Hello Media Representative!
The 45th Slumberland American Birkebeiner and a full-schedule of fabulous festivities are fast approaching! Starting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 and extending through Sunday, February 24, 2019 over 13,500 skiers (all events) and an estimated 30,000 spectators will gather for North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon and Nordic festivities in and around Hayward, Wisconsin. For a complete schedule of all 2019 Birkie week events and activities: Click Here
As a member of a recognized media outlet, we are eager to offer you access to our Birkie week events so you can best chronicle the Slumberland American Birkebeiner experience – from the Expo and exciting events on Thursday, to the Kortelopet & Prince Haakon on Friday, to Saturday’s International race action, to Sunday’s On-Snow Demo Day – from start to finish, there is no greater show on snow!
Required Photo Credit: © American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation 2019
Eligible media members must complete a media credentials application. Only media members whose primary purpose is to cover Birkie week events as a working news media outlet will be considered for media credentials. In the weeks leading up to the Birkie, the approved media member may receive emails containing additional event information. Media credentials are not required for Thursday’s events, however, credentials are required for events on Friday and Saturday. Media Credentials allow access to the general start and finish areas, as well convenient parking options.
Along with your media credentials and based on your coverage plans, you may receive a parking pass for the American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet start areas. There is not parking available at the start of the Prince Haakon race.
We love to hear what you have to say about the Birkie! Please send a copy of your published article or email a link to an online publication to firstname.lastname@example.org following the event. Please use the hashtag #Birkie2019 or #BirkieFever in your social media posts using: American Birkebeiner (Facebook), @americanbirkebeiner (Instagram) and @birkie (Twitter). We appreciate your interest in the Slumberland American Birkebeiner!
Mail: ABSF, Attn: Media, P.O. Box 911, Hayward, WI, 54843
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 715-634-5025. We look forward to seeing you in February! #BirkieFever
The Birkie Media Center is the place you can call home on Friday, 2.22.19, and Saturday, 2.23.19. If you need to take a break, warm up, charge your equipment, grab a cup of coffee, a cookie, or simply need a quiet work space. The Birkie Media Center will be located at the Veterans Center, 10534 Main Street, at the northeast corner of the American Birkebeiner International Bridge in Hayward. WiFi will be available for media use.
On Thursday, please visit one of our local coffee shops for a cozy seat, a warm cup of coffee, and WiFi. Hayward Coffee Company is located on Main Street, Backroads Coffee is on Dakota Avenue (one block off of Main Street), and Caribou Coffee is located in Marketplace Foods at the East end of Main Street.