Door County has become a mecca for silent sports and silent sports competitions. There are events almost every weekend. Registration is open for all of the biggest events including the Door County Half Marathon, Triathlon, and Peninsula Spring Century Ride. You need to register soon if you want to compete. It also means that you need to make reservations soon if you want to have somewhere to sleep after you compete. The Hilltop Inn’s Fish Creek vacation rentals are the perfect place to recoup after a race especially soaking in one of our whirlpool tubs. Book your Fish Creek vacation rental here.
Below is information on some of the bigger competitions:
Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K
Peninsula State Park
13.1-mile run, 5k
Hailed as one of the best runs in the Midwest, the Door County Half Marathon includes “13.1 of the most scenic miles you’ll ever run,” according to Jenny Hadfield of Runner’s World. Enjoy a USATF-certified closed road course that takes you along the shore, through the woods, and atop the bluffs of Peninsula State Park. Finish with beer and friends at Nicolet Bay. Register here.
This race is very popular and hotels, motels, condos etc. around Door County and especially vacation rentals here in Fish Creek fill up way in advance of the race. Book one of our spacious townhomes now before they are gone.
Ahnahpee Summer Solstice 50
An unforgettable run on the beautiful Ahnapee State Trail. Complete the event as a solo or team of 2-5 runners, and choose from distances of 30 or 50 miles. Teams of 2-5 runners will complete 10 legs on the Ahnapee State Trail as they travel from Sturgeon Bay to Kewaunee, finishing at the fairgrounds in Luxemburg. All finishers will be treated to an after race party at the fairgrounds in Luxemburg. Non-participants are welcome at the party, and tickets will be sold at the gate. More Information here.
You can book a room here at the Hilltop Inn in Fish Creek, for that weekend.
Penninsula Century Spring Classic
The Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride is the only spring Door County century ride offering routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through beautiful northern Door County.
Enjoy six fully stocked aid stations, full course support with mechanics and SAGs, and a finish line party with food from Thyme Catering, the Cookery, and local chefs, plus Door County Brewing Co. beer, Tapuat Kombucha, and live music.
It is just a short 8-mile bike ride to Baileys Harbor from the beautiful Hilltop Inn. To book one of our deluxe Fish Creek vacation rentals click here.
Door County Triathlon
Frank Murphy Park, Egg Harbor
The Door County Peninsula is often referred to as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” This popular Midwestern tourist destination offers an abundance of lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options. The sandy shorelines and majestic bluffs along Green Bay north of Sturgeon Bay provide an ideal setting for a triathlon.
Frank Murphy Park is located in Horseshoe Bay, just 15 miles north of Sturgeon Bay and 3 miles south of Egg Harbor. The park has an ornate pavilion, a sandy beach, and a permanent pier that is perfect for spectators. Several large fields directly across the road from the park’s entrance provide ample parking for participants and spectators. For more information click here.
Registration for these popular Door County sporting events are filling up fast and so are rooms in the county. The Hilltop Inn is in Fish Creek, which makes it perfectly located Door County lodging. You can easily get to all of the towns and villages that these events start from. Go here to book your room now!