Latest Schedule of Events

Start Times

Wednesday: Open Track

  • 9-11am American Birkebeiner 30K Skate/Classic Open Track Start Window
  • 11:00-11:30am Kortelopet 20K Skate/Classic Open Track Start Window
  • 12:00-12:30pm Prince Haakon Open Track Start Window
  • 3:30pm Finish Cut-Off

Thursday: Alternative Event Day + Barnebirkie, Jr. Birkie, Giant Ski & ParaBirkie

  • 9am Barkie Birkie at OO Trailhead
  • 9am-11am American Birkebeiner 30K Skate/Classic Start Window
  • 11-11:30am Kortelopet 20K Skate/Classic Start Window
  • 12-12:30pm Prince Haakon 10K Skate/Classic Start Window
  • 11:30am Barnebirkie; Main Street, Hayward
  • 2pm Jr. Birkie at American Birkebeiner Trailhead
  • 3:30pm Alternate American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon Finish Cut-Off
  • 4:30pm Giant Ski on Main Street, Hayward
  • 4:30pm ParaBirkie at American Birkebeiner Trailhead

Friday: Kortelopet & Prince Haakon

  • Kortelopet Classic & Prince Haakon
    • 8:00am Female 20K Elite/U20 (Gun Time)
    • 8:10am Male 20K Elite/U20 (Gun Time)
    • 8:45am Wave 1-3 every 5 minutes (Chip Time)
    • 9:00am Wave 70 (Chip Time)
    • 9:05am Wave 4 (Chip Time)
    • 9:10am Prince Haakon 10K U18 (Chip Time)
    • 9:15am Prince Haakon 10K Open (Chip Time)
    • 12:30pm Finish Cut-Off
  • 10am Podium at Celebration Area (Kortelopet Classic Only)
  • Kortelopet Skate & Prince Haakon
    • 1:30pm Female 20K Elite/U20 (Gun Time)
    • 1:40pm Male 20K Elite/U20 (Gun Time)
    • 2:15pm Wave 1-3 every 5 minutes (Chip Time)
    • 2:30pm Wave 70 (Chip Time)
    • 2:35pm Wave 4-5 every 5 minutes (Chip Time)
    • 2:45pm Prince Haakon 10K U18 (Chip Time)
    • 2:50pm Prince Haakon 10K Open (Chip Time)
    • 5:00pm Finish Cut-Off
  • 3:00 Podium at Celebration Area (Kortelopet Skate Only)

Saturday: American Birkebeiner Skate

  • 7am American Birkebeiner Skate Wave 1 30K event
  • 7:10am American Birkebeiner Skate Wave 2 30K event
  • 9:30am Wave 1/2 Finish Cut-Off
  • 10:30 American Birkebeiner Skate SuperTour/Elite Women’s 50K race
  • 10:45 American Birkebeiner Skate SuperTour/Elite Men’s 50K race
  • 1pm 50th Celebration Ceremony and Podium Awards at Celebration Area
  • 1pm Waves 3-4 30K every 5 minutes
  • 1:10pm Spirit of 35 & Wave 70 30K
  • 1:15pm Wave 5-10 30K every 5 minutes
  • 6:00pm Finish Cut-Off

Sunday: American Birkebeiner Classic

  • 8:00am American Birkebeiner Classic Elite Men’s/Women’s 30K Race
  • 8:10am American Birkebeiner Classic Wave 1 30K
  • 10:00am Wave 2-3 30K every 5 minutes
  • 10:10am Spirit of 35 & Wave 70 30K
  • 10:15 Wave 4-6 30K every 5 minutes
  • 11am Podium Awards at Celebration Area
  • 4:00pm Finish Cut-Off

Race Tracking & Results

Track Your Skier With RTRT!

The 2024 Slumberland American Birkebeiner Live Results are available via web at Have a Smartphone? Download the Mobile App at and search for the 2024 Birkie event. Participants, Family & Friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available! Sign-up now to have race progress posted automatically to your Twitter feeds! Live Email Notifications are also available.

Live Stream & Race Coverage

Live Race Coverage

CXC & The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation are excited to offer a live streaming of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet, free of cost.

If video transmission issues occur, there will be a delayed broadcast of the programs.

Viewing Schedule:

Watch Online:


From pre-race Birkie stories, to exciting live coverage, and celebratory post-race skier interviews, local radio stations will have the latest Birkie news:

Course Map & Preview

Course Map

Interactive Course Preview

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Wax Policy & Services

Daily Wax Recommendations
Check here or visit the SWIX Booth
Daily Wax Recommendations
Check here or visit the TOKO Expo Booth
New Moon Ski Shop
Wax Recommendations and Service
Visit the New Moon website or Expo Booth

Pioneer Midwest
Race Wax Service
Check here or visit the Pioneer Midwest Expo Booth
Gear West
Race Wax Service
Check here or visit the Gear West Expo Booth
Race Wax Service
Check here

ABSF Wax Policy

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has joined U.S. Ski and Snowboard in banning the use of fluorinated ski wax in competition beginning the 2020-2021 season. We encourage all competitors to abide by this policy for all events on the Birkie Trail and at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead. All athletes are subject to random ski testing at events and penalties will apply to any US Ski and Snowboard licensed or citizen skier that is found to be non-compliant.

All participants in the 2024 American Birkebeiner are required to use non-Fluoridated wax products and are subject to random testing to detect the presence of fluorine on their skis.  Racers in the Men’s & Women’s Birkie Skate Elite Waves MUST check-in skis at the start line beginning at 7:45am until 10 minutes before their respective waves start.  After check-in, skis must remain in the control area until time for skiers to load into gates.  Racers must finish with the skis that were marked at the start line. We encourage all racers at all American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation events to follow the ABSF Wax Policy and utilize fluoro-free wax at events.

How to Clean Flouros from Skis

Cleaning Skis:

Wax, Scrape, & Brush 2-3 times with a F-Free glide wax.

Cleaning Tools:

Brushes – Vacuum bristles, spritz the bristles lightly with a base cleaner, and allow to dry.

Scrapers and other hard tools – Wipe clean with a base cleaner and allow to dry.

Work Space:

Vacuum and wipe down surfaces where skis and tools make contact.

Share Your Birkie Story

Share your Birkie story with us and let your ski adventures inspire others! Whether it’s conquering challenging trails or enjoying the beauty of the snow-covered landscape, we want to hear about your memorable Birkie experiences and/or training. Share the thrill, the triumphs, and the joy of cross-country skiing with our community and view more 50th Anniversary History »