Birkie Trail Run Festival Burns up the Birkie Trail With Over 1000 Runners from 25 States & 2 Countries

2020 Birkie Trail Run Festival is slated for September 25-26, 2020 Hayward, WI (September 29, 2019) – Autumn leaves, sunny skies, and cool breezes welcomed runners and trekkers to the 18th Annual Birkie Trail Run Festival, sponsored by Salomon. Over 1000 runners and trekkers, from 25 states and 2-countries, took part in the day’s events […]

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In Honor of Wisconsin’s Craft Brewery Day A.B.S.F. Announces Official Beer of the Birkie

Earth Rider Brewery, Superior, Wisc., Named Official Beer of the Birkie Hayward, WI (Thursday, September 26, 2019) — Thursday, Sept. 26 is Wisconsin Craft Brewery Day and to celebrate the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is proud to announce a new relationship with Earth Rider Brewery and their handcrafted beers. Launching with the Birkie Trail Run […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Goes Cup-Less as Part of Birkie Green Initiative

1000+ Runners Headed to Hayward, WI, for September 28 Birkie Trail Run Festival Hayward, Wisc. (September 26, 2019) – The 18th Birkie Trail Run Festival, held on the legendary hills of the iconic Birkie Trail, is this Saturday, September 28. For the first time ever, the Birkie Trail Run Festival will be completely cup-less. Participants […]

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ABSF Going Greener with Birkie Green

Birkie Green – Embracing Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility Hayward, Wisc. (September 26, 2019) – At the core, the Birkie lifestyle is about embracing an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. In fact, one of the core tenets of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s (ABSF) mission is to serve as good stewards of the American Birkebeiner […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Half Marathon Named WI USATF Championship

1000+ Runners Headed to Hayward, WI, for September 28 Birkie Trail Run Festival Hayward, WI (September 17, 2019) – September 28, 2019 marks the 18th Birkie Trail Run Festival held on the legendary hills of the iconic Birkie Trail. The Birkie Trail Run half marathon, part of the Birkie Trail Run Festival weekend of events, […]

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American Birkebeiner Joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger Race

Hayward, WI (August 21, 2019) The Slumberland American Birkebeiner is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and the first American event to enter the world of Visma Ski Classics. Based in Sweden, the Visma Ski Classics is an international, long-distance, skiing circuit. The Visma Ski Classics Challenger series was launched in April 2019 as a […]

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Channel Your Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk

Be a Part of Hayward’s Legendary Summer Celebration! Yo-Ho! All year through, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (Birkie) celebrates a healthy, active lifestyle by providing adventurous spirits with opportunities and events to ski, run, and bike on the legendary Birkie Trail. However, once a year, the Birkie strays from the Trail in honor of one […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Signs Lease to Utilize Telemark Property

Two-Year Lease Allows Access to Trails and Infrastructure for Events & Snowmaking Hayward, WI (July 01, 2019) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark property and trails, located east of […]

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Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon Cross-Country Ski Races Price Increase on Friday

North America’s #1 & #2 Cross-Country Ski Races in Hayward, WI Hayward, Wis. (June 26, 2019) – Thousands of skiers have already registered for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races to date. Friday, June 28, marks a price increase for all three races. The Birkie is North America’s largest cross-country ski race […]

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2020 Birkie Reusable Gear Bag to be Created by SWIX

To Date, over 8000 Plastic Bags Kept from Landfills Hayward, Wis. (May 16, 2019) — Everywhere you looked during Birkie week 2019 you were certain to witness skiers using their reusable Birkie gear bags. First introduced in 2017 and now in its third year, the reusable Birkie gear bag program is going even greener. The […]

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