Happy New Year!

Run the Door 2019 Starts Next Month at Southern Door!

A good time was had by all at Run the Door’s 2018 end-of-season party at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay. Thanks for a great season running the peninsula!

A good time was had by all at Run the Door’s 2018 end-of-season party at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay. Thanks for a great season running the peninsula!


Can you say wellness? Can you feel it?  You can sign up for RUN THE DOOR in one free and  easy step. Don't be left out! Send an e-mail message with 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. If you were signed up in years prior to 2018, but not in 2018, you do need to sign up!


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

Men-Pat Saladin, Sturgeon Bay Women-Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2015 Overall

Men-Zachary Paul, Sturgeon Bay Women-Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2015 Out-of-County

Men-Alex Walczak, DePere Women-Jenny Walczak, DePere

2016 Overall (Gender-free)

Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim

2016 Out-of County (GENDER-FREE)

Donna Ofenloch, Park Ridge, IL

2017 OVERALL (gender free)

Daren Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay

2017 OUT-OF-COUNTY (gender-free)

John Schopf Jr., Green Bay

2017 Kids

Faith Blackley, Sturgeon Bay

2018 OVERALL (gender free)

David Clowers, Sturgeon Bay

2018 OUT-OF-COUNTY (gender-free)

John Schopf Jr., Green Bay

2018 Kids

Faith Blackley, Sturgeon Bay


(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.

2018—No new inductees. No repeats.



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:


 Watch for new 2019 choices! You can see them at the races and order yours on the spot. Checks and cash only please.

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.





2019 Races on the RTD Circuit!

 APRIL 27--Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot, 2 Mile,  Brussels. 

MAY 4 -- Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Ephraim.

MAY 11-- YMCA Blossom Run 5 Mile and 2 Mile, Egg Harbor.

MAY 26-- Maifest Run 10K and 2 Mile, Jacksonport.

JUNE 1-- Hog Wild 10K, 5K, Kids Run, Sturgeon Bay. 

JUNE 22-- Crossroads Trail Run 10K, 5K and 2K fun runSturgeon Bay.

JULY 4-- Hairpin Run 5K, Fish Creek.

JULY 13-- Belgian Days, 4 M,  2M Run/Walk, Brussels.

JULY 27-- Washington Island Rec. Run 10K, 5K, Washington Island

AUG. 10 -- Shanty Days 5K, Algoma.

SEPT. 21 -- Hey, Hey 5K, Baileys Harbor.

OCT. 12 -- Run Wild Quarter Marathon  and 5K , Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay.

OCT. 19—Fall 50 Relay and Individual 50-Mile, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay.

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

NOV. 9 or 16, TBD--Post-season Party, Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.

DEC. 7 —Ugly Sweater 5K, Fish Creek. Not timed. Start to 2020 Season. 5 points for participation.