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41st ANNUAL AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

February 20-23, 2014

 

BIRKIE WEEK SCHEDULE

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For a Complete Listing of All Birkie Week Events and Activities:
Thursday - Sunday

 

RACE DAY DETAILS - FEB. 22

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:


FIRST FINISHERS:
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.


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS
. 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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AWARDS NIGHT!
. 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!

MEDIA CABIN HOURS

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

  • Thursday, Feb. 20         9 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 21              9 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 22          6 am – 5 pm


For more general needs, you can also visit the Birkie Office, our year-round headquarters, just one block away, across Hwy 63.

Birkie Office

  • Monday, Feb. 18           8 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19          8 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20      8 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 23            8 am – Noon

BEST PLACES TO TAKE PHOTOS / VIDEO

American Birkebeiner:

  • The Start: At Telemark / Cable Union Airport. In Cable, follow Hwy M to Telemark Road. Park in "Media Parking." There will be people directing traffic to show you where to go.
  • Halfway Point / Food Station: Birkie “OO” trailhead, on Hwy OO, Seeley, WI, off Hwy 63. You go through Seeley on Hwy 63 as you drive from the Start in Cable back to the Finish in Hayward.
  • Finish Line: Main Street, downtown Hayward. You can park on surrounding side streets, usually within a couple of few blocks of the finish line.


Kortelopet or Prince Haakon:

  • The Start: At Telemark / Cable Union Airport
  • Third Food Station: Behind Telemark Lodge, 16.3K
  • Finish: At Telemark Property, by the big tent

TOTAL NUMBERS REGISTERED - Birkebeiner & Kortelopet

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

CONTACT BIRKIE MEDIA

SUSAN KENDRICK
Sponsorship Director . Media Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation
media@birkie.com

See more about Susan
on our Birkie Staff page.

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Media Credentials

Click below to fill out the Media Credentials form for Birkie 2014. Thank you!

Click Here for Credential
Details and Requirements

ONLINE CREDENTIAL
SIGN-UP NOW CLOSED

DEADLINE: Online Sign-Up Ended Feb 18, at 4:00 pm. After that, please email media@birkie.com.

Birkie Media Cabin

See Details and Hours, Left.


Birkie Media Cabin - On the Corner of Main Street and Hwy 63 in Downtown Hayward

RELATED MEDIA OPPS:

Wednesday:

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.

Thursday:

ELITE SPRINTS
Presented by FITS

This is your opportunity to talk
to some of the national and international Elite skiers who will
be competing on Saturday.

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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.

Sunday

BIRKIE SKI DEMO
Plus Fat Bikes!
Birkie "OO" Trailhead
9 am - 2 pm


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
+
"Fast & Female" - Girls 9-19
With Caitlin Gregg!

 

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