Hello Media Representative!
The 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner and a full-schedule of fabulous festivities are fast approaching! Starting on Thursday, February 22 and extending through Sunday, February 25, over 13,000 skiers (all events) and an estimated 30,000 spectators will gather for North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon and Nordic festivities in and around Hayward, Wisconsin. For a complete schedule of all 2018 Birkie week events and activities: Click Here
As a member of a recognized media outlet, we are eager to offer you access to our Birkie week events so you can best chronicle the Slumberland American Birkebeiner experience – from seven exciting events on Thursday, to the Kortelopet & Prince Haakon on Friday, to the Expo, and of course, Saturday’s race action – there is no greater show on snow!
Required Photo Credit: © American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation 2018
Media credentials are not required for Thursday’s events, however, credentials are required for events on Friday and Saturday. Media Credentials allow access to the general start and finish areas, as well convenient parking options.
Along with your media credentials and based on your coverage plans, you may receive a variety of parking passes. There is extremely limited space available at the Kortelopet and Prince Haakon start areas. If you need access to these areas, please email your plans to email@example.com or 715-634-5025 (press #6, press #1) before February 21, 2018 and we will do our best to accommodate based on your coverage plans.
We love to hear what you have to say about the Birkie! Please send a copy of your published article or email a link to an online publication to firstname.lastname@example.org following the event. Please use the hashtag #Birkie2018 or #BirkieFever in your social media posts using: American Birkebeiner (Facebook), @americanbirkebeiner (Instagram) and @birkie (Twitter). We appreciate your interest in the Slumberland American Birkebeiner!
Mail: ABSF, Attn: Media, P.O. Box 911, Hayward, WI, 54843
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 715-634-5025. We look forward to seeing you in February! #BirkieFever
The Birkie Media Center is the place you can call home on Saturday, 2.24.18. If you need to take a break, warm up, charge your equipment, grab a cup of coffee, a cookie, or whatever you need. The Birkie Media Center will have WiFi available for media use.
On Thursday and Friday, please visit one of our local coffee shops for a cozy seat and warm cup of coffee! Hayward Coffee Company is located on Main Street, Backroads Coffee is on Dakota Avenue (one block off of Main Street), and Caribou Coffee is located in Marketplace Foods at the end of Main Street.
The official Birkie media kit will be posted shortly and will include , everything you need to cover the event. If you are in need of additional information, please feel free to reach out to us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.