Raise Your Tankard! It’s Birkie Brew-Ski!

The Birkie, with Lucette Brewing Company, Introduces Official Amber Ale! Hayward, WI (February 16, 2017) – When Norwegian Birkebeiner warriors Torstein & Skjervald finished their historic journey rescuing Prince Haakon from danger, they undoubtedly slaked their thirst with a tankard of ale. With a nod to their undeniable spirit, the Birkie is pleased to announce […]

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February 19-26, 2017 Proclaimed American Birkebeiner Week in the State of Wisconsin

Governor Walker Issues Proclamation American Birkebeiner Week Proclamation February 19-26, 2017 Whereas, the American Birkebeiner, held in Hayward, WI each year, is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and contributes to the estimated $26 million in silent sports revenue generated in Sawyer and Bayfield counties of northwestern Wisconsin each year, Whereas, over 13,000 cross-country skiers […]

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Fast & Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

Empowering Young Female Athletes for a 4th Year Hayward, WI (February 14, 2017) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, Fast and Female’s 4th annual Champ Chat at the Birkie will start a conversation for young female athletes during Birkie weekend. On Sunday, February 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Hayward High […]

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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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