History Comes to Life at the American Birkebeiner – ABSF Seeks Birkebeiner Warriors, Inga & Prince Haakon

Skiers Needed to Re-enact Historic Birkebeiner Journey at Birkie 2018 Hayward, Wisconsin (November 6, 2017) – In February 2018, an estimated 13,000 cross-country skiers will gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in Birkie week ski events. The Slumberland American Birkebeiner is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and the signature event of […]

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American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Final Price Increase Fast Approaching

Skiers Encouraged to Register Before November 2, 2017! Hayward, Wis. (October 30, 2017) – With flurries in the air and Birkie week festivities a mere 114 days away, skiers interested in participating in the American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, or Prince Haakon races are urged to register before the Thursday, November 2, 2017 price increase. Many race […]

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You’re Invited to Birksgiving!

Hear the latest Birkie news from Ben Popp: Snowmaking update! Birkie at the Super Bowl?! Telemark update! At the event we will ask you to embrace the giving season by supporting Phase 2 of our Capital Campaign Honoring the Legacy – Ensuring the Future. Thursday, November 9th 6:00pm – 7:30pm Kegel’s Inn 5901 W. National […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival & USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship Finish with Podiums from Coast to Coast!

Birkie Trail Run Festival Continues to Grow & Attract Runners Nationwide Hayward, WI (September 30, 2017) – Runners and trekkers were welcomed with perfect temperatures, sunny skies, and cool autumn breezes at Birkie Ridge, Seeley, WI, for the 16th Annual Birkie Trail Run Festival and USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship race. With a record field […]

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Runners Arrive for Birkie Trail Run Festival & USATF 2017 Half Marathon Trail Championship

Birkie Half Marathon Draws Record Roster of Elite Athletes Hayward, WI (September 28, 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, is the host event […]

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2017 Birkie Trail Run Festival Athletes to Watch

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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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