 2 hours! Kudos also to Annie Bley and Hannah Hargis who were 2nd and 3rd Females Overall in the Half Marathon!

It was chilly, but that didn't keep Runners of the Door away from the Southern Door Eagles Trail Run on April 29. Thanks to Kay Jensen for the photo.

It was chilly, but that didn't keep Runners of the Door away from the Southern Door Eagles Trail Run on April 29. Thanks to Kay Jensen for the photo.

The season has begun! Run the Door runners display their hardware in Brussels at the Southern Door Eagles Trail Run April 29. Thanks to Jennifer Merkel for the photo.

The season has begun! Run the Door runners display their hardware in Brussels at the Southern Door Eagles Trail Run April 29. Thanks to Jennifer Merkel for the photo.

It was one big push at the end at the Run the Door 2017 Kickoff Fun Run on April 18 at the Door County Fire Company restaurant!  Pizza and adult beverages were enjoyed by all afterwards (below). Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photos.

It was one big push at the end at the Run the Door 2017 Kickoff Fun Run on April 18 at the Door County Fire Company restaurant!  Pizza and adult beverages were enjoyed by all afterwards (below). Thanks to Pat Saladin for the photos.

HOW TO JOIN (FREE!)

Can you say wellness? Can you feel it?  You can sign up for RUN THE DOOR 2017  in one free and  easy step. Don't be left out! Send an e-mail message containing your name, hometown, gender, age and e-mail address to: runthedoor@gmail.com.

 

THANKs!! 

Thanks to  Door County Medical Center for its great support! See you at the races. Here's to a another season of fun and fitness!

 

PAST r.t.d. WINNERS, HALL OF FAME

2014 Overall Champions

Men-Pat Saladin, Sturgeon Bay

Women-Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2015 Overall Champions

Men-Zachary Paul, Sturgeon Bay

Women-Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2015 Out-of-County Champions

Men-Alex Walczak, DePere

Women-Jenny Walczak, DePere

2016 Overall Champion (Gender-free)

Women-Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2016 Out-of County Champion

Donna Ofenloch, Park Ridge, IL

Hall of Fame (Runners who ran all of the races in a season)

2016 inductee was Jennifer Merkel. Repeating was Susan Reynolds-Smith. 

 2015 inductees were were Daren Dexheimer, Mary Franklin, David Clowers and Zachary Paul.  

2014 inductees were  Chris Bennett, Susan Reynolds-Smith and Pat Saladin. 

 

HOW IT WORKS!

You must sign up to score points on the RUN THE DOOR  running race circuit.  There are three divisions: Overall, Out-of-County, and NEW for 2017, Youths 12 and under. All divisions are gender-free.

You can score points in four ways each time you participate in a race on the circuit.

1. You score 10 points for participating, no matter what place you take.

2. You score 3, 2 or 1 points if you take first, second or third respectively in your age group.

3. NEW FOR 2017! You score 3, 2, 0r 1 additional points if you are the first, second or third male or female OVERALL in a Run the Door race. 

4. If you are one of the circuit race directors or on a circuit race committee, you score 10 points.

NEW FOR 2017! You also can score 2 points as a volunteer for DCSSA at the Door County Half-Marathon, Peninsula Century Spring Classic, Door County Triathlon, Peninsula Century Fall Classic, Fall 50 Relay and maybe more.

The Door County Silent Sports Alliance will keep track of points.  The top 25 Overall runners, top 5 Youth runners ages 12 and under and the Top 5 Out-of-County (Non-youth) Runners, regardless of gender,  will receive distinctive  pottery awards made by Liz Butler or medals (youth) at the Post-season Party at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Remaining registered runners will be eligible for random prizes. Sign up today!

Questions? Send an e-mail message to: runthedoor@gmail.com

2017 RUN THE DOOR APPAREL!

RUN THE DOOR apparel brought to you by DCSSA!  Men's Crew in S-XL and Women's V-necks in XS-XL.  Great hats!  You can see them at the races and order yours on the spot or see information below. Checks and cash only please. Shirts are $20, hats $10.

E-mail your orders to sreynoldsdc@charter.net  for quick service. Payment is due at your next event unless other arrangements are made.  All tax included.  Checks to:  Door County Silent Sports Alliance.

 

 

 

 

2017 Races on the Circuit

NOTE: The 9/11 Memorial Run on Sept. 10 in Sturgeon Bay HAS BEEN CANCELED.

April 29-- Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot, 2 Mile,  Brussels. 

May 6 -- Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Ephraim.

May 13-- YMCA Blossom Run 5 Mile and 2 Mile, Egg Harbor.

May 28 -- Maifest Run 10K and 2 Mile, Jacksonport.

June 10 -- Hog Wild 10K, 5K, Sturgeon Bay. 

June  24-- Crossroads Trail Run 10K, 5K and 2K fun run,  Sturgeon Bay. 8 a.m., www.crossroadsrun.com

July 1 -- Hairpin Run 5K, Fish Creek.

July 8 -- Belgian Days, 4 Mile, 2 Mile Run/Walk, Brussels.

July 29 -- Washington Island Rec. Run 10K, 5K, Washington Island

Sept. 23 -- -Hey, Hey 5K, Baileys Harbor.

Oct.  7 -- Run Wild Quarter Marathon  and 5K , Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay.

Oct. 21 -- Fall 50, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay. Relay teams and individuals.

Nov. 4 -- Door County Turkey Trot 4 Mile, 2 Mile, Institute.

Nov.  11, 6 p.m.  -- Post-season Party, Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.