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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2015 Birkie T-shirt Design Contest Winner!

It was another great year for the American Birkebeiner T-Shirt Design Contest. Congratulations to Marc Shapiro of Minneapolis, MN, the winner decided by a week of online voting July 28th to August 1st.  This was his first time to enter the contest. “I’m really excited and honored to win this year’s Birkie t-shirt design contest!   […]

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