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Qualifying Races

Birkebeiner & Kortelopet Qualifiers

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BIRKEBEINER AND KORTELOPET WAVES ARE CLOSED.

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If you have skied the 2011, 2012 or 2013 Birkie or Korte, your best percent back will from these years will be used for wave seeding.  See Waves & Seeding page for additional details.  You may use a qualifying race (based on additional information including important wave closure information above) from 2012 or 2013 to request higher wave placement.

WORLDLOPPET RACES - Click link to get a complete list of races.

BECAUSE MANY WAVES ARE CLOSED, THE QUALIFYING RACES LISTED BELOW WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO BE USED FOR WAVE ADVANCEMENT TO AVAILABLE WAVES (UP TO WAVE 4) IN THE 2014 BIRKEBEINER OR KORTELOPET.

Birkebeiner & Kortelopet Qualifiers

Sisu Ski Fest - January 11, 2014
Ironwood, MI 715-254-4104, http://www.sisuskifest.com

BirkieTour - January 18, 2014
Birkie Trail, non-competitive tour. WORLDLOPPET PASSPORT QUALIFiER ONLY.  Not a Birkie/Korte qualifier.
Click here for more information or call 715-634-5025.

Noquemanon Ski Marathon - January 24-26, 2014
Marquette, MI, 906-235-6861, http://www.noquemanon.com/

Seeley Hills Classic - January 25, 2014
Seeley, WI, 715-798-3571, www.seeleyclassic.com

Lake Placid Loppet - January 25, 2014
Lake Placid, NY, 518-523-1655, www.whitefacelakeplacid.com

The following races, which take place after January 31, 2014, can ONLY be used as qualifiers for Birkie/Korte 2015. 

Do Not Email.
Please call the Birkie office at 715-634-5025.


Badger State Games - TBD
Wausau, WI, 715-355-8788, http://www.badgerstategames.org

Alley Loop Marathon - February 1, 2014
Crested Butte, CO, 970-349-1707, http://www.cbnordic.org/

Boulder Mountain Tour - February 1, 2014
Sun Valley, ID, 800-634-3347, http://www.bouldermountaintour.com/

Wolf Tracks Rendezvous - February 1, 2014 Winter Park/Minocqua, WI, www.minocquawinterpark.org

Canadian Birkebeiner - February 8, 2014
Edmonton, ALB, 780-430-7153, http://www.canadianbirkie.com/

North American VASA - February 8-9, 2014
Traverse City, MI, 231-938-4400, http://www.vasa.org/

Pre-Birkie- February 8, 2014
Hayward, WI, 715-634-4994, www.haywardlions.com

Mora Vasaloppet - February 9, 2014
Mora, MN, 800-368-6672, http://www.vasaloppet.org/

North End Classic (Korte qualifier) - February 9, 2014
Cable, WI, 715-798-3599

Minnesota Finlandia - February 15, 2014
Bemidji, MN, 218-751-0041, http://www.minnesotafinlandia.com

Sigge's Payak - February 22-23, 2014   Whistler Olympic Park, B.C. Canada, 604-942-6410, www.payak.ca

Snow Mt Stampede - March 1-2, 2014
Winter Park, CO, 970-786-1763, http://www.ymcarockies.org/

Yellowstone Rendezvous - TBD
W Yellowstone, MT, 406-646-7245 (evenings), http://www.rendezvousrace.com/

Sleeping Giant Loppet - March 1, 2014
Thunder Bay, Canada, 807-475-7081, http://www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca

Tour of Anchorage - March 2, 2014
Anchorage, AK, 907-786-1763, http://www.tourofanchorage.com/

Pepsi Challenge - March 8, 2014
Biwabik, MN, 800-688-7669 ext 3409,
http://www.pepsichallengeskirace.com/pepsi.php

Great Bear Chase - March 8, 2014
Calumet, MI, 906-337-4520, http://www.bearchase.org

California Gold/Silver Rush - March 16, 2014
Soda Springs, CA, 916-426-3871, http://www.farwestnordic.org/

Wave Placement

Registration for the Birkie and Kortelopet Races is CLOSED.

PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO THE LEFT REGARDING WAVE AVAILABILITY SHOULD YOU WANT TO SKI A QUALIFYING RACE TO IMPROVE YOUR WAVE PLACEMENT.

Criteria

  • A Birkie qualifier must be 42K or longer and Korte qualifier must be 23K or longer. A complete list of Birkie and Kortelopet Qualifiers is listed to the left.
  • A detailed list of Wave Seeding and Qualifying Race Rules is listed on the Waves & Seeding page, click here for more information.
  • Please contact individual races for information regarding race distances, see list below.
  • WORLDLOPPET races also qualify skiers for wave placement up to wave 4. For a list of these races, please click here.