All classical technique 42K and 22K races on Saturday with a start time at 10:00 AM at the OO warming building on the Birkie Trail. The 42K Classic is Birkebeiner qualifying race and is sanctioned by USSA. The 5K High School Race starts at 10:15 AM at OO as well.
Utilizes the American Birkebeiner Ski Trail. The 42K skiers will start at the OO building, go north on the new Birkie Classic Trail and return on the Birkie Trail to OO. They will cross OO and go south 11K to the turnaround and return north to the finish at the OO building. Skiers of the 22K race will start at OO building, ski south 11K to the turnaround and head north to finish at OO. Cut-off time will be enforced. First 400 skiers registered to finish the race will receive the new SWIX Classic Ski Hat. Each finisher will receive a bowl of soup and a roll following the race at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley. Overall winners of the 42K and 22K races will receive an award. Awards to top two in each age class, male and female 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, plus wood ski class. (Organizers reserve the right to combine categories and classes based on registration.) Awards presentation and raffle prize drawings will be held following the race at the Sawmill Salon. Register by mail or in person at the Sawmill Saloon on Friday, January 16 from 5 PM to 9 PM and day of the race from 7 AM to 9 AM. BIB pick up will be at this time. Raffle tickets for skis, merchandise and miscellaneous can be purchased during registration and during the day Saturday.