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 both the Junior Cup & Youth Cup event series in 2018. The JNQ series is governed by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and encourages young athletes from U8 to U23 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.

Registration/Start Lists

REMINDER: Registration Closes Tuesday, January 16 at 11:59PM

Junior Cup Registration
(U16 / U18 / U20 / U23)

Registration Closed

Youth Cup Registration
(U8 / U10 / U12 / U14)

Registration Closed

Registration for all age groups will close Tuesday, January 16 at 11:59pm. The official entry lists will be published online by 5pm Thursday for review prior to the coaches meeting on Friday.

Entry Lists

Start Lists

Saturday Startlist

Sunday Startlist

Weekend Schedule

Friday January 19 - Course Preview

10:00 amWax Area Open
12:00 pmCourse Open for Inspection
5:30 PMCoaches Meeting /Bib Distribution - Cable Community Center
6:00 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 Sr/U23/U20/U18/U165 km
10:20 amU16 Boys5 km
10:45 amCourse Open
11:15 amMen & Boys Sr/U23/U20/U1810 km (2x5km)
12:35 pmCourse Open
1:00 pmGirls U14/U122.5 km
1:20 pmBoys U14/U122.5 km
1:45 pmGirls & Boys U8/U101000 m
10:00 pmWax Area Closed

Sunday January 21 - Mass Start Freestyle

7:00 amWax Area Open
7:30 amCourse open / Bib Pick-up Opens
9:00 amWomen Sr/U23/U20/U1810 km (2x5km)
9:45 amGirls U165 km
10:15 amBoys U165 km
10:35 amCourse open
11:15 amMen Sr/U2315 km (3x5km)
12:15 pmBoys U20/U1810 km (2x5km)
1:00 pmGirls U14/U123.5 km
1:15 pmBoys U14/U123.5 km
1:30 pmGirls & Boys U8 /U101000 m


Course Maps  |  Stadium Map  | Venue Map  |  Map to Venue (Access via McNaught only, Telemark Rd CLOSED)

Wax Facilities

Indoor waxing will be allowed in the eastern portion of the Great Hall. A heated area 40’ x 60’ with access to power will be provided and Collegiate and Junior teams can request a space by contacting Jim Sokup. Remaining space will be on a first come first serve basis and we ask all users to be considerate of others while using the facility. Please provide your own equipment, including a tarp or other floor covering material and clean the area prior to leaving. Hours of indoor waxing are noted on schedule. There is limited power outdoors at a pedestal in the Team leader / Team parking area on the North side of Great Hall.

Questions may be directed to Jim Sokup –

Team Leader Communication

>> Team Coaches Meeting –  Friday 5:30PM, Cable Community Center

>> All coaches that want immediate updates during race weekend – Have WhatsApp on your phone at TCM and we will add you to the race group


Cable Chamber of Commerce: Lodging Map

Contact Cable Chamber:  715-798-3833 or

Parking & Spectator Info

Spectators are encouraged to attend events throughout the weekend. Multiple locations adjacent to both the start and finish zones will offer opportunities for those who wish come and encourage racers. Food/Concessions will be for sale inside the Great Hall.  The open stadium and multiple lap formats should present quality viewing for all.  Spectators will be allowed travel along the northern most edge of the course leading away from the stadium. We ask that spectators do not cross the course within the area adjacent and including the stadium.


Ample parking is located directly at the venue. Team leader, team, and bus parking will be allowed in the lot North of the Great Hall others will be asked to park in the East lot. Overflow parking will be in Gold Airport lot.


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


For questions:

Chief of Course: Jim Sokup (

Chief of Timing: John Oman ( or Sam (

Race Secretary: Alex Leslie (

Press Coordinator: Nancy Knutson (

Chief of Competition: Ben Popp (