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Birkie Week Crowded With Activity
HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Besides the main races on Saturday, Birkie Week is jam-packed with over a dozen other ski events, starting on Thursday, Feb. 19 and continuing […]
Birkie Highlights 2015 Changes
HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb. 9, 2015) – Course changes to the 2015 Birkebeiner will lengthen the classic race to 55 km and the skate race to 51 km. Most of the […]
Electronic Event Guide Highlights Parking and Bussing Changes
HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.6, 2015) – The American Birkebeiner Event Guide has gone electronic. All participants must access the electronic flip version with race-week details on the Birkie webpage. A limited […]
Week 22: V is for Volunteers!
It’s been busy here in Kazakhstan with racing every day, but it didn’t prevent me from catching up with Birkie Volunteer Coordinator Patti Rumler. The thought of the Birkie- or […]
Personalize Your Commemorative Birkie Photos
Elite Cartography and LIVEALITY are offering two new keepsakes for skiers to remember and relive their 42nd American Birkebeiner. Through Elite Cartography, skiers can get an official American Birkebeiner commemorative […]
Participant News: Nutrition and Hydration
You can’t ski the Birkie on a cup of coffee and a peanut butter sandwich. The 50 plus kilometers necessitate proper hydration and nutrition. This year, the Birkie food stations […]
Week 21: U is for USA in Kazakhstan
After 30 hours of traveling I finally arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the U23 and Junior World Ski Championships. The races start on Monday, and up until then we will […]
Birkie Fever Bash – Past, Present & Future!
A Push to the Finish – Come Join the Fun! Looking for a fun night to amp you up for the Birkie and give back to the race that inspires […]
Birkie Behind the Scenes
When Bill and Beda McKinney took over running the Powerline food station some 30 years ago, the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race started in downtown Hayward and finished at […]
Week 20: T is for the Birkie Tour
This past Sunday I skied my first ever Birkie Tour. Due to a series of fortunate events (namely Nationals being in Michigan and snow arriving for much of the Midwest) […]