Birkebeinerne (The Last King) Brings the Legacy of the American Birkebeiner to Life

Proceeds to Support ABSF Capital Campaign Hayward, WI (February 14, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce two showings of the action-packed feature film The Birkebeinerne (The Last King) on February 25 & 26 at the Park Center Theater in Hayward. The North American premiere of the film took place in […]

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Annie Hart’s New Go-To Morning Oatmeal Recipe! Turmeric Oats!

2,500 years ago Hippocrates (the father of Western medicine) coined the term “food is medicine.” While there is no doubt that advances in medicine have significantly improved the quality (and length) of life, the notion that food can play just as an important role in maintaining and augmenting health is making its comeback. And in […]

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Kortelopet Cross Country Ski Race Moves to New Day with Help from Tourism Grant

The race looks to increase the number of participants and visitors for the Birkie weekend HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb. 9, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is racing into the new year with a marketing campaign aimed at promoting its Kortelopet (Korte) cross-country ski race and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. With help […]

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Stay for the Sunday Ski & Bike Demo—“OO” Trailhead

The Day after Birkie – February 26, 2017 At the Birkie “OO” Trailhead – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm   The Slumberland American Birkebeiner’s Sunday On-Snow Ski Demo on February 26, 2016, the day after the big race, will celebrate its fifth year at the Birkie “OO” trailhead. Everyone from newbie skiers to elites can […]

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44th Annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner 2017 Schedule of Events

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Get Birkie 2017 Virtual Event Bag

Win a Tempur-Pedic mattress set … GoPro … Wax Service … a $250 gift certificate … and more! Hayward, WI (January 12, 2017) The 2017 Virtual Event Bag of the American Birkebeiner is again jam-packed with impressive enter-to-win giveaways, great deals on ski clothing and gear, and other offers from Birkie sponsors and partners. Emailed […]

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BirkieTour Welcomes Elite Athletes and Worldloppet Master to 2017 Event

Greggs to Ski the BirkieTour; Larsson to Receive 30th Worldloppet Master Title Hayward, WI (January 11, 2017) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has announced that Caitlin and Brian Gregg, along with Hannes Larsson, Worldloppet Master, will be participating in the 2017 BirkieTour event in Cable, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The 2017 Birkie […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Registration Opens January 1, 2017

Helping to Keep New Year’s Resolutions Going Strong for 16-Years Hayward, WI (December 20, 2016) — Losing weight, getting fit, and making healthier choices are at the top of resolution lists every year. Experts say if a person sets attainable and specific goals when making their resolutions they’ll be far more apt to keep them. […]

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Holiday Break Brings Two Days of XC Racing to Wisconsin’s North Woods

Spooner Holiday Dash & Double Pole Derby Events Call Skiers North! Hayward, WI (December 15, 2016) — With trails groomed and more fresh snow on the way, middle school, high school, and adult cross-country skiers have unique opportunities to don their skis and get ready to race in the north woods. Both the Spooner Holiday […]

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American Birkebeiner Trail Named Best Cross-Country Ski Destination in the United States

Birkie Race Also Awarded 2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Hayward, Wisconsin (November 29, 2016) — The American Birkebeiner Trail was named the number one cross-country ski destination in the nation as voted by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Separately, the American Birkebeiner ski race was recently awarded the 2016 Champions […]

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