A Push to the Finish – Come Join the Fun!


Looking for a fun night to amp you up for the Birkie and give back to the race that inspires your active lifestyle?

You’ve heard about the fantastic fundraising parties we’ve been holding around the region – if you haven’t been able to attend one, here is your chance to help  Honor the Legacy and Ensure the Future of the American Birkebeiner!

Join us Thursday of Birkie Week for an evening of fun, friends and philanthropy as the ABSF strives to reach our $650,000 goal for Phase 1 of our first ever Capital Fundraising Campaign!

Phase 1 is all about securing the future of the race with a permanent start area and improving finish line safety, traffic flow and your post-race experience.

Come listen to a brief presentation led by ABSF Executive Director Ben Popp about the new permanent start area at Telemark, how we plan to give you access to warm, indoor spaces at the finish, and what to expect as you ski over the new “International Bridge”!

The evening will also include stories from Founder John Kotar about the Birkie’s early years, meet & greet with some of our elite racers, a raffle with great prizes, and a live auction showcasing a Lifetime of Birkie Experiences! Plus lots of time to talk race strategy with old friends and make some new Birkie friends in the process! Great food, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages from The Steakhouse & Lodge are included!

WHAT: Birkie Fever Bash – Past, Present & Future!

WHEN: Thursday of Birkie Week, February 19, 2015

WHERE: The Steakhouse & Lodge at 15860 T-Bone Lane Hwy 27 S. in Hayward, WI – Great food & beverages included!

TIME: 6 pm – 9 pm

WHO: YOU! Racers, Family Members, Volunteers, Spectators, Community Members, Sponsors!

WHY: Our goal for Phase 1 is $650,000 by Birkie Start Time on 2.21.15 – We are getting close but need your help to put us reach our goal!

HOW: Click the button below to register NOW!

Pre-Register by February 13th for your chance to win a 2016 Birkie Package including race entry and VIP Parking!


Tickets are $50 per person – Three Ways to Register:

  1. Online at www.birkie.com/future or by clicking the green button above
  2. Mail your check to ABSF – PO Box 911 – Hayward, WI 54843
  3. Call 715-634-5025 to register by phone.

This event is limited to 350 guests – we fully expect to pack the house, so register NOW to reserve your spot!

Additional Donations will be encouraged – All funds go towards the goal!
The ABSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We need the support of the entire Birkie Community to secure our future!


Questions? Contact ABSF Development Director Amy Rowley at amy.rowley@birkie.com or call her at 715-634-5025.

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Posted January 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm