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Birkie Trail Run & Trek

Sep 27, 2014 @ 8:00 am

Five Events to Choose From … Now with Singletrack!

The FIVE Birkie Trail Run, Relay and Trek events on Sept. 27 put you on some of the best sections of the famous Birkie Trail and now—for die-hard trail and singletrack runners—we’ve added sections of SINGLETRACK to the marathon and half marathon courses! These singletrack sections are part of the CAMBA trail system, one of the best in the nation and the singletrack capital of the Midwest. The Birkie Trail itself has enough roots and rocks to keep it interesting. But, for runners looking to break free from the roads, it is a great crossover and introduction to trail running. The main course is 30 feet wide, grass covered, and mowed, with a bike path down the middle to keep those sections fast. There is plenty of room to pass on the uphills, downhills, and flats. Also new this year is that all events start and finish at the new Birkie Ridge trailhead, right off Hwy. 63, just two miles north of Seeley, WI. Starting here puts you on some of the best parts of the Birkie Trail and singletrack.

Pick Your Event!

The Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon all include sections of Birkie Trail and CAMBA Singletrack!
•26.2 mile Marathon
•26.2 mile Marathon Relay (teams of 3- or 6-people)
•13.1 mile Half Marathon
•12.5 mile Birkie Trek (Nordic Walk)
•6K Fun Run/Walk
•1K for Kids – FREE!

Saturday, Sept. 27 — Event Schedule

ALL EVENTS Start and Finish at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead

6:30 a.m.
•Bib Pick-up opens in the start/finish tent at the Birkie Ridge trailhead, located on Hwy 63 two miles north of Seeley, WI (11 miles north of Hayward).

8:00 a.m.
•Start of the individual Marathon event

8:15 a.m.
•Marathon Relay team meeting at start line. Team captains must attend the meeting to go over rules and announcements. Teams and team vehicles will park in the Birkie Ridge parking lot and drive from their to their first hand-off location at the Boedecker trailhead.
•Trek warm-up and stretch.

8:30 a.m.
•Start of the Marathon Relay event

9:00 a.m.
•Start of the Trek event

10:00 a.m.
•Start of the Half-Marathon event

11:00 a.m.
•Kids games start
•First finishers of the individual Marathon
•Cut-off at 1/4 mile north of “OO” for Marathon and Marathon Relay runners (runners will be transported to the finish area)

11:15 a.m.
•6K Bib pick-up closes

11:30 a.m.
•Start of the 6K Fun Run and Walk event

11:30 a.m.
•First finishers of the Half Marathon

11:30 a.m.
•First finishers of the Marathon Relay
•Food and beverage serving begins in the start/finish tent
•Awards Ceremony for the overall Marathon winners

•Start of Kids 1K Fun Run event

12:30 p.m.
•Awards ceremony for overall Half Marathon and 5K winners
•Age-Class Awards for 6K

1:00 p.m.
•Age-Class Awards for Marathon and Half Marathon – Awards will be given to the top three in each age class
•Overall Marathon Relay Awards

1:15 p.m.
•Cut-off for all participants at Timber Trail Road crossing (participants will be transported to the finish line)

2:00 p.m.
•Cut-off for all participants at Fire Tower Food Station (including Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and Nordic Trek)

3:00 p.m.
•The party continues as we enjoy the post-race feed and wait for all participants, friends, and family to cross the finish line!

BIG Prize Drawings at Bib Pick-Up!

Head inside the CABIN STOP on Hwy 63–on your way into Hayward if you are coming from the south, and just a couple of blocks from the Birkie office if you are coming in from the north end of town. WOW! 6 BIG DOOR PRIZES plus sampling stations for craft beers, wines, artisan breads, cheeses, and more.

1. American Birkebeiner VIP Package:
Get a free entry for the 2015 or 2016 Birkie, Korte, or Prince
Haakon AND park at Race Start area
2. Cabin Stop Gift Bags: See photos below – 12 Winners Total
3. Salomon Hydration Pack: 4 Winners Total
4. Free Birkie Entry: BirkieTour, Fat Bike Birkie, or Birkie Trail Run
5. Two-Night Stay at McCormick House Bed & Breakfast in
Hayward: Luxury accommodations in the heart of Hayward
6. FITS Sock Packs: 3 Pairs – 3 Winners Total

The Cabin Stop is Sponsor of the Post-Race Party for the Birkie Trail Run & Trek, BirkieTour, and Fat Bike Birkie, and is the Presenting Sponsor of the Birkie Trail 6K.

Participant Gift

Every participant in the Birkie Trail Run, Relay & Trek events will receive a cool hat and a ticket for the big post-race lunch in the finish line tent, including your first beer free! All food, drinks, and craft beer on tap are compliments of the Cabin Stop of Hayward.

Finisher Medals

Every participant in any of the five events also gets a a great-looking Birkie medal when they cross the finish line!


All race proceeds from this event are used for Birkie Trail maintenance and improvement.

Please … No Dogs at Event

To assure the safety of all participants and spectators, no pets or strollers are allowed on the course. Pets are also not allowed anywhere on the event grounds, including the course, start / finish line area, tent, and food and spectator areas. Signs will be posted as a reminder. If you must bring a pet, please confine it to the parking area at Birkie Ridge.

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