Look for their Bibs!

Dedicated skiers who are competing in their 20th or more American Birkebeiner receive the designation of being a Birchlegger Skier. Hundreds of skiers have already achieved the honor of wearing the purple bib.

Most Birchlegger status skiers become a member of the Birchleggings Club. For information visit their web site at: www.birchleggings.com and their Facebook page.


Historically, the Birchleggings Club has hosted an awards breakfast.  This year, there will be no Birchleggings breakfast, program, or awards celebration. The board discussed this at length and chose to cancel the event due to the unpredictable nature of the current Omicron virus. Disappointed? So are we, but your health and wellbeing is foremost and the breakfast seemed too risky to pull off in a safe manner. It will be back in 2023!!

If you are completing your 20th, 30th or 40th Birkie this year CONGRATULATIONS on this accomplishment. There are 2 options for you to receive your award:

    • You can pick up your newly designed award at the Celebration Tent 10am-5pm Thursday – Saturday or 9am-1pm Sunday.
    • The second option is to have the award mailed to you at your expense. It’s a budget thing so please pick it up at the finish if possible.

Come see the Birchleggings Club at the Birkie Expo!  We will be hosting a booth at the Birkie Expo on Thursday 10am-8 pm and Friday 9am-8pm in the main gym of the high school. Please visit the club booth after you collect your race packet to say hi, pay your membership dues and find out about how you can participate in club activities. If you can spare an hour or two to help staff our booth please reach out to Jim Tenorio at TenorioJ@uwstout.edu to sign up for a shift.