Free Birkie Entry with Every $1,000 Purchase at Slumberland Furniture

 Good for ANY Birkie Ski, Run, or Bike Event Hayward, Wis. (March 1, 2020)* – Slumberland Furniture and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation welcome you to a brand new way get a free entry to any Birkie event. Slumberland introduced this new offer at the 2020 Birkie Expo and the feedback was great as people […]

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Schneeberger and Stelljes Top the Podium In the Big Fat 47K at 2020 Fat Bike Birkie

Navarro and Buchanan Take Top Honors in Half Fat 21K Hayward, WI (March 7, 2020) – It was a bright bluebird sky and sunshine-filled day at the 2020 Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, the world’s largest on-snow fat bike race, held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, Wisconsin. Nearly 1100 riders competed […]

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Yeaton and Dyrhaug Top the Podium in the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Skiers from 27 countries & 47 States Competed in the 46th Annual Race HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 22, 2020) – Cold overnight conditions and freshly groomed trails set the stage for a fast and firm course for the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner ski marathon. Niklas Dyrhaug, Trondheim, Norway, and Jessica Yeaton, Albuquerque, New Mexico, former Australian […]

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Birkie Green Comes to Life at Birkie 2020

ABSF Continues to Implement Steps to a Greener Birkie Hayward, Wis. (February 12, 2020) – At its core, the Birkie lifestyle is about embracing an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. Knowing we have a responsibility to take the best possible care of the amazing resource that is the Birkie Trail, and the environment in […]

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ABSF Reveals Handcrafted 2020 Champion Awards for American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Races

Artisan Awards Bring to Life the Legacy of the American Birkebeiner Events Hayward, Wis. (February 12, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is excited to reveal the 2020 overall champion awards which will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in the Slumberland American Birkebeiner (male/female, skate/classic), the Kortelopet (male/female, […]

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Hayward Set to Welcome the World to Wisconsin for the 2020 Birkie Week of Events

46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner Events Begin in Three Short Weeks Hayward, Wis. (January 30, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) and communities in and around Hayward, WI, are preparing to welcome the world to northwest Wisconsin for the 46th Slumberland American Birkebeiner and Birkie week of events. A mere three weeks away, the […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Birkie 2020 Inga & Warriors Contest Winners

Minnesota Trio Carries on Longstanding Birkie Tradition. Hayward, Wis. (January 9, 2020) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Birkie Warriors & Inga Contest. The selected cross-country skiers will re-enact the 800-year-old legend that inspired the creation of the American Birkebeiner ski race, now celebrating its […]

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A Tusen Takk Farewell to The Year of the Volunteer

As 2019 draws to a close, FEAB & ABSF gratefully look back at the Year of the Volunteer Hayward, Wisc. (December 28, 2019) – This year, the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner (FEAB) celebrated the Year of the Volunteer; the year they said Tusen Takk, “a thousand thanks” in Norwegian, to the […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Announces 2020 Venue Change & Named USATF Half Marathon Trail Nat’l Championship

Registration for the 2020 Birkie Trail Run Festival opens January 1, 2020 Hayward, WI (January 2, 2020) – September 26, 2020 marks the 19th Birkie Trail Run Festival and the first-time-ever for this popular event to be held entirely at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI. In addition, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased […]

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Birkie Announces 10-Days of Snow Campaign to Secure $50,000 Challenge Match Gift

ABSF Seeks to Raise $50,000 by 12/19/19 to Secure $50,000 Match for Snowmaking Hayward, WI (December 10, 2019) Through the generosity of an anonymous, Wave 2, Birkie skier, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF/Birkie) has an opportunity to receive a $50,000 challenge match gift, which could become $100,000 in support of the Foundation’s snowmaking efforts. […]

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