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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The American Birkebeiner was awarded the 2016 Small Market Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

Hayward, WI — The Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau and the American Birkebeiner (The Birkie) have been named 2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market. The call for nominations this […]

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History Comes to Life at the American Birkebeiner – ABSF Seeks Birkebeiner Warriors, Inga & Prince Haakon

Skiers Needed to Re-enact Historic Birkebeiner Journey at Birkie 2017 Hayward, Wisconsin (November 7, 2016) – In February 2017, an estimated 13,000 cross-country skiers will gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s largest and greatest cross-country ski race, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. In homage to the race’s roots, the American […]

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Compete Against Others Found Around the Globe in the SkiErg World Sprints at the Birkie Office!

Hayward, Wisconsin (November 7, 2016) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) office today announced that they are an official SkiErg competition site for the SkiErg World Sprints. Nordic skiers, or anyone interested in participating, is invited to stop by the ABSF office on Friday, November 11 from 5-7 pm or at the ‘OO’ Trailhead […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Race Closes 2017 Registration

Race Cap Reached – Birkie Registration Closes Hayward, Wisconsin (November 4, 2016) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announced today that registration for the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, the “Birkie,” North America’s largest cross-country ski race has officially closed. The American Birkebeiner (55K classic/50K skate) race is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017; the Kortelopet […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Race to Close 2017 Registration

Registration to Close 11:59pm, Thursday, November 3 Hayward, Wisconsin (November 3, 2016) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announced today that registration for the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, the “Birkie,” North America’s largest cross-country ski race, will close at 11:59pm, tonight, Thursday, November 3. The American Birkebeiner (55K classic/50K skate) race is scheduled for Saturday, […]

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Birkebeiner Director visits Rhinelander, Nordic Ski Club gets $1,000 grant

WJFW – TV 12 — Watch Video RHINELANDER – Leaves cover the ground instead of snow, but that doesn’t stop Ben Popp from dreaming. “Hopefully it snows soon,” said Popp. The American Birkebeiner Executive Director visited the Northwoods Nordic Ski Club Wednesday. “Rhinelander has just an amazing situation here. We have this great venue out […]

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Runners from Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois & Canada Podium at the Birkie

Caitlin Gregg 2016 Half-Marathon Champion (Olympian/Nordic) Corrine Malcom 2016 Marathon Champion (USTAF 50-Mile National Champion) Brian Gregg 2016 Half-Marathon Champion (Olympian/Nordic) 2016 Birkie Trail Run and Trek Hayward, WI (October 1, 2016) – The first runners across the finish line at Birkie Ridge on Saturday afternoon, October 1, were greeted by cheering fans under a […]

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Defending Female Champions Klinner, Braund, & Stout Return for 2016 Birkie Trail Run & Trek

USA National 50-Mile Trail Champion Comes Home to Run Marathon Hayward, WI (September 28, 2016) – Three 2015 champions are returning to defend their titles at the 2016 Birkie Trail Run & Trek: Klinner – Ultra Marathon; Braund – Marathon; Stout – Half-Marathon. Corrine Malcolm, Hayward, WI native and USA National 50-Mile Trail Champion is […]

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