The Hayward Area is proud to be home to many world-class events, along with historical and cultural festivals each year. The finest athletes in the world compete annually in the Lumberjack World Championships, American Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon, and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival mountain bike race. Join us for the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce Musky Festival, Hayward’s largest community event every June, or celebrate the beautiful culture and tradition of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe at the Honor the Earth Powwow.
Sat12Jan2019Seeley, WI 54843
Seeley Hills Classic
The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is sanctioned by the US Ski & Snowboard and is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race. The marathon race also connects some of the biggest cross-country ski events across the region, as the Seeley Hills Classic is the first of six races in the CXC Marathon Cup series.
UPDATE, JANUARY 8TH: After not receiving the forecasted snow yesterday and enduring a day of drizzle, it has been decided that the 2019 Seeley Hills Classic will be moved to the Birkie Start stadium.
The former 42k race will start as scheduled at 10 AM and ski south to Timber Trail. At this point, they will turn and ski back to the start passing through the stadium for a second lap. The total distance will be 30k.
The former 22k will start at 10:15 and ski the same course but only one lap for a distance of 15k. The HS. and Middle School races will start at 10:30 also at the Birkie start.
Friday registration and bib pick up will be from 5 to 9 at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley. However Saturday morning from 8 to 9:30 registration and bib pick up will be at the Great Hall at the Birkie start venue.
8 to 9:30 / Registration at Great Hall
10 AM / 30K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
10:15 / 15K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
10:30 / High School Race (Birkie Start Stadium)
2 PM / Awards and Raffle at Sawmill Saloon