Birkie Trailhead • Cable, WI

The Birkie is excited to be hosting a Super JNQ this January! The Gitchi Gami Games are the third weekend of racing in both the Junior Cup & Youth Cup event series in 2019. The JNQ series is governed by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and encourages young athletes from U8 to U23 age divisions to enjoy cross country skiing and develop their skills, whether they are new to the sport High School skiers, aspiring junior skiers who hope to compete at the top national and international levels, or are somewhere in between. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels – from beginner racers to those with International experience.


Registration Closes Tuesday, January 15 at 11:59PM

Junior Cup Registration
(U16 / U18 / U20 / U23)

Register Here – CXC Junior Cup

Youth Cup Registration
(U8 / U10 / U12 / U14)

Register Here – CXC Youth Cup

Please direct any specific registration questions regarding refunds, corrections, updates, etc. to CXC via email at or phone 608.294.0433.

Start Lists

The official entry lists will be published online by 5pm Thursday for review prior to the coaches meeting on Friday.

Entry Lists

  • Entry List – Sorted by Name
  • Entry List – Sorted by Affiliation

Start Lists

Saturday Startlist

Sunday Startlist

Weekend Schedule

Friday January 18 - Course Preview

10:00 amWax Area Open
12:00 pmCourse Open for Inspection
5:30 PM Coaches Meeting /Bib Distribution - Cable Community Center
6:00 pmCourse Closed
10:00 pmWax Area Closed

Saturday January 19 - Classic Sprint

6:00 amWax Area Open
7:30 amCourse Open
8:45 amQual Boys/Girls U20/U18/U16U18/20 1.4 km
U16 1.1 km
11:15 amHeats Boys/Girls U20/U18 (Top 30)1.4 km
12:35 pmSemi/Final Heats Boys/Girls begin (U16/U18/U20)1.1km
1:05 pmCourse Open
1:30 pmQual Boys/Girls U14/U12/U10/U8U12/U14 900M
U8/10 400M
2:45 pmSemi/Final Heats Boys/Girls U14/U12/U10/U8 - Top 12 in each age group (U8/U10 combined)U12/U14 900M
U8/10 400M
10:00 pmWax Area Closed

Sunday January 20 - Mass Start Classic

6:00 amWax Area Open
7:30 amCourse open / Bib Pick-up Opens
9:00 amBoys U18/2010 km (3 x 3.3km)
10:00 amGirls U18/2010 km (3 x 3.3km)
11:00 amCourse Open
11:15 amBoys U165 km (2 x 2.5km)
11:45 amGirls U165 km (2 x 2.5km)
12:30 pmBoys U143.3 km
12:45 pmGirls U143.3 km
1:05 pmBoys & Girls U122.5 km
1:15 pmBoys & Girls U8 /U101 km


Course Maps  |  Stadium Map  | Venue Map  |  Map to Venue (Access via McNaught only, Telemark Rd CLOSED)

Wax Facilities

Indoor waxing will be allowed in the eastern portion of the Great Hall. A heated area 40’ x 60’ with access to power will be provided.  Collegiate and Junior teams can request a space by contacting Jim Sokup. Remaining space will be on a first come first serve basis and we ask all users to be considerate of others while using the facility. Please provide your own equipment, including a tarp or other floor covering material and clean the area prior to leaving. Hours of indoor waxing are noted on schedule. There is limited power outdoors at a pedestal in the Team leader / Team parking area on the North side of Great Hall.

Questions may be directed to Jim Sokup –


Weather Station in stadium   |   Stadium Video Camera

Team Leader Communication

Team Coaches Meeting –  Friday 5:30PM, Cable Community Center


Cable Chamber of Commerce: Lodging Map

Contact Cable Chamber:  715-798-3833 or

Parking & Spectator Info

Spectators are encouraged to attend events throughout the weekend. Multiple locations adjacent to both the start and finish zones will offer opportunities for those who wish come and encourage racers. Food/Concessions will be for sale inside the Great Hall.  The open stadium and multiple lap formats present quality viewing for all.  Spectators will be allowed travel along the northern most edge of the course leading away from the stadium. We ask that spectators do not cross the course within the area adjacent and including the stadium.


Ample parking is located directly at the venue. Team leader, team, and bus parking will be allowed in the lot directly north of the Great Hall.  Others will be asked to park in the East lot or the Gold Airport lot.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Gitchi Gami Games, please click here to register for available shifts

Race Contacts

For questions:

Chief of Course: Jim Sokup (

Chief of Timing: John Oman ( or Sam (

Race Secretary: Alex Leslie (

Online Registration Questions:  CXC  ( ) or  (608) 294-0433

Press Coordinator: Nancy Knutson (

Chief of Competition: Ben Popp (