Birkie Trail Run Festival Half Marathon Named WI USATF Championship

1000+ Runners Headed to Hayward, WI, for September 28 Birkie Trail Run Festival Hayward, WI (September 17, 2019) – September 28, 2019 marks the 18th Birkie Trail Run Festival held on the legendary hills of the iconic Birkie Trail. The Birkie Trail Run half marathon, part of the Birkie Trail Run Festival weekend of events, […]

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American Birkebeiner Joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger Race

Hayward, WI (August 21, 2019) The Slumberland American Birkebeiner is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and the first American event to enter the world of Visma Ski Classics. Based in Sweden, the Visma Ski Classics is an international, long-distance, skiing circuit. The Visma Ski Classics Challenger series was launched in April 2019 as a […]

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Channel Your Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk

Be a Part of Hayward’s Legendary Summer Celebration! Yo-Ho! All year through, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (Birkie) celebrates a healthy, active lifestyle by providing adventurous spirits with opportunities and events to ski, run, and bike on the legendary Birkie Trail. However, once a year, the Birkie strays from the Trail in honor of one […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Signs Lease to Utilize Telemark Property

Two-Year Lease Allows Access to Trails and Infrastructure for Events & Snowmaking Hayward, WI (July 01, 2019) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark property and trails, located east of […]

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Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon Cross-Country Ski Races Price Increase on Friday

North America’s #1 & #2 Cross-Country Ski Races in Hayward, WI Hayward, Wis. (June 26, 2019) – Thousands of skiers have already registered for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races to date. Friday, June 28, marks a price increase for all three races. The Birkie is North America’s largest cross-country ski race […]

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2020 Birkie Reusable Gear Bag to be Created by SWIX

To Date, over 8000 Plastic Bags Kept from Landfills Hayward, Wis. (May 16, 2019) — Everywhere you looked during Birkie week 2019 you were certain to witness skiers using their reusable Birkie gear bags. First introduced in 2017 and now in its third year, the reusable Birkie gear bag program is going even greener. The […]

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2020 Birkie Event Registration Opens Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon, Birkie Tour & Fat Bike Birkie Hayward, Wis. (April 29, 2019) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) today announced that registration will open for the 2020 American Birkebeiner schedule of events on May 1, 2019. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, is scheduled for Saturday, February […]

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Med Sleds Donated for Safety of Outdoor Enthusiasts

Hayward, WI, and the surrounding areas are a mecca for silent sports enthusiasts from all over the country, drawing thousands of adventurous spirits to enjoy the trails, lakes and rivers surrounding us. An estimated over 100,000 visitors to the area choose to spend time on the 100+ kilometer long American Birkebeiner (Birkie) Trail system. Both […]

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First-Time Ever! Birkie Skiers Get Names on Bibs as Part of Membership & Early Race Registration

One Week Only – April 1, 2019 through April 7, 2019 Hayward, WI (March 29, 2019) – For the first-time ever, as part of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s (ABSF) annual membership drive, skiers who join the ABSF can register one month early for the 2020 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races, and […]

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Pond and Stelljes Top the Podium at 2019 Fat Bike Birkie 47K

Morse and Brandvold Take Top Honors in Chico 21K Hayward, WI (March 9, 2019) – It was a golden day at the 2019 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, the world’s largest on-snow fat bike race, held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, Wisconsin. Nearly 1100 riders competed with riders hailing from 22 states and 3 […]

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