Legislature Recognizes the American Birkebeiner

Adopts Resolution Declaring February 20-26 as American Birkebeiner Week in Wisconsin MADISON – With the adoption of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 3 by the State Assembly during Thursday’s floor session, February 20th – 26th is now recognized as American Birkebeiner Week in Wisconsin. It was first approved by the State Senate on Tuesday. The resolution […]

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33rd Annual Seeley Hills Classic Hosts over 600 Participants and SuperTour Races

Hayward, WI (January 15, 2023) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation hosted over 500 citizen racers and 100 SuperTour athletes at the 33rd annual Seeley Hills Classic on Saturday, January 14, 2023. In addition to the distance races on Saturday, there were SuperTour sprints on Sunday at the Birkie Trailhead. While the Birkie hosts SuperTour […]

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Birkie Announces Skiers to Portray Inga and Warriors at 2023 Birkie

Hayward, WI (January 13, 2023) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is excited to announce the selection of another set of cross-country skiers portraying the two Birkebeiner Warriors, Torstein and Skervald, and Inga, mother of Prince Haakon for the 49th annual American Birkebeiner Ski Race. Here in Northern Wisconsin the late Tony Wise founded the […]

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Local Businesses to Provide Amenities at Mt. Telemark Village Outdoor Center

Hayward, WI (December 2, 2022) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has partnered with Backroads Coffee, Vibes Bakery, and New Moon Ski and Bike shop to provide amenities at the

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Trail Partnership with Trek Foundation

Hayward, WI (November 17, 2022) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has partnered with the Trek Foundation to develop 17 miles of mountain bike trails at Mt. Telemark Village. The Trek Trails at Mt. Telemark Village will feature more than ten miles of enduro and downhill style trails and up to eight miles of […]

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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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