Is this YOUR YEAR to ski the Kortelopet?
Have you longed to challenge yourself in a brand new way? Can you imagine the exhilaration of skiing a 29 kilometer race? Do you want to discover what Birkie Fever is all about?If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Kortelopet is the race for you…and NOW is the time to take the challenge and ski the adventure!
Summer 2016 will bring improvements to the new Kortelopet start area at the “OO” trailhead. And, in 2017, Kortelopet skiers will experience a better race course with less congestion, a memorable finish line experience, and the recognition they deserve for skiing an amazing 29 kilometer race! Imagine skiing up and over the iconic International Bridge to the sounds of ringing cowbells and cheering crowds as you ski toward the finish line on the snow-covered Main Street of Hayward, Wisconsin. Now, for the first time, families and friends who have skiers participating in the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haakon have the opportunity to cheer each other on during their respective races. Spectators, too, will enjoy the celebratory, festival-like atmosphere, food, and music in downtown Hayward. We hope to see you in 2017!
*In 2017, skiers interested in skiing the Korte on Friday and the Birkie on Saturday can register for both races!
Please register under the same name every year in order to keep track of your previous race finishes. If you are unsure of the name you have previously registered under, please call the Birkie office at 715-634-5025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Through July 7||July 8 through Sept 8||Sept 9 through Nov 3||Nov 4 until Closed|
|U20 Kortelopet - 20 years of age & under||$95||$105||$115||$130|
All participants must be 13 years of age or older on race day to register for the Kortelopet.
Middle school or high school students who are on a ski team in Wisconsin and have not previously skied a Kortelopet may be eligible for a free race entry provided by the Wisconsin Nordic Network. Contact your school team coach to apply. The Korte Scholarship is made possible by donations, contact WINN to donate and send a kid to the Korte!
All final wave assignments have been made and the deadline for race transfers and wave upgrades for the 2017 races has passed, We are busy preparing the 10,000 bibs for the races and can not process any more changes.
At the Birkie Expo, Hayward High School, Greenwood Lane
In the big tent at the Kortelopet Start
|Wave||Start Time||Bib Color|
|U20 Boys Skate||10:45||Red, White and Blue|
|U20 Girls Skate||10:50||Pink|
|U20 Boys Classic||10:55||Red, White & Blue|
|U20 Girls Classic||11:00||Pink|
|Wave 70||11:05||Dark Red|
|Wave 1 Classic||11:15||Blue|
|Wave 1 Skate||11:20||Blue|
|Wave 2 Classic||11:25||Red|
|Wave 2 Skate||11:30||Red|
|Wave 3 Classic||11:35||Lt Blue|
|Wave 3 Skate||11:40||Lt Blue|
|Wave 4 Classic||11:45||Dark Green|
|Wave 4 Skate||11:50||Dark Green|
The top top three male and female skate finishers in both skate and classic will be awarded Championship plaques at the Kortelopet Award Ceremony in the Celebration Plaza in Hayward at 12:30 pm on Friday. The overall awards are based on the net finish time (finish arrival time minus start time).
The top three finishers for the 13 to 19 year old girls and boys in both skate and classic will be awarded the Championship plaques at the Kortelopet Award Ceremony in the Celebration Plaza in Hayward at 12:30 pm on Friday. The U20 overall awards are based on the first to cross the finish line. U20 skiers are eligible for both the U20 Overall and Korte Overall Awards.
The top five boy’s and girl’s finishers in the Korte Skate and Korte Classic will receive a scholarship that can be applied to USSA or Regional Partner training camps or competition trips. Eligible programs include: National Training Group Camps, Regional Elite Group Camps, Regional Open Camps; World Junior Championships; U18 Scandinavian Cup Trip, OPA Cup Trip; USA Junior National Championships; NENSA U16 Championships.
Scholarship Amounts are:
Skiers finishing their first Kortelopet will receive a Medal at the Finish.
Skiers finishing their second or greater Korte will receive a pin indication the number of Kortelopets they have finished.
Age class awards will be awarded to the top three males and females, in both the freestyle and classic races, in each of the following age classes. Awards are based on the participants net time (finish arrival time minus start time).
13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85-89.
Kortelopet Skiers who finish their 10th race will be rewarded with a personalized commemorative plaque.
This year the Birkie will offer a “Wax Cabin” with ski forms and power all set up in it! So…if you need a warm place to wax your skis or for final touch ups, here are the details:
BIRKIE WAX CABIN: Thurs 3pm – 9pm, Fri 1pm – 9pm | Location 16291 Woodridge Lane, Hayward
Want full service ski prep and advice, see great choices below for ski shops & vendors at the Birkie Expo