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 @CrossroadsRun.com.
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.
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.
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.
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. www.evergreennurseryco.com
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
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.
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
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.
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