RUNNING STORIES: Nebraska Runner comes to the Northwoods for the Birkie Trail Run 5K

In the upcoming months, we’re delighted to share a series of captivating runner stories with you. Our first spotlight falls on Hali and her family, who hail from the heart […]

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Lifesaving Drone Technology Debuted at this year’s American Birkebeiner Event 

PRESS RELEASE  Lifesaving Drone Technology Debuted at this year’s American Birkebeiner Event  HAYWARD, WI (March 6, 2024) – As the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation wraps a successful 50th Anniversary Season this […]

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American Birkebeiner Celebrates 50 Years by Hosting its Annual Week of Ski Events on Ten Kilometers of Machine-made Snow  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  HAYWARD, WI (February 25, 2024) – Despite the warmest Wisconsin winter on record and less than 16” of natural fallen snow in Sawyer County, Birkie Week 2024 events […]

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KARE 11 showcases the Birkie changes for this coming weekend

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ABSF Executive Director Ben Popp chats with WDIO about the changes for this year’s Birkie Week activities

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WI State Legislature declares February 19th – 25th American Birkebeiner Week in Wisconsin 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  HAYWARD, WI (February 18, 2024) – Last week the WI State Senate adopted Assembly Joint Resolution 104, officially declaring February 19th – 25th American Birkebeiner Week in Wisconsin.   American […]

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Changes to Birkie Week 2024:  Lapped Courses and Race Distance Changes 

Hayward, WI, February 13, 2024 – As anticipation builds for Birkie Week 2024, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is announcing several updates to this year’s 50th Slumberland American Birkebeiner anniversary […]

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Ernie St. Germaine Received 50th Anniversary Custom Skis

On Friday, February 9th, Ernie St. Germaine, the only skier to have skied all 49 American Birkebeiners, picked up his custom skis for his 50th race in just two weeks. […]

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Executive Director Ben Popp discusses a warmer Birkie year on MPR

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Executive Director Ben Popp chatted with Jenn White on Minnesota Public Radio. Ben discusses the current and forecasted weather conditions as well as the initial Birkie […]

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Marketing & Communications Director Shawn Connelly talks Birkie 2024 on Civic Media Network

As Birkie week 2024 approaches American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Marketing and Communications Director Shawn Connelly appeared on the Matenaer on the Air show hosted by WUAK 101FM and the Civic Media […]

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