Train, Live, and Enjoy Birkie Events and the Year-Round Birkie Lifestyle

A big idea here at the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to be part of and support your year-round healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Although we put on some great events, we know there’s more going on for you the rest of the year–like getting ready for those events or just getting out and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

That’s what Birkie Programming is all about, to get moving and make that dream a reality. The Birkie is not just a destination. As a true lifestyle, it happens wherever you are. So, come and enjoy the Birkie Trails, but we’re also happy to bring the Birkie Lifestyle to you, wherever you live and train. This is just the beginning. We hope you will be part of it!

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Birkie Trail Kids – Winter session begins January 5th!

Youth ages 7-13 can experience the Birkie Trail as a fun adventure! Year round programming is designed to get kids out on the trail running, biking, orienteering, ski training, and more.

Winter program begins January 5th.

Train to Ski

Birkie Ski Training Plans

On the Trail to Fitness – Summer 2016

Registration is closed.  Check back in the spring of 2017!

4-6 week programs designed to get adults outside and active during the summer.

Christmas Ski Training

The Birkie Trail is a great place to visit anytime of the year, but lots will be happening here between Christmas and New Years.  Check back for more information soon!

Be Healthy Hayward – August 23-September 29 2016

6-week training program encouraging physical fitness amongst community members.

Birkie Training Tips

Training suggestions and guide from Jan Guenther, Owner of Gear West XC Ski & Run Shop.

Train to Bike 

Birkie Kids Mountain Bike Camp- for youth ages 6-18 at the OO Trailhead. 2017 date to be announced soon!

Train to Run

Birkie Trail Run Training Plans

XC Ski Training Tips from Birkie Champion Matt Liebsch

Annie’s Birkie Countdown: Training Tips & Stories from Birkie Ambassador Annie Hart

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