A Message From Ben Popp, Executive Director

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The ABSF and Enbridge Energy

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ABSF Seeks Community Input on Telemark Property

Hayward, WI (November 6, 2020) The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), organizers of the American Birkebeiner, “Birkie,” cross-country ski race, have entered into a purchase agreement for the long-closed Telemark Lodge and the 713-acre site on which it sits. With final purchase details in place, the ABSF is seeking broad community input on the project […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Plans for 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Races

Birkie Week 2021 Slated for February 24–28, 2021 Hayward, WI (October 14, 2020) – After months of planning, and with the guidance of public health officials, today the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the planned format for their annual February ski races. Registration for the 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Hosts 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run With Amplified Safety Enhancements and Protocols

Thankful for the Event, Enthusiastic Runners Embraced Safety Guidelines Cable, WI (September 26, 2020) – Spectacular autumn leaves and seasonal temps welcomed smiling runners and trekkers to the 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI. The 2020 Birkie Trail Run, presented by […]

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Runners & Walkers Prepare to Channel Their Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk

New Location & Safety Procedures in Place for August 1, 2020, Event Hayward, WI (July 24, 2020) — With a nod toward the region’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will channel their flannel at the Birkie’s Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk on August 1, 2020. Throughout the year, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) celebrates a […]

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ABSF Seeks Idle Site Grant as Next Step in Telemark Property Purchase

ABSF & Town of Cable Collaborate on Idle Site Grant for Removal of Storied Telemark Lodge Hayward, WI (June 24, 2020) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark Lodge and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner (Birkie) cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark […]

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Birkie and Swix Launch 2021 Gear Bag

Gear Bags for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon skiers Available During Online Race Registration Hayward, Wis. (May 1, 2020) – Swix Sport USA and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) are proud to launch the 2021 Birkie gear bag. This is the second year Swix, now official provider of the Birkie gear bag, has designed and […]

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Fat Tire Beer and GORE Wear Raise Funds for the Birkie’s “Year of the Trail”

  Two new Birkie sponsors bring their focus on public lands to support the American Birkebeiner Trail Hayward, Wis. (April 28, 2020) —Two new sponsors of the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation (ABSF)—Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO, and GORE Wear, headquartered in Newark, DE—are going above and beyond their sponsorship […]

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

 For ANY Birkie Ski, Run, or Bike Event *Good for registering through January 19 to complete any 2021 Birkie Event “Virtually” 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 […]

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