Saturday, February 8, 2014
32 years of Cross Country Skiing Fun!
PRE- BIRKIE Skiers!
The Hayward Lions are proud to present our 32nd Lion’s Pre-Birkie.
This Lions Club Fund Raiser and FUN race has no equal when it comes to preparing one mentally and physically for the American Birkiebeiner. 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 26Kms of those beautiful hills were not enough, …back by popular demand are the 42Km skate/classic races.
There are four food stations on the 26km course and six on the 42km course, which are manned by local youth groups who are eager to serve you along your way to the finish at OO. There you’ll find refreshments and our famous doughnuts.
Every skier will receive a special Pre-Birkie sweatshirt and all skiers who pre-register prior to Jan 15th will get their sweatshirt at the spaghetti feed/late registration or on race day late registration at the VFW.
Finally, We wanted to make our race day FUN for the whole family so this year we are also serving up a kid’s race, which is apply named the “Leo Loppet” (Leos are young Lions)
These 2km and 4Km non-timed races for the youngsters will be held at the OO (Pre-Birkie finish area) Our “Leo Loppet” racers will be rewarded at the finish with awards and goodies along with a special T-shirt for participating. So, if you have a youngster(s) who wants to be a part of the fun, sign them up!
Come and enjoy the day with the Hayward Lions at our Pre-Birkie the “Best Birkie prep race in the Midwest”