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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Kortelopet 29K Ski Race to Close 2020 Registration

Birkie Week Race Reaches Participant Capacity Hayward, Wisconsin (December 3, 2019) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) announced today that registration for the Kortelopet ski race, North America’s second largest cross-country ski race, will close effective Friday, December 6, 2019. Interested skiers must register by 11:59pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019, to guarantee a […]

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Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day on a Group Ride from OO Trailhead, Seeley, Wisconsin

December 7, 2019 is Global Fat Bike Day – You’re Encouraged to Ride Wherever You Are. Hayward, Wis. (November 19, 2019) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (Birkie) and Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) are joining forces with New Moon Ski & Bike, Riverbrook Bike and Ski, and Mountain Bike Radio, to host the […]

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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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