Race Information

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 am
Hwy 42/57 • Michigan St. • Sturgeon Bay, WI


Our Mission

  • Support ‘Ski-for-Free’ at  Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Center
  • Promote cross-generational outdoor recreation
  • Increase awareness of ‘green’ living in our community

2K (1.24 miles)

The 1.24 mile walk/run is a scenic loop that takes walkers/runners southeast along the gravel and wood chipped trails around Hauser’s pond, through the coniferous woods, crossing Big Creek, via a wooden bridge, returning through the pine plantation west toward the finishing area.

5K (3.1 miles)

This course follows the perimeter trail of the Crossroads property, through the coniferous woods, over the wooden bridge north of the Hanson House historical site, and to gravel upgrade beside an old orchard. Runners will head north on grassy trails past the Stonecipher Astronomy building and will follow a trail around Crossroads’ original 53 acres. Runners then head back past the Leif Everson Observatory weaving through The Wild Ones Meadow and crossing Big Creek via wooden bridges to the finish line. Trail includes single and double track, with woodchip, gravel, and dirt foundations. Each mile is marked.

10K (6.2 miles)

This course follows the 5k route, splitting off at the southeast corner near the Observatory road entrance. Runners will leave Crossroads property and continue up Cove Road to hook up with a private trail system. Runners will enter trails on Crossroad’s new Ida Bay preserve.  The return will find runners merging into the 5k route to the finish line.

Medical Services

Provided by Ministry Door County Medical Center. Athletic trainers and EMRs will be available at the start/finish line and at key points throughout the course.


All preregistered participants will receive a custom printed performance shirt.

All participants will receive locally produced refreshments following the run.

  • Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream: Produced by Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store – www.dairyview.com
  • Door County Cherries: Doanted by Lautenbach Orchards – www.orchardcountry.com
  • Freshly made energy squares by local bakers

All finishers will receive a native plant donated by Evergreen Nursery, Sturgeon Bay, WI. – www.evergreennurseryco.com

Awards to be Presented

  • Female and Male top overall winners in the 5k and 10k will be awarded a one of a kind handcrafted bowl by local ceramic artist, Liz Butler – www.kickcoffeeshop.com/pottery
  • 1st place, Maple Syrup, from Henschel Farms – www.rewebb.com/Henschel.htm
  • 2nd place, Door County Honey 12 oz, Max & Dee’s Honeybees, compliments of Max &Dee Martin, Sturgeon Bay 920-743-8457
  • 3rd place, beautiful natural soap, made locally by Logan Creek Soaps – www.logancreeksoap.com
  • 9U, 10-12 Door County Candy $5 gift certificate compliments of Door County Candy – www.doorcountycandy.com

10K/ 5K

9U 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 &up.


No divisions. Fun Run/Walkers only.



Pre-register before May 8

Registration after May 8


$10 (14 and under)
7 and under
70 and over are free
$15 (14 and under)
7 and under
70 and over are free

No refund including weather cancellations. This means that once you register you will not receive a refund for any reason. You can transfer your entry to another person or another event with written permission of the race director.

Check In and Registration

Friday June 23, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Collins Learning Center
Saturday June 24, 6:30 am at Collins Learning Center

Bikes & Dogs

Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course during the race. As always, dogs are allowed on the property but must be on a leash at all times.

Aid Stations

There will be two water stations for 5k: 1) start/finish area 2) near mile 2.5 at the fire pit area.

There will be three water aide stations for 10k: 1) start/finish area 2) mile 3 at the Ida Bay Preserve 3) near mile 5.5 at the fire pit area.

Keep it “GREEN”. Please bring your own water bottle. Uncap your bottle and the volunteers will refill your vessel. No paper waste.

Earth Friendly Points

  • GreenLayer Performance Shirt
  • Post event refreshments are locally grown or produced within 30 miles
  • Paper goods are biodegradable
  • Food waste is composted
  • Water bottle usage in place of paper waste
  • Awards are made locally by artists and businesses
  • Courses are marked with reusable flags that are removed after the event
  • Event promotes a silent sport for all ages with minimal footprint
  • Increases awareness of ‘green’ living in our community
  • Proceeds from the event support the ‘Ski-for-Free’ program at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Center and the general fund

Thank you to the Luanne and Bob Desotelle, Mike and Kim Herlache, Ostrand families for allowing us to extend our annual run on their private property.

Thank You to Jeff Crumbaugh and Great Lakes Endurance LLC for being an inspiration by your leadership and action in providing environmentally conscious trail runs, providing a model structure, and a layout for this fourth annual event. www.greatlakesendurance.com

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