Schneider Repeats as Door County Half Marathon Champ

*Results/Photo submitted by Myles Dannhausen, Course Director

Rodee Schneider, two time champion of Door County Half Marathon

Appleton’s Rodee Schneider won his second Door County Half Marathon in the 7th edition of the run in Peninsula State Park on Saturday.

Schneider paced a pack that welcomed the sun after a long, cold winter. Large ice shoves still dotted the shoreline, providing runners a once in a lifetime May view as they rounded the turn at mile 12.

Schneider, 32, finished in 1:14:32.  Damian Bednorz of Chicago finished second in 1:15:47, while Scott Mueller of Pewaukee took third in 1:16:10.

The women’s side of the field also had a familiar face in first.  Molly Schneider of Madison repeated as well, finishing in 1:27:50.  The 27 year-old set the course record in 2013.  Jennifer Chaudoir of Green Bay finished second in 1:28:39.  Annie Bley of Egg Harbor finished third in 1:30:10.

In the Nicolet Bay 5k, Trent Evans of Cottage Grove set a new course record of 16:06. The 24 year-old needed every bit of his effort to hold off 45 year-old Roy Pugsley of Potomac Falls, VA who finished in 16:11.

The top female finisher was Heather Tuttle Copela, 42, of De Pere. She finished in 20:44 to easily outpace second place Maureen McNally, 40, of Whitefish Bay.

More than 2,050 runners signed up for this year’s race, the largest field in the event’s history. An additional 610 signed up for the Nicolet Bay 5k.

The event’s 40 Run For A Cause participants raised more than $20,000 for charity this year, bringing the 5-year program total to nearly $70,000.

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The 8th Door County Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Door County Half Marathon Overall

1. Rodee Schneider, 32, Appleton, 1:14:32
2. Damian Bednorz, 34, Chicago, 1:15:47

3. Scott Mueller, 28, Pewaukee, 1:16:10

4. Dominick Meyer, 28, Clinton, 1:17:19

5. Michael Miller, 25, La Crosse, 1:21:34


1. Molly Schneider, 27, Madison, 1:27:50

2. Jennifer Chaudoir, 39, Green Bay, 1:28:39

3. Annie Bley, 24, Egg Harbor, 1:30:10

4. Danielle Peiffer, 39, Port Washington, 1:31:10

5. Cleo Ferris, 44, De Pere, 1:32:35

Nicolet Bay 5k


1. Trent Evans, 24, Cottage Grove, 16:06

2. Roy Pugsley, 45, Potomac Falls, VA, 16:11

3. Dustin Hudak, 13, Lowell, IN, 18:10

4. Nicholas Gallagher, 25, Madison, 18:25

5. Tony Kessler, 47, Menasha, 18:37


1. Allison Arndt, 34, Franklin, 18:58

2. Heather Tuttle Copela, 42, De Pere, 20:44

3. Madison Meinke, 13, Neenah, 21:24

4. Sun torke, 32, Greendale, 21:32

5. Megan Arbic, 13, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 22:39

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