Week 5: E is for Ernie St. Germaine

Ernie St. Germaine is a Birkie Legend and Founder.  He has never missed a single racing of the Birkie, making his total race tally 41.  And there is no stopping in sight.  Ernie says he’ll keep on skiing until he “is no longer smiling when he goes for a ski.”  Read on for a question […]

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Week 4: D is for Diggins

This was a fun week for the Birkie Countdown.  I’m lucky enough to have Jessie Diggins as a team- and housemate, so interviewing her is getting a sneak peak into her “professional” self, not just her bubbly and goofy “normal” self (although there certainly is some overlap).  This interview combined both Jessie’s professional and normal […]

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Runners Embrace New Course at the Birkie Trail Run & Trek

Addition of singletrack produces fast winning times A special Report by Tom Held Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:56 AM Craig Cardinal finished seventh in the first Birkie Trail & Trek Marathon in 2010, and carved more than 30 minutes from that time to win the challenging race on Saturday, September 27, a brilliant fall treat […]

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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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