Be a part of the tradition! Join us for the 32nd Seeley Hills Classic!

The Seeley Hills Classic, started in 1992, is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race.

Steeped in history and local ties, the race has served as a major fundraiser for the Seeley Ski Club, allowing it to promote skiing in a number of ways. The club was responsible for lighting the Birkie Trail at the Highway OO area, and developed 15K Sawyer County Ski Trail in the Seeley area, which it maintains and grooms. Today, with the help of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, the Seeley Hills Classic legacy will continue to keep skiing strong in the Seeley area.


Register Now to Ensure Your 2022 Seeley Hills Classic Hat!

May 1 - Sept 9Sept 10 - Nov 18Nov 19 - Jan 27Jan 28-29

Participants must be 15 years of age or older on race day to compete in the 42K event.  Participants must be 10 years of age or older on race day to compete in the 22k event.

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Race Changes

Races changes may be made until 7:00pm Friday, January 28. Please email


All races will start and finish at the Hwy OO Trailhead in the Kortelopet Stadium in Seeley, WI.

Parking is available at OO in the north and south lots at the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center.  Please use the Key Log Crossing to access the Kortelopet Stadium from the north side and do not cross directly on the road. Porta-potties will be located in the parking lots and at the start/finish line.

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:00 – 9:00am: Bib pickup at the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center at the Hwy OO Trailhead.  No in-person registration, please register online before arriving!
  • 10:00am: Race starts! Stay tuned for more details.
  • 12:00pm: Soup at the Sawmill for participants
  • 2:00pm: Awards Ceremony at the Sawmill

Course Maps

The 42K race will start at OO in the Kortelopet start area and make its way over Hwy OO on the Key Log Crossing.  The course will go north on the Birkie Skate Trail, veer onto the Birkie Classic Trail north of Timber Trail, cut over to the old Korte Trail, and head south on the Birkie Classic Trail back to the finish line in the Kortelopet Stadium.

The 22K is returning to its roots!  From the Kortelopet stadium, the course will go south 11K, turn around, and head north to finish in the Kortelopet stadium.

Aid stations will be found at Timber Trail, Fire Tower, Boedecker, and Gravel Pit for the 42K race.  The race will travel through each station twice.  The 22K race will have an aid station at Gravel Pit.  Aid stations will offer water, Nuun Performance, and GU products.  Consider going green and carrying your own hydration vessel!

42K Course Map

22K Course Map


Overall winners for the 43K and 23K races will receive an award, as well as the top two in each age group category.  Awards will be presented following the race at the Sawmill Saloon at 2 pm.

Age Group Categories

42K Race

– 29 years and under
– 30 – 39 years
– 40 – 49 years
– 50 – 59 years
– 60 – 69 years
– 70 + years

22K Race

– 19 years and under
– 20 – 29 years
– 30 – 39 years
– 40 – 49 years
– 50 – 59 years
– 60 – 69 years
– 70 + years


Do you have an interest to volunteer for the Seeley Hills Classic? We need help with Aid Stations, Awards, Bibs, Parking, Start and Finish area. Click here to review available shifts.

Results & Photos

2021 Results »

2020 Results »

2019 Results »

Event timing and results provided by PrimeTime Timing.

Event photos by Once In A Blue Moon Studio-Kelly Randolph Photography.