Q: Where does the name “Hey Hey 5k” come from?
A: The late Door County icon Freddie Kodanko used to say “Hey Hey!” as his greeting. A fun-loving guy who drove his tractor around the peninsula, playing polka music everywhere he went, Freddie K. was known as the Polka King.
Q: Who is organizing the run?
A: The run is organized by the Peninsula Pacers, the same group that organized the Door County Half Marathon, Door County Pond Hockey Tournament, and the Spring Classic and Fall Challenge bike rides.
Q: I only run to polka music. Will there be any at the race?
A: Does a McMahon grow a beard? Yes, there will be polka at the starting line!
Q: What is the course route?
A: Check out the Runner Info page and you’ll find the map. The race starts and ends at Door County Brewing Co.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There is limited parking available at the taproom, but there is also parking just down the road a couple hundred feet at the fire station and behind the Cornerstone Pub, as well as on Hwy 57. See the Runner Info page for a map.
Q: When is Packet Pickup?
A: You can pick up your packet Friday night from 6 – 9 pm at Door County Brewing Co., and also Saturday morning at 7 am – 7:45 am at the taproom.
Q: Can I register at the race?
A: Yes, you can register Saturday morning at 7 am.
Q: Is the race chip-timed?
A: Yes, the race is chip-timed, and there will be division awards for 1st place male and female Overall and Masters. Age division winners will be listed, but there will not be medals for age divisions.
Q: I don’t like beer, will other beverages be available?
A: Yes, there will be root beer available as well.
Q: How long is the race?