Week 3: C is for Caitlin Compton Gregg

Working our way through the alphabet, we’ve arrived at “C.”  There really was no question in mind what to say and who to interview for week 3.  Caitlin Compton Gregg (currently living out of Minneapolis, MN) has competed in the Birkie 5 times, and has won 3 of those.  Read on for some question and […]

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Week 2: B is for Birkebeiner

If I’ve learned anything in 22 years of life, it is history can produce the best stories.  The history behind the Birkebeiner is filled with adventure, suspense and a semblance of “enhanced” legend.  It is a great story.  So for the second installment of Annie’s Birkie Countdown, let’s have a history lesson! Civil War plagued […]

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Stay for SUNDAY of Birkie Week!

Make It Part of YOUR Birkie Experience! The American Birkebeiner’s Sunday On-Snow Ski Demo on February 22, the day after the big race, will celebrate its third year at the Birkie “OO” trailhead. Everyone from newbie skiers to elites can try out the latest in new equipment–skis, poles, boots, and bindings. These are products that […]

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Annie’s Birkie Countdown Introduction

We hope you enjoy this first installment in an ongoing series from the new Birkie Ambassador Annie Hart. “Annie’s Birkie Countdown” – the Birkie ABCs — starts today with an introductory video with Annie Hart, and will be a weekly piece featured on the Birkie’s Facebook Page every Wednesday up until Birkie race day (February […]

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The Birkie Office Has Moved!

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (September 10, 2014) – Over the next six months, our Main Street office building will be undergoing a much needed remodel, so please plan to visit us in our temporary office location at 10636 Hayward Court – in the big log building on Hwy 77, across from Walmart.  Our hours will remain the […]

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Recap of the 2014 ABSF Annual Meeting

Celebrating a successful 2014 and laying big plans for the future HAYWARD, Wisconsin (August 11, 2014) – It was an amazing day for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s Annual Meeting Party, held on August 9 at the OO Trailhead.  For the first time, the ABSF made a day-long event out of this annual ritual, giving people […]

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Fee Increase Aug. 16, Birkie Trail Run & Trek

Birkie Trail Run & Trek Next Fee Increase Is August 16        Event Date: September 27      .       Register Now and Save!   Marathon . Half Marathon . Marathon Relay . Nordic Trek . 6K     SEPTEMBER 27  Register Today! Sign Up Before August 16th and SAVE!! The FIVE Birkie Trail Run, […]

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2015 Birkie T-shirt Design Contest Winner!

It was another great year for the American Birkebeiner T-Shirt Design Contest. Congratulations to Marc Shapiro of Minneapolis, MN, the winner decided by a week of online voting July 28th to August 1st.  This was his first time to enter the contest. “I’m really excited and honored to win this year’s Birkie t-shirt design contest!   […]

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2014 Birkie Skier Development Grant Program is now open!

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (August 3, 2014) – The mission of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to promote cross country skiing as a fun, energetic activity that is part of an active and healthy lifestyle. This effort focuses both on youth and adult skiers. To this end the Birkie Foundation annually provides grant funding opportunities to skier […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Appoints New Director of Race Operations

Allan Serrano to Take on Race Operations of Largest Ski Race in North America HAYWARD, Wisconsin (July 21, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Allan Serrano as its new Director of Race Operations. Serrano will replace Shellie Milford—who served in various capacities for 13 years and then Director of Race Operations […]

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