Door County Half Marathon & 5K


Fundraising Goal: $10,000
RAISED: $8258.80!
Click to Make a Pledge or Donation Today!

“Team Forge” (a rambling but dedicated group of Clearing enthusiasts) will again be running, walking and crawling in the Door County Half Marathon & 5K at Peninsula State Park on Saturday, May 6 to raise money for the new Blacksmith Forge & Metals Studio at The Clearing.

Last year, you helped Team Forge CRUSH our fund-raising goal of $10,000 by donating over $12,000 for the Forge! This year, Team Forge’s relatively warm and mild training ground has allowed us to train harder and eat more oatmeal. The result? We’re gonna do it again! Our 2017 fundraising goal is $10,000! Yup, it’s a lofty goal, but with your help Team Forge will again give The Clearing’s Forge and Metals Studio one more big boost.

In the past four years, YOU have helped Team Forge raise an incredible $30,000! We hope you will help us meet our fundraising goal by making a donation or pledge online or by giving us a call today!

Team Forge will continue to run through whatever old man winter decides to throw at Door County, but your donations and pledges help us run and walk a little faster and feel a little warmer.

Thanks again for your continued support of life-long learning and creativity at The Clearing!

“Team Forge” Members: Anka (5k), Bruce (5k), Carolyn (5k), Cindy (5k), Curt (half), Erik (half), Glenna (5k), Jason (half), Mary Ann (5k), Melinda (5k), Mike (5k), Randy (half), Ron (half), Sara (half), Stefan (5k), Tammy (5k), Wendy (5k), Yvonne (5k)

Did You Know? We don’t need big donations to meet our goal, but every donation matters! Think about pledging $2 or $3 dollars per mile. (A half marathon is 13.1 miles.) Last year, 70% of Team Forge donations and pledges were only $2 or $3 per mile. Did we already mention that every donation matters?! Donate or Pledge Today!

Did You Also Know? Your Team Forge donation or pledge doesn’t have to go toward the Forge. Your donation can also support The Clearing’s Endowment Fund, Scholarship Fund or General Fund. Simply complete the donation form and leave a note in the comments area telling us where you would like your donation to go! Thank you!

And Remember…The Clearing is a not-for-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to The Clearing are tax-deductible.

p.s. Interested in joining “Team Forge”? We’d love to have you running, walking or cheering by our side on May 6th! Get on board by giving Erik a call at The Clearing.

Click to Make a Pledge or Donation Today!
THANK YOU! The following individuals are proud supporters of the 2017 Team Forge!:

Bill Albert
Karen Alesch
Bridget Austin
Helen Balcome
Jean Barrett
Don & Felice Bastian
Kathleen Beck
Eileen Biwer
Bev Blietz
Len Blumenthal
Bob Brogan
Chris Bungener
George & Linda Carey
Paula Christensen
Beth Coleman
Kathy Conrad
Julia Cosgrove
Lou & Daniele Covotsos
Bert Day
Diane Dempsey
Giovanna Deschler
Jane DeWitt
Rich & Sandra Dirks
Pat & Dick Dittmer
Gloria Dougherty
Siobhan Drummond
Irene Erwin
Susan Fiore
Susan Flynn
Thomas & Sara Frizelle
Erik Frost
Arnold Germain
Wally & Norma Hammerberg
Joyce Harms
Dale & Karen Haymann
Steve Hitch
Jerry Hug
Mary Hurney
Bob & Carolyn Kimbell
Mary Kruse
Mary Kruse
Sally Kupkovits
Steven & Maia Lewis
Emma Macari
Gretchen Maring
Ron Matousek
Marianne McGarry
Julie McMahon
Mary Jane Merkley-Zimmerman
Carol & Paul Moertl
Dan Mossman
Edward Movall
Gail Mullaney
Tammy Musiel
Jim & Joanne Musiel
Walter & Elaine Naleway
Linda Nelson
Martha Newkirk
Marilyn Oberst
Ron & Pat Paska
Stefan & Glenna Peters
Jan Pohl
Joan Powers
Patsy Reichert
Mary Jane Rinkleff
Erik & Mary Ann Rinkleff
Marianne Roppuld
Richard Rose
Grace Rossman
Christine Salmon
Melinda Schaufer
Chris Schey
Mike & Cindy Schneider
Gail Schneider
Beverly Schulze
Roy & Bernice Sheahen
Mark Southard
Sandy Stark
Gerry Stenson
Tim & Sue Stone
Richard Stultz
Mary & Roy Thilly
Betty Tool
Gerry Tool
TR Pottery LLC
Randy Tyson
Yvonne Tyson
Linda VanKoevering
Barba Wahl
Phil & Audrey Waitkus
Frank & Carol Weber
Linda & Tom Weisensel
Curt Wessel
Joanne Wessel
Louis & Pat Wisner
Christy Wisniewski
Paul & Sharon Wussow
Duane Youngstedt
Karen Zak
Mike & Maria Zurn