American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation to Close 2018 Birkie Race Registration

Registration to Close 11:59pm, Wednesday, December 27 Hayward, Wisconsin (December 26, 2017) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announced today that registration for the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, the “Birkie,” North America’s largest cross-country ski race, will close at 11:59pm, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 as the race will have reached capacity. The American Birkebeiner (55K […]

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Holiday Break Brings Back-to-Back Days of XC-Ski Racing to Wisconsin’s North Woods

Spooner Holiday Dash & Double Pole Derby Call Skiers North! Hayward, WI (December 21, 2017) — With trails expertly groomed and more snow on the way, middle school, high school, and citizen adult cross-country skiers have opportunities to race in the north woods on natural snow. The Spooner Holiday Dash and the Double Pole Derby […]

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American Birkebeiner International Bridge coming to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon

198’ Foot Bridge on Nicollet Mall to feature winter entertainment during 10-day Super Bowl festival MINNEAPOLIS – Cross-country skiing, skijoring and tubing are just a few of the activities that visitors can witness when the American Birkebeiner International Bridge comes to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Spanning almost 200 feet, the American Birkebeiner International […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and Lumberjack World Championships Foundation to Join Forces

Both Iconic Events Originally Founded by Tony Wise, Hayward, WI Hayward, Wisconsin (December 20, 2017) – Over 50 years ago, Hayward entrepreneur, Tony Wise, picked up the phone and began assembling competitors for an event he called the Lumberjack World Championships. A tireless promoter of northern Wisconsin, in 1973 Wise also founded the American Birkebeiner […]

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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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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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