Imagine the energy of 1,000 kids, ages 3 to 13, standing on skis awaiting the sound of the starting gun for the Barnebirkie, sponsored by Salomon & Swiss Miss. The excitement – and noise – is exhilarating as each participant anticipates his or her 1-, 3- or 5-kilometer event.
Every child is a winner! Every participant receives:
FOR SCHOOL GROUPS registering please note: All registration forms must be received in the Birkebeiner office by Thursday, February 13, 2014.
Date: Thursday - February 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m
Location: Starts behind the Hayward Primary School. Finishes on Main Street.
The Start of the Barnebirkie is behind the Hayward Primary School. The race finishes on Hayward's Main Street.
1K - Children ski from the Race Start behind the Hayward Primary School onto Main Street.
3K - Children ski from the Start to the Hayward Golf Course for one lap, return to the Primary School and then to Main Street.
5K - Same as the 3K except children will ski two laps on the Hayward Golf Course. There is a time limit (TBD) for children to complete the first lap. If that limit is not met then they will not be allowed to start the second lap. They will ski directly to Main Street.
After receiving their medals and refreshments, children will have the opportunity to play games and test their ski skills on a special course set up in the park between People’s Bank of Wisconsin and the post office.
The Barnie Ski Games will include events for all ages and abilities including:
No poles are allowed in the Barnie Ski Games area for safety reasons.
The games are sponsored by Medica Foundation and Woodland Developments & Realty. Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) elite skiers will be on hand to help with the games, sign bibs and offer skiing tips.
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