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Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k

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May 6, 2017 (Saturday)
Half Marathon, 5 K
Peninsula State Park
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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Hailed by Runner's World, Competitor Magazine, and as one of the best half marathons in the Midwest. Run along the Lake Michigan shore, atop the bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment, and through the woods of Peninsula State Park. Finish with a post-race party with Door County Brewing Co. beer at Husby's.

Event Start Location
Nicolet Bay Boat Launch, Shore Road, Peninsula State Park

Course Description
Run 13.1 miles along the shore of Lake Michigan, atop the bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment, and through the secluded woods of the Peninsula State Park. The closed, road course is USATF-certified and passes several historic landmarks.


Packet Pickup / Expo
Friday evening, Ephraim Village Hall, 1 - 9 pm.

Post Race Activities
There is a post-race party at Husby's with food and beer from Door County Brewing Co.

Door County Temperatures in early May range from lows in the mid 30ís to highs in the upper 50ís. Keep in mind it will be cooler by the lake.

Parking at Peninsula State Park is limited to 650 vehicles on race day, so carpooling is suggested. If you plan to drive to the park, be sure to get an annual park sticker ($25 for WI plates, $35 for out-of-state plates) or a daily pass ($7, $10) if you donít already have one. Both are available at packet pickup on Friday at the Ephraim Village Hall or on race day at the Fish Creek and Ephraim Entrances. The earliest time drivers may exit the park is 10:45 a.m. Parking is not allowed in Nicolet Bay Parking Lot at any time on Race Day.

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