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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Best of Both – Birkie & Loppet Half Marathons

The Birkie Trail Run and the City of Lakes Trail Loppet, MN, have teamed up to offer a “Best of Both!” Run the City of Lakes Surly Trail Loppet (Sept. 20) and the Birkie Trail Salomon Half Marathon (Sept 27) and see if you are the “Best of Both.” The fastest combined times (for men […]

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Birkie Trail Run & Trek — Now With Singletrack!

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (June 27, 2014) – The five events of the 12th annual Birkie Trail Run & Trek on Sept. 27 put you on some of the best sections of the world-class Birkie Trail system and now some of the best singletrack in the Upper Midwest as well. These singletrack sections are part of the […]

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Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge

Are you a marathon runner and skier?  Have we got a challenge for you! The Birkie is excited to partner with Grandma’s Marathon and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to provide the Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge.  Run – Run – Ski!  Register for the challenge and complete all 3 in sequence and you’ll get a sweet […]

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2015 Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest Open for Entries

Win Fischer Skis, Swix Poles, Bindings from New Moon, Free Birkie Entry, and Parking at Race Start! The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s annual Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest is now open for entries! The winning design will be featured as the official T-shirt of the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner to be held February 19-22nd, 2015–the 42nd […]

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Registration for Swix American Birkebeiner Opens June 2

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (May 28, 2014) – It’s time to sign up for an amazing four days of fun at the 42nd annual Swix American Birkebeiner on February 21, 2015! Registration for the Swix American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, and all Birkie Week events, opens June 2, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. CST. Again this year, registration […]

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Birkie Skiers for Cures Makes Advances in Diabetes Research a Reality

JDRF joins the Birkie for a third year as its official charity partner in 2015! Since 2012, Birkie Skiers for Cures has raised $120,000 for JDRF and its mission to fund type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The 2015 Birkie Skiers for Cures program will once again be supporting JDRF. Consider joining Team JDRF to help […]

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Why Are You Out There?

Have you ever asked yourself this question while gliding across the winter landscape? In the Birkie when the tracks are gone and the wind is howling? At the Birkie Trail Run Marathon when you see snow on the trail in September? If you do, that is good! One of the great joys of silent sport […]

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