One day, eight events, including NEW Ultra 100K Marathon.
Hayward, WI (July 7, 2015) — From the challenge and intensity of a 100km Ultra Marathon to the fun of a 5k run, an anticipated 1000 runners and trekkers from around the Midwest will take to the trails for the 14th annual Birkie Trail Run & Trek on September 26, 2015. Participants will traverse their way through old growth forests along portions of the iconic Birkie Trail stretching from Cable to Hayward, Wisc. With eight events on the roster – including a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, Nordic Trek, and this year’s new 100K Ultra Marathon – there is a north woods trail experience available for every ability level.
The eight Birkie Trail Run & Trek events, sponsored by Salomon, place runners and trekkers on some of the most scenic stretches of the famous Birkie trail and single-tract sections of the CAMBA (Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association) trail system. The Birkie Trail Run & Trek event is ideal for runners looking to break free from traditional road running and provides an ideal crossover race experience and introduction to trail running.
“Trail running has seen tremendous growth in recent years,” said Ben Popp, American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation (ABSF) Executive Director. “The Birkie Trail Run & Trek provides adventurous spirits with a healthy opportunity to get out and engage with nature and the environment.”
The Birkie Trail Run & Trek events include opportunities for veteran and recreational trail runners, as well as those seeking a road to trail crossover running experience.
- New! 100K Ultra Marathon
- Marathon Relay (Teams of 3 or 6)
- Half Marathon
- 10 mile Trek (Nordic walk with poles)
- 5K Run/Walk
- Youth 5K (12 and under) and 1K (Free for ages 9 and under)
“The Birkie Trail has a wide, grass covered, level surface, and the CAMBA single-tract is smooth and fast,” said Allan Serrano, ABSF Event Director. “But don’t make any mistake about it, this is a 100% trail race with the famous Birkie hills making for an enjoyable and exciting experience for all level of athletes.”
“We are very pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Birkie Trail Run & Trek. We have long considered the ABSF to be a very strong partner on the Nordic trek side and are excited to strengthen the relationship by supporting the overall trail run events too,” commented Josh Korn, Regional Marketing Manager, Salomon Soft Goods. “The Birkie trail is truly a gem of a course for both running and Nordic trekking alike – everyone is sure to enjoy the trails!”
Runners and trekkers will experience a friendly north woods vibe, a great trail, on-site camping opportunities, and Big Tent finish line festivities including a cook-out, camaraderie, craft beers and more. Later that evening, post-race festivities will continue with live music and an official awards ceremony. Additional event information and registration for the Birkie Trail Run & Trek is available at Birkie.com
Over the years, the Birkie has grown its programming into an exciting array of fitness and recreational opportunities. The 107-kilometer Birkie Trail system attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars.
About the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and Birkie® Events
Located near Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is known for its signature American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon held each February. Today, the Birkie brand has grown to encompass a year round lifestyle that provides healthy, active events for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all levels. From the iconic Birkie ski race to the Birkie Trail Run & Trek, and Fat Bike Birkie race, the ABSF and the Birkie Trail attract skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars.
Birkie. Ski. Run. Bike. Live! Visit www.Birkie.com to learn more.
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