Week 6: F is for Firetower Food Station

Instead of featuring an individual for this week’s Birkie Countdown, week 6 will highlight the famous Firetower Food Station.  Located 150 yards from the highest elevation in the race, only the original foundation remains of the actual (original) Firetower.  Sitting just 50 feet off of the classic race trail, the foundation serves as a reminder of the […]

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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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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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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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