Be a Part of the Fabric of Birkie Week 2018

ABSF Announces Annual T-Shirt Design Contest Hayward, Wis. (June 1, 2017) – Each year the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) sends out a call, far and wide, for Birkie fans to channel their inner artist in anticipation of the annual Birkie Official T-Shirt Design Contest. Aspiring artists have an opportunity to submit their original designs […]

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Birkie Powered Fit & Healthy Fun 4 Kids!

ABSF Announces Summer Programming Opportunities for Kids Hayward, Wis. (May 24, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is excited to announce their summer programming scheduled designed to get youth fit and healthy this summer! All four programs expose kids to a variety of different outdoor activities and provide them with experiences and opportunities to […]

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SL mattress campaign FINAL-APPROVED_5-19-17

Sleep Better and Ski, Run, Bike ANY Birkie Event for Free

Purchase any Tempur-Pedic mattress from Slumberland Furniture and get a free entry to ANY year-round Birkie event Hayward, Wis. (May 18, 2017) – Slumberland Furniture and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation have announced the “Ready, Set, Sleep!” program, starting June 10, 2017. Purchase any Tempur-Pedic mattress from Slumberland Furniture and get a free entry to […]

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ABSF Executive Director Ben Popp to Receive John Hugus Leadership Award at 2017 CXC Awards Presentation and Dinner

The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) will be recognizing community leaders and friends at their annual CXC Awards Presentation and Dinner as part of the 2017 CXC Congress. ABSF Executive Director Ben Popp will be receiving the John Hugus Leadership Award at this year’s presentation.

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Hayward Area Schools Get Moving With National Walk & Bike to School Day

Students Get Riding on May 10, 2017 Hayward area school students are invited to join a nationwide movement on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 for National Walk & Bike to School Day. Students from Hayward and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) will walk or pedal their way to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Participants […]

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American Birkebeiner Foundation 2018 Event Registration Opens Monday, May 1, 2017

Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon, BirkieTour & Fat Bike Birkie Hayward, Wis. (April 25, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) board of directors today announced that registration will open for the 2018 American Birkebeiner schedule of events on May 1, 2017. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, is scheduled for […]

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ABSF and USATF Announce 2017 Half Marathon Trail Championship

Birkie Trail Run Half Marathon Selected as Championship Race Hayward, WI (April 21, 2017) – September 30, 2017 marks the 16th Birkie Trail Run Festival held on the legendary hills of the iconic Birkie Trail. The Birkie Trail Run Half Marathon, part of the Birkie Trail Run Festival weekend of events, has been selected as […]

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Welcome Home, Jessie Diggins, Skier Extraordinaire & Birkie Ambassador!

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event Wednesday, April 12 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Slumberland Campus, Discovery Building 1 Imation Drive, Oakdale, MN On Hwy 14 just East of 694 (formerly Imation Headquarters) 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meet Jessie, get a signed poster, take a photo with medals, enjoy refreshments, register for free prizes 6:30 to […]

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Fat Bike Birkie Draws Field of 1200 Participants from 18 States & 2 Countries

Wakeley & Schneeberger Take Top Honors Hayward, WI (March 11, 2017) – It was a brisk morning under a bluebird sky at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead as 1200 riders rolled their way through the north woods of Wisconsin in the 5th annual 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, the world’s largest fat bike race. Riders tested their […]

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Job Opening: ABSF Development Director

Job Title: Development Director (DD) Organization Summary: The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to hosting one of the world’s greatest ski races, the American Birkebeiner, along with a complement of year-round supporting events, maintaining the nation’s premier recreation trails, and promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities. […]

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