Meet the Team!

@ the Door County Half Marathon & 5K on May 6!

Meet the members of this years’ ultra cool Team Forge. In addition to a lot of running and walking these past few months, they’ve also raised awareness for The Clearing and for the new blacksmith forge and metals studio. AND they’ve raised over $9000! Just who are these Clearing colossals? Below you will find the finest group of athletes this side of Ellison Bay.

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ANKA
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BRUCE
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CAROLYN
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CINDY
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CURT
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ERIK
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GLENNA
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JASON
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MARY ANN
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MELINDA
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MIKE
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RANDY
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RON
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SARA
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STEFAN
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TAMMY
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WENDY
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Anka | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
To support team forge and it’s good exercise and I like running.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Super speed

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
It would start at Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor and end at Bea’s Ho-Made Products.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
A new head band.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Squeeze & Sour

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Lemonade machine that follows you everywhere on the course.

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
My excitement!

Bruce | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
Melinda made me.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Thyme from Rocky sung by Tiny Tim

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Invisible

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Same place they do the pub crawl

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Lime green shoes

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Flash… Slug was already taken.

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Moving sidewalks like at the airport

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
That I show up and finish.

Carolyn | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
Good motivation to shape up for a good cause.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
“Walk on By”

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Fleet footed Mercury, Messenger of the gods.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Right here in Baileys Harbor, ending at 8050 Hwy 57 – right next to my crash pad.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Gel inserts for my tennies.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Hike with Mike

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Roller Skates

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
Well, I’m not a quitter!

Cindy | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
As usual, peer pressure!

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?

Curt | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
I have been asking myself that question……

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Patsy Cline: ‘Walkin after Midnight”

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Dunno.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
One that has a craft brewery at the end of it.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
The Dayglo orange is all I need!

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Slow — or Mr. Slow.

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Dunno.

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
I will let you know…….

Erik | Half


Why are you running/walking this year?
I’m excited to see what creative doors will be opened by the addition of the Forge & Metals studio. I think we’ve only seen a small part of what this building will offer and am happy to be a part of its ‘opening day’!

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” Wynton Marsalis

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
A fast forward button for the run. A slow motion button for the team gathering afterward.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
The streets of Venice…curves, corners and NOOO straight aways to see how much farther I need to go.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
I’m hoping to forge my own water bottle.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Glucose Maximus

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
A Gatorade osmosis waterfall would allow runners to hydrate by simply running through an electrolyte spray without slowing down or stopping. It would also eliminate the use of plastic and paper cups thereby keeping the aid station neat and tidy.

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
To do something like this AGAIN, I gotta have my sense of humor.

Glenna | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
It’s become a bad habit I can’t break!

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
RESPECT….Aretha Franklin

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
The power of “fast forwarding”

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
The Red Putter because it’s short AND FUN…. and (in memory of Bob Yttri)

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
New socks

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Grandmommy Long Legs

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Solar powered sneakers

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
My optimistic confidence

Jason | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
Running

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
“I Crashed My Car into a Bridge and I Don’t Care” Icona Pop

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Invisibility – so I could run in the buff

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
start My house -end any good coffee shop

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
shoes

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Dr. Bonk

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
air conditioned shorts

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
optimism

Mary Ann | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
For The Clearing, of course. The Team Forge swag is pretty cool, too.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
“Get Up Offa That Thing” (James Brown)

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Time travel, so I could be enjoying a post-race brew while everyone else is still running.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
I can’t think of anywhere better than Peninsula State Park. Why go anywhere else?

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Socks.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
ShuffleBored. Not tough enough? How about: She Who Brings It On Race Day.

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
A huge fan that follows you around the course to provide a constant tailwind.

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
Ummmmm …

Melinda | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
I like the challenge, but mostly because I love the people on Team Forge and want to be part of all the fun!!

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” by Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”, “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga, or Justin Timberlake’s “Dance, Dance”

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
I would love to be Super Girl, complete with cape, for more power!!

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
I would love it in Taos NM in the country where my friend has her Equine Sanctuary!!

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Well, I just may have to buy the pink cowgirl hat I tried on in San Antonio!

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Speed Queen

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Pizza pan size chocolate chip cookies!

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
That I do not give up!

Mike | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
As usual, peer pressure!

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Either Help! or The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Flight

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Any route that ends at a bakery because, well, it ends at a bakery

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
A surrogate

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Strider (like in the Lord of the Rings)

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Human flight

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
The fact that I’m actually able to finish the race (I hope)

Randy | Half


Why are you running/walking this year?
Cause Erik said to.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Gladys Knight “I really got to use my imagination”

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
ability to suppress pain

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Sister Bay to Washington Island in winter, cause it would be FLAT

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Crutches

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Rum Runner

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Rollerblades

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
Inability to quit

Ron | Half


Why are you running/walking this year?
I like being in the midst of so many fit & trim (and younger) runners.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Being Spider Man, soaring through the trees above the field would be cool.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Really, I think it would be tough to beat the Peninsula Park Course.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
I’ve always coveted those new, incredibly compact GPS watches.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
How about “Rapid Ron”

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Anti-gravity shoes

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
I love the sense of satisfaction – and relief – when I cross the finish line.

Sara | Half


Why are you running/walking this year?
I’m still trying to determine that.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Another One Bites the Dust or Hangin’ Tough (NKOTB Baby!)

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Flight. Definitely Flight.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
New Zealand. Anywhere on the South Island.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
New Knees and Wheelies!…You know those wheeled shoes…

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
The Lil Engine that Could

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Pain Cancelling Headphones

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
My ability to pee 16 times in the 30 minute window before the race.

Stefan | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
I always follow Glenna’s bad habits.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN…..Wizard of Oz

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Clairvoyance

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Little Italy in NYCity…for the pizza

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Better sneakers

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
Speed-o

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Electric roller skates

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
The ability to laugh at myself.

Tammy | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
How else can I have as much fun – walking/talking with Melinda while raising funds for the Forge?

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
To be like The Flash – superhuman speed!

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Not sure that there are any better places than Peninsula State Park.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
New shoes as my training has just about worn out my current pair.

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?
The Torch

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Scooters

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
Feeling good about being part of an elite group of athletes, even though I’m not. : )

Wendy | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
My butt is getting big from lack of exercise. Or, to raise money for the Forge. Of course.

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Firework, Katie Perry

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Flight. Damn hills.

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Somewhere flat and fast.

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
New shoes. Perhaps they will help me go faster?

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Tow rope up the hills in the park.

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?
The pure feeling of elation of it all. After I stop gasping for air at the finish line.

Yvonne | 5K


Why are you running/walking this year?
Cause if the old man can do a half, I surely can do 5k

You and the finish line DJ are best friends. What song do you request to play as you cross the finish line?
Either Foot Loose or Happy Feet!

If you could have any one superpower on May 6, which would you choose?
Have happy feet!

If you could create a 5K/Half Marathon route anywhere, where would it be and why?
Anywhere flat!

What running/walking apparel/accessory will you buy next?
Ankle brace!!!

If you could choose your own race day nickname, what would it be?

What invention would make the 5K/Half Marathon better?
Great music

What trait do you like the most about yourself on race day?