Runners Will Channel Their Flannel at the Lumberjack Run 5K

Be a Part of Hayward’s Legendary Timber Sports Summer Timber Celebration! With a nod toward Hayward’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will channel their flannel at the Birkie’s Lumberjack Run 5K, run/walk, on July 30, 2022. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has once again joined forces with the Lumberjack World Championships for this annual […]

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2023 Birkie Week Registration Opens 

Open Track Returns to Birkie Week Lineup    Hayward, WI (May 3, 2022) –    The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) opened registration for the 2023 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Prince Haakon, and Open Track events on Monday, May 2, 2022. After a strong return to in-person events in 2022, the ABSF is excited to continue […]

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FASTER SKIER: The Future in Birkieland

This article was published by FasterSkier. The Future in Birkieland: A Q & A with ABSF Executive Director Ben Popp Benjamin TheyerlApril 26, 2022 Start of the 2022 American Birkiebeiner in Cable, Wisconsin. (Photo: ©2022 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation/James Netz Photography) A look at what’s ahead for the Birkebeiner, and its former home at the […]

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Sonnesyn and Agnellet take top spots in two contested sprints for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Sonnesyn and Agnellet take top spots in two contested sprints for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner Skiers from 16 countries & 47 States Competed in the 48th Annual Race HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 26, 2022) – After an early week snowstorm brought over 14” of snow on Tuesday, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation crew worked diligently to create a world-class […]

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ABSF Officially Announces 2022 Inga & Warriors

Three Wausau Skiers’ Pledge to Honor Birkebeiner Legacy During the American Birkebeiner Hayward, WI (February 2022) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has selected three cross-country skiers to depict the two Birkebeiner Warriors and Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon, an homage to the 48th American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon race’s roots. On February 26, […]

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ABSF & CAMBA partner to host the Epic Bike Fest!

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association partner to host the Epic Bike Fest in Hayward/Cable area.  Hayward – Cable, Wis. (February 3, 2022)  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) and the Chequamegon Area Mountain Association (CAMBA) are partnering to host the Epic Bike Fest in Hayward/Cable, WI on June 4th, and […]

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Gov. Evers: Announces more than $20 million in tourism capital investment grants for projects across the state

We are incredibly proud to receive a grant of $762,750 to help with the development of the Mt. Telemark Village.  Governor Evers said, “I know you are going to make good use of this money.  Now that you are in charge of the entire complex (Telemark) you are trying to make it the best year-round […]

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Healthcare Appreciation Week at Backroads Coffee

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is proud to offer a token of appreciation to recognize the significant efforts of front-line staff in response to continued elevation of COVID-19 cases. The ABSF invites all healthcare workers to enjoy a beverage of their choice (1 per day) at Backroads Coffee from of January 31, 2022 to February […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Facilities & Trail Management Assistant and Event Assistant – Data Coordinator Job Openings

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Building for the Future with the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ……. What: An informative evening to learn the latest news on the re-development of the Telemark property, Birkie week events, and training advice for the upcoming cross country ski season. Guest speakers include Ben Popp, Executive Director of ABSF, and Caitlin Compton Gregg, Head Coach of Team Birkie.    The evening will begin with conversation, appetizers, and beverages at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for […]

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