Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie« Back to Events
Before you can have the Birkie, you have to have a Pre-Birkie, right? Well, here it is, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, right in Hayward.
The Hayward Lions Club hosts this qualifying race for the Birkie and Kortelopet with proceeds going to local community projects of the Hayward Lions Club. This Lions Club Fundraiser and FUN race has no equal when it comes to preparing one mentally and physically for the American Birkebeiner. In other words, once you have completed the Pre-Birkie you will have the confidence to take on the mother of all XC marathon races, the American Birkebeiner.
And, if 16 miles/26 kilometers of those beautiful hills were not enough, back by popular demand are the 42K skate/classic races! There are four food stations on the 26K course and six on the 42K course, which are manned by local youth groups who are eager to serve you along your way to the finish at County Highway OO. There, you’ll find refreshments and their famous doughnuts.
Every skier will receive a special Pre-Birkie sweatshirt. Come and enjoy the day – whether participating or just observing – with the Hayward Lions at our Pre-Birkie the “Best Birkie prep race in the Midwest”!
Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie Address:
American Birkebeiner Trail
Hayward, WI 54843
This Pre-Birkie is a great prelude to the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, which also begins in Hayward. That event runs February 21-23 this year, but Birkie-related events in skiing, biking, running, and more are held all year ’round for those who like to be healthy and vibrant regardless of the season. But let’s face it: this is needed most in winter when the weather can be its most trying!