Eight Events to Choose From 5k to 100K Ultra Marathon!

The eight Birkie Trail Run, Relay and Trek events feature the best sections of the famous Birkie Trail and single-track sections of the CAMBA trail system. This an event that is perfect for runners looking to break free from the roads, it is a great crossover and introduction to trail running. The Birkie Trail has a wide, grass covered, level surface, and the single-track is smooth and fast. But don’t make any mistake, this is a 100% trail race, with the famous Birkie hills, making for a challenging race for even veteran trail runners. Hammer it or cover your favorite distance at a recreational pace. Either way, this event has a great, friendly vibe and a finish-line party with local food and craft beer on tap from the Cabin Stop of Hayward. If you love to run on a great trail, this is the event to put on your calendar NOW. See you in September!

2016 Birkie Trail Run Festival

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The Birkie Trail Run follows the ATRA Event Standards


Pick Your Event!

  • Ultra Marathon (100 km -62 miles)
  • Marathon (25.8 miles)
  • 3 Person Marathon Relay
  • 6 Person Marathon Relay
  • Half Marathon(12.4 miles)
  • Nordic Trek (10 mile walk with poles)
  • 5 Km Run/Walk
  • 1 Km for Kids – FREE!

All events start and finish near the big expo tent at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead located on Highway 63, 2.4 miles north of Seeley, WI.
The Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon all include sections of Birkie Trail and CAMBA Singletrack!

Register Online until 8:00 p.m. on Friday September 29 or in person at the Birkie Trail Run Expo 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.—there is no race-day registration

Individual Events

 Through 3/303/31 thru 6/296/30 thru 8/108/11 thru 9/149/15 thru 9/29
100 km Ultra Marathon$85$95$105$115$125
Half Marathon$65$75$85$95$105
Trek - 10 miles$45$55$65$75$80
5 Km Run/Walk$20$20$25$35$40
5 km Ages 12 and Under$10$10$10$10$10
1 km Kids Dash (9 and Under)FREEFREEFREEFREEFREE

Relay Events

Relay Teams will be placed in six categories; Women, Men, Mixed, 40+ Women; 40+ Men; 40+ Mixed. Enter as a Women, Men, or Mixed team and we’ll place you in the appropriate category based on age on race day.

The Team Captain must register and pay for the team.  Each team member must register individually under the same Team Captain and Team Name to be issued the Team’s bib number.
3-Person Teams must have 2 or 3 team members; Mixed Teams must have one member of each sex.
6-Person Teams must have 4 to 6 team members; Mixed Teams must have two members of each sex.
Relay Teams need a high-clearance vehicle for accessing the aid stations where the exchanges take place.

 Through 3/303/31 thru 6/296/30 to 8/108/11 to 9/149/14 thru 9/27
3-Person Marathon Relay (2 or 3 runners)$100$120$135

6-Person Marathon Relay (4 to 6 runners)$200

Age Restrictions

Participants in the Half Marathon must be 13 years old or older by October 1, 2016.
Marathon and Ultra Participants must be 18 years old or older by October 1, 2016.



Title Sponsor



Dr. Carlson
Presenting Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
Marathon Relay

Presenting Sponsor
Half Marathon
Presenting Sponsor
100K Ultra
Corner Deli
Presenting Sponsor 5K
& Post-Race BBQ and Beverage



Hayward Coffee Company
Marketplace Foods
92.3 WRLS

Vendor Fair

Check out our new Birkie Vendor Fair with great gear, clothing, and more while you wait for your friends and family to cross the finish line and dig into the post-race BBQ from The Corner Deli. Find your favorite part of the festival at this year’s Birkie Trail Run!

  • Salomon
  • FITS
  • Hydro Flask
  • Bjorn Daehlie
  • Gear West
  • Bliz Eyewear
  • Bergans of Norway
  • Altra Running Shoes
  • Julbo Eyewear
  • Skratch Labs
  • Riverbrook Bike & Ski
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • The Corner Deli — at Cenex
  • Hayward Coffee Company
  • Birkie Store