41st ANNUAL AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER
For a Complete Listing of All Birkie Week Events and Activities:
Thursday - Sunday
We're doing things differently this year, to create a better media environment and experience for you and your crew. The Podium Presentations and Press Conference with the Champions will be held just a few steps from the finish line, on the other side of Peoples Bank, at Birkie Tent City. See details below:
Expect the first finishers to cross the finish line at about 10:20 am. There will be risers on either side of the finish line for media to stand on. Please allow time to get yourself set up there.
* PLEASE Make Sure Your Media Badge Is Clearly Visible.
. Location: Tent City, near the the finish line, next to Peoples Bank Midwest
. Time: 12:00 Noon
PRESS CONFERENCE w/ CHAMPIONS
. Location: Inside Celebration Tent, Tent City, next to Peoples Bank Midwest
. Time: Starting at 12:30 pm
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. Location: Inside big, heated Celebration Tent, same as Press Conference
. Time: 6:30 - Slide Show . 7:00 - Awards
This is where the Overall Winners of the American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet are presented. It is another great chance to get theire photos and interview them. It is a casual setting with about 300-400 people attending. Craft beer on tap, wine, snacks. Wear your media badge and "be our guest" for a complimentary drink and snacks!
This is the place you can call home Birkie Week if you need to take a break, warm up, charge your equipment, grab some coffee, cookies, etc. (See photo, right.)
Birkie Media Cabin
For more general needs, you can also visit the Birkie Office, our year-round headquarters, just one block away, across Hwy 63.
Kortelopet or Prince Haakon:
There are 48 U.S. states and 21 countries represented at this year's event:
Birkiebeiner Men - Skate/Classic 5618
Birkie Women - Skate/Classic 1499
Kortelopet Men - Skate.Classic 1690
Korte Women - Skate/Classic 1439
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Birkie Media Cabin - On the Corner of Main Street and Hwy 63 in Downtown Hayward
The Snow Goes Down
on Main Street!
If you are in town on Wednesday, this is an amazing process to watch. You can even arrange to get a ride in a groomer!
Starts at 6:00 pm
It take all night and hundreds of truckloads of snow to cover Main Street, Hayward with snow and groom it to perfection for the Thursday and Friday events and
for the finish of the American Birkebeiner on Saturday.
Presented by FITS
This is your opportunity to talk
to some of the national and international Elite skiers who will
be competing on Saturday.
For Details about the Event
_ Location: Main Street, Hayward
_ Time: 2:30 pm
_ Interviews: Immediately following the event, at the lunch and awards presentation inside the Birkie Media Cabin, about 3:30 pm.