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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In Honor of Wisconsin’s Craft Brewery Day A.B.S.F. Announces Official Beer of the Birkie

Earth Rider Brewery, Superior, Wisc., Named Official Beer of the Birkie Hayward, WI (Thursday, September 26, 2019) — Thursday, Sept. 26 is Wisconsin Craft Brewery Day and to celebrate the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is proud to announce a new relationship with Earth Rider Brewery and their handcrafted beers. Launching with the Birkie Trail Run […]

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Birkie Trail Run Festival Goes Cup-Less as Part of Birkie Green Initiative

1000+ Runners Headed to Hayward, WI, for September 28 Birkie Trail Run Festival Hayward, Wisc. (September 26, 2019) – The 18th Birkie Trail Run Festival, held on the legendary hills of the iconic Birkie Trail, is this Saturday, September 28. For the first time ever, the Birkie Trail Run Festival will be completely cup-less. Participants […]

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ABSF Going Greener with Birkie Green

Birkie Green – Embracing Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility Hayward, Wisc. (September 26, 2019) – At the core, the Birkie lifestyle is about embracing an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. In fact, one of the core tenets of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s (ABSF) mission is to serve as good stewards of the American Birkebeiner […]

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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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