Hayward Area Kids “Dive for the Dirt” in New Outdoor Obstacle Course Series

Free to All Kids Ages 6 to 18 Hayward, WI (July 28, 2017) – There’s a new event series in town, just for kids. And, just like the popular obstacle courses out there for adults, this one is full of ways to scramble, climb, dodge, and jump your way through to the finish. “Dive for […]

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ABSF Announces Newly Elected Members to 2017-1018 Board of Directors

Hayward, WI (August 7, 2017) — With a mission of engaging, creating, and inspiring a healthy, active lifestyle, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) announced newly elected members to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  Nominations and voting culminated in the announcement at the ABSF’s Annual Meeting on August 5 at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in […]

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American Birkebeiner Annual Meeting & Trailside Cabin Dedication – August 5

ABSF to Announce 2017-2018 Board of Directors Hayward, WI (July 31, 2017) — With a mission of engaging, creating, and inspiring a healthy, active lifestyle, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) announces its 2017 Annual Meeting on August 5 to recap the past year, provide an update on 2017-2018 planning, and announce newly elected members […]

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Channel Your Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk

Be a Part of Hayward’s Legendary Summer Celebration! Yo-Ho! Hayward, WI (July 5, 2017) — Over 100 years ago, lumberjacks felled timber throughout the north woods of Wisconsin. Today, and with a nod toward the region’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will channel their flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk on July 22, 2017. […]

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12 Tips for Crushing Your Birkie Trail Run Event

Jan Guenther . Gear West 1st Place Finisher 2X – Birkie Trail Marathon Birkie Trail Run Festival . Sept. 29-30, 2017 Caught your attention? Ok, for some maybe it’s not about “crushing” it. Let’s try “Tips for Finishing Your Birke Trail Run in Fine Form!” To me, the definition of crushing, means winning an age […]

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American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Race Registration Price Increase Fast Approaching

Last Chance to Guarantee Birkie Gear Bag for 2018 Races Hayward, Wis. (June 26, 2017) – Registration for the 2018 American Birkebeiner schedule of ski events opened in May and included North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner (Birkie), the Kortelopet, (Korte) and Prince Haakon races. This Friday, June 30, 2017, registration […]

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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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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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