Crossroads Trail Run...

  • Running : 5K Run :
  • Running : 10K Run :
  • Running : 2K Run :

Race Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017


Location: Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Center

Address: 2041 Michigan St

City: Sturgeon Bay

State/Terr: Wisconsin

Zip: 54235

Country: USA

Race Website:


     Join us for the Crossroads Trail Run to kick off the summer solstice!  Run or walk along the trails at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, cross the creek on wooden bridges, run through cedar and black spruce woods, and up through prairie meadows. Along with a great run, participant all receive a performance T-shirt, a finishers native plant award, and locally produced refreshments. Crossroads Trail Run event is for all ages and all levels of runners and walkers.  Proceeds support the ‘Ski-for-Free’ program  at Crossroads and other outdoor nature preserve projects. Additional Info & On-line Registration Available

Event details and schedule

Start Time: 8:00


Parking: Parking is available and will be directed across the street in the Whitetails Unlimited parking lot. Please carpool when possible. 

Course Events             Maps soon to be available

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 and our new property, The 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.  Medical assistance will be available at the start/finish line and at key points throughout the course.


All preregistered participants will receive a custom performance GreenLayer Finisher Tee.

All participants will receive locally produced refreshments following the run. Homemade vanilla ice cream produced by Schopf's Dairy View Country Store, Door County Cherries by Lautenbach's Orchard, and fresh homemade energy bars.

 All finishers will receive a native plant/tree, Donated by Evergreen Nursery, Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 Awards to be Presented:

Female and Male top overall winners in the 5k and 10k will be awarded a piece of pottery by a local artist

  • 1st place,   Maple Syrup, from Henschel Farms
  • 2nd place,   Honey donated by Max and Dees Honey Bees
  • 3rd  place,  Handcrafted, Logan Creek soaps 

Youth awards: U9-12, Gift cards from Door County Candy

10K/ 5K:  U9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 &up.

2K: Fun Run only. No divisions. 



Pre-register by May 14




   $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, strollers, walkers:

Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course during the race.

Strollers and walkers are allowed at the back of the start, yielding to the faster participants.   

 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

 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 programming at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Center

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Door County Medical Center

Thank you to our Major Sponsors: Sturgeon Bay Utilities, Evergreen Nursery, and Marine Travel Lift,Inc.

Thank you to all of our Volunteers and our 2017 Running team.

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.

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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