the run the door kickoff fun run has been postponed until 6 pm, wednesday april 25, door county fire company, sturgeon bay -- come for the run, stay for the pizza!

stay healthy, score points AND HAVE FUN!

NEW! SIGN UP ONCE, YOU'RE GOOD FOR LIFE! . . . . . and for that no. 1 reason why you should do it?, scroll down below!

 H ere's how Run the Door entrants in the Run Wild got their game faces on! The 2017 edition dodged the heavy rain and the Quarter Marathon and 5K were enjoyed by all despite a few raindrops here and there. Great job by everyone!  Photo courtesy of race director Pat Saladin

Here's how Run the Door entrants in the Run Wild got their game faces on! The 2017 edition dodged the heavy rain and the Quarter Marathon and 5K were enjoyed by all despite a few raindrops here and there. Great job by everyone!  Photo courtesy of race director Pat Saladin


Yep, it’s camaraderie……………………you can strike up a conversation with just about anybody and it’s not even awkward. It’s about community engagement, wellness, lifestyle, fun and friendships.


Can you say wellness? Can you feel it?  You can sign up for RUN THE DOOR 2018 and beyond 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: After you do, you're signed up for life!  There is no more need to sign up every year.



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!



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)

Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2016 Out-of County Champion (GENDER-FREE)

Donna Ofenloch, Park Ridge, IL

2017 OVERALL CHAMPION (gender free)

Daren Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay

2017 OUT-OF-COUNTY CHAMPION (gender-free)

John Schopf Jr., Green Bay

2017 Kids Champion

Faith Blackley, Sturgeon Bay


(Runners who ran all races in a season)

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

 2015 Inductees: Daren Dexheimer, Mary Franklin, David Clowers and Zachary Paul.

 2016 Inductee: Jennifer Merkel. Repeating: Susan Reynolds-Smith. 

2017 -- No new Inductees. Repeating: Daren Dexheimer and Jennifer Merkel.



You must sign up to score points on the RUN THE DOOR  running race circuit.  There are three divisions: Overall, Out-of-County, and  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.  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.

VOLUNTEER FOR POINTS!  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 possibly more.

The Door County Silent Sports Alliance will keep track of points.  The top 25 Overall runners, top 3 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:


NEW RUN THE DOOR apparel for 2018 brought to you by DCSSA!  We have wicking tee-shirts that feel like cotton with women's and unisex sizes.  They are available in black only. Price: $20. Also new are embroidered performance caps. Price $15.   You can see them at the races and order yours on the spot or see information below. Checks and cash only please. If you order now, you can  pick up at the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K on May 5.

E-mail your orders to  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.





2018 Races on the RTD Circuit!

 APRIL 28--Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot, 2 Mile,  Brussels. 

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

MAY 12-- YMCA Blossom Run 5 Mile and 2 Mile, Egg Harbor.

MAY 27-- Maifest Run 10K and 2 Mile, Jacksonport.

JUNE 2-- Hog Wild 10K, 5K, Sturgeon Bay. 

JUNE 23-- Crossroads Trail Run 10K, 5K and 2K fun run,  Sturgeon Bay.

JULY 4-- Hairpin Run 5K, Fish Creek.

JULY 14-- Belgian Days, 4 M,  2M Run/Walk, Brussels.

JULY 28-- Washington Island Rec. Run 10K, 5K, Washington Island

AUG. 11 -- Shanty Days 5K, Algoma.

SEPT. 22 -- Hey, Hey 5K, Baileys Harbor.

OCT. 6 -- Run Wild Quarter Marathon  and 5K , Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay.

OCT. 20-- Fall 50, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay. Relay teams and individuals.

NOV.  3-- Door County Turkey Trot 4 Mile, 2 Mile, Institute.

NOV. 10--Post-season Party, Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.