Birkie Trailhead • Cable, WI

The Birkie is excited to be hosting a Super JNQ this January! The Gitchi Gami Games are the second weekend of racing in the Junior National Qualifier event series in 2018. The JNQ series is governed by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and encourages young athletes in the U16, U18, and U20 age divisions to enjoy cross country skiing and develop their skills, whether they are new to the sport High School skiers, aspiring junior skiers who hope to compete at the top national and international levels, or are somewhere in between. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels – from beginner racers to those with International experience.

This event is a Super JNQ and results will be scored for both the Midwest and Great Lakes Junior National team points lists. The race is also a CCSA and NCAA qualifier.

Weekend Schedule

Friday January 19 - Course Preview

8:00 amWax Area Open
9:00 amCourse Open for Inspection
4:00 pmCourse Closed
10:00 pmWax Area Closed

Saturday January 20 - Individual Start Classic

7:00 amWax Area Open
7:30 amCourse Open
9:00 amWomen Ms/Sr/U23/U20/U18/U165 km
9:45 amU16 Boys5 km
10:45 amCourse Open
11:45 amMen & Boys Ms/Sr/U23/U20/U1810 km
1:00 pmCourse Open
1:45 pmGirls U14/U122.5 km
2:00 pmBoys U14/U122.5 km
2:45 pmGirls & Boys U8 Mass500 m
3:00 pmGirls & Boys U10 Mass1000 m
10:00 pmWax Area Closed

Sunday January 21 - Mass Start Freestyle

7:00 amWax Area Open
7:30 amCourse open
9:00 amWomen Ms/Sr/U2310 km
9:45 amGirls U20/U1810 km
10:30 amGirls U165 km
11:00 amBoys U165 km
11:15 amCourse open
12:00 pmMen MS/Sr/U2315 km
1:00 pmBoys U20/U1815 km
2:00 pmCourse open
2:30 pmGirls U14/U123.5 km
3:00 pmBoys U14/U123.5 km
3:30 pmGirls & Boys U8500 m
3:35 pmGirls & Boys U101000m


JANUARY 20: Classic Individual Start 

JANUARY 21: Freestyle Mass Start

U16 and Up Registration

Register Now

Please note: Registration is through CXC.

U12/U14 Registration

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U8/U10 Registration

Same-day registration only, no registration fee.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Gitchi Gami Games, please click HERE for available shifts