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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2016 Slumberland American Birkebeiner Registration Opens Monday, May 4

  SKI January 17, 2016 – Birkie Tour – Register HERE February 20, 2016 – Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet or Prince Haakon – Register HERE RUN September 26, 2015 – Birkie Trail Run & Trek – Register HERE BIKE March 5, 2016 – Fat Bike Birkie – Register HERE LIVE! Live the Birkie Lifestyle All […]

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Brooks and Bonaldi Win the American Birkebeiner

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  21, 2015) – Holly Brooks (APU/Salomon) and Sergio Bonaldi (Scame-Ski Trab Marathon Team) captured the women’s and men’s freestyle titles at the 42nd American Birkebeiner.  For both, this was their second Birkie win. Brooks attacked with two kilometers to go into a headwind on Hayward Lake in the 51-kilometer race, dropping Aurelie […]

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Warmer Weather to Arrive Saturday

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  20, 2015) – After some brutally cold days, the weather will moderate for Saturday.  The National Weather Service is calling for a low of 9F on Saturday morning with a high of 18F for the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haakon events.  With an inch or so of new snow on Friday, the […]

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Stay Warm Skiers

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  19, 2015) – The National Weather Service is predicting a low of minus 10F and a high of 16F with light snow on Friday for the Junior Birkie and the Barnebirkie.  Conditions look warmer for Saturday.  The NWS is forecasting a low of 7F and a high of 18F. Cross country skiers […]

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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 additional length – 700 meters – comes from relocating the final aid station from Highway 77 down into Hatchery Park.  The finish line is also […]

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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 number of hard copies will be available at the Expo.    The electronic version makes immediate updates possible, if the need arises, providing the ABSF […]

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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 will supply GU and Nuun products as well as water, fruit and cookies. Skiers can fuel up at eight stations along the Birkie course and […]

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