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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Fat Bike Birkie Rolls Out with Record Number of Riders

World’s Largest Fat Bike Race Expands Participant Field Hayward, WI (March 6, 2017) – On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will greet 1200 fat bikers to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, just east of Cable, Wisconsin. Riders will test their expertise and skill on the legendary hills of the Birkie Trail […]

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BirkieFest 2017 Draws over 10,000 Skiers & Spectators After Iconic Race is Canceled

Live Music, Birkie Brew-Ski, and Camaraderie Aplenty! Hayward, WI (February 25, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s BirkieFest 2017 brought over 10,000 skiers and spectators to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and new start area near Cable, WI. Skiers from around the world and across the country took to the Birkie Trail for a quick […]

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ABSF Announces Cancellation of Races and Introduces Birkie Celebration 2017!

Live Music, Birkie Brew-Ski, and Camaraderie Awaits! Hayward, WI (February 24, 2017) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon cross-country ski races. The American Birkebeiner […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Friday Changes & Saturday Scenarios

A Birke Week Like None Other! Hayward, WI (February 21, 2017) – With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week events previously scheduled for Friday, February 24 have been moved to Saturday, February 25. These events include the Kortelopet and Prince Haakon races. In addition, ABSF officials […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Changes to Birkie Week Schedule

Thursday Events Look Different but Are Infused with #BirkieFever Hayward, WI (February 21, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) today announced that after yesterday’s unseasonable rain, Duffy’s Field just outside of Hayward, WI, and the Birkie Trail south of Highway OO are no longer feasible for Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and Prince Haakon […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces a Change of Course

44th Birkie Week Events Change Due to Weather Conditions Hayward, WI (February 20, 2017) – In light of the recent above average temperatures, along with continued warm weather conditions and rain forecast for today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that an adjustment to the overall race course for Birkie Week events is […]

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