Non-Competitive Ski Tour for youth ages 3 to 13
The Barnebirkie is presented by Johnson Bank & Swiss Miss.
This is where Birkie Dreams begin! Imagine nearly 1000 kids skiing from Lake Hayward, over the International Bridge, and up Main Street to the iconic finish line of the American Birkebeiner! Kids can choose to ski either a 1 km or 3 km course that goes up and over the International Bridge, or a 1/2 km course that does not go over the bridge.
If you are looking for a competitive experience for youth, consider participating in the Junior Birkie race which will be held on the same courses following the Barnebirkie.
Any adult that is accompanying Barne skiers on the ski course must be on skis. Otherwise, adults must stay off of the groomed ski course and walk along the paths and sidewalk.
Only kids and accompanying adults on skis will be allowed on the International Bridge. There will be helpers on the bridge providing assistance to kids that need help getting up and over.
NO PETS PLEASE.
Save money and time by registering early on-line. Registration will open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:00am.
|Tu, Sep 4 thru Thu, Jan 3||F, Jan 4 thru Tu, Feb 19||W, Feb 20 thru Event Day|
|Any Barnebirkie Participant||$10||$13||$18|
Barne Skiers registering for the 3 km tour will be randomly assigned to either the Red or Yellow Wave. Skiers registering for the 1 km tour will be randomly assigned to either the Green or Orange Wave.
Barne Skiers registering for the 500 m tour will be assigned to the Purple Wave.
Skiers in the same family can all be assigned to the same wave, just ask at bib pick up.
Is your school group interested in skiing the Barnebirkie? Great! Please call the Birkie Office at 715-634-5025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to register your group. School groups registration forms must be received in the Birkebeiner office by Thursday, February 14, 2019.
School groups may use this entry form: 2018 Barnebirkie School Group Entry Form
Swiss Miss hot chocolate and homemade cookies courtesy of the Sons of Norway await every participant in the Celebration Tent near the finish area.
All children will receive a Barnebirkie medal, ski bib, and the first 750 children to pick up their bib will receive a ski hat.