Saturday, April 27th, 2019
3.89 Mile Run & 1.84 Mile Walk


Fun Run & Walk begins at 11:15 AM
Check in begins at 10:00 AM at the Sister Bay Bowl with Bartenders ready to whip up pre-run Bloody Marys!

Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for participants under 12

 

Steve Willems, also known as the Running Man is a living, local legend of Door County. He is the happiest most grateful and content man you are likely to meet. A bright and enthusiastic graduate of Gibraltar High School, he went on to college at UW Stout. On one trip home to Door County a tragic car accident left him in a comma for six weeks, and though his recovery was miraculous it left him with severe nerve damage. With his life altered forever he turned to running as a way to deal with the depression and pain. He has run his four miles everyday for 40 years, showing no signs of stopping. Seeing Barney running and waiving at each car that passes by has turned into a part of Sister Bay's daily landscape. His resiliency and radiant happiness is inspiring to witness. He runs everyday and if there is open water, no matter what season, he is jumping in! And most days you pass him he will give you a wave, a smile, a hello and a "Beautiful day!"

Join us April 27th at 11:15 am to celebrate Barney and that everyday is a beautiful one! For the bravest souls, after his 3.89 mile route we will be jumping off the Sister Bay dock in true Barney fashion and then trotting up the hill to the Bowl for some celebratory drinks! Please register by April 8th to guarantee your t-shirt. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for participants under 12 years old.

This year we will be donating all proceeds to a local charity of Barney's choice.

Photo Credit: Heather Harle Frykman

Photo Credit: Heather Harle Frykman

Route Info: Participants will start at the Sister Bay Bowl and travel East on county road  ZZ. Turning left on Woodcrest Road, participants will continue until turning left on Scandia road to Hwy 42. Participants will head North on Hwy 42 until reaching the Door County Ice Cream Factory. At this point, participants will turn around and run South on 42 to finish the Fun Run at the Sister Bay Bowl for a total of 3.89 miles.

 

Alternate Route: Participants will start at the Sister Bay Bowl and travel East on county road  ZZ. Turning left on Woodcrest Road, participants will continue until turning left on Scandia road to Hwy 42. Participants will then turn left on Hwy 42 and return to the Sister Bay Bowl for a total of 1.84 miles.