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Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie

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Event:
Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie
Start:
February 10, 2018 8:00 am
End:
February 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Category:
Organizer:
Hayward Lions
Phone:
715-558-6251
Updated:
February 7, 2018
Venue:
American Birkebeiner Trails
Phone:
715-634-4494
Address:
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Downtown Hayward, Hayward, WI, 54843, United States
Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie logo


Before you can have the Birkie, you have to have a Pre-Birkie, right? Well, here it is, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 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
(715) 634-4994
Website

Hayward is reachable via U.S. 63 (about 25 minutes northeast of the junction with U.S. 53 at Trego), Highway 27, or Highway 77, smack dab in the midst of the beautiful North Woods in Sawyer County.

This Pre-Birkie is a great prelude to the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, which also begins in Hayward. That event runs February 22-24 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!