Less Than 1,000 Spots Left in American Birkie

Alex KochonNovember 16, 2011

Planning on Registering for the 2012 American Birkebeiner or Kortelopet? Do It Now!

A record-breaking number of skiers have already registered. The total number of skiers now registered for the Birkebeiner and Kortelopet has now surpassed 8,000. The cap for these two races is 9,000, so we are less than 1,000 skiers away from closing registration for 2012. The Prince Haakon has a cap of 400, and right now it is only 25 percent full. So, there is room in all three events, but anyone interested should make their decision and register as soon as possible.

“We are very excited about this year’s race. We expect to reach our capacity of 9,000 Birkie and Korte skiers by the end of November,” says Ned Zuelsdorff, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. “We’ve consistently reported being ahead of last year’s record pace since this summer. There are many repeat skiers plus a lot of new participants, too. Birkie Fever is really catching on. We always like to hear the stories of people training in places like North Carolina, California, even parts of Illinois where snow to train on is no guarantee. It’s this kind of energy and enthusiasm that makes the Birkie such a great experience.”

Save $15 when you register on or before November 30.

The next registration fee deadline is November 30, 2011. You can still register for the existing fee rate through that date.

For more information and to register, visit the American Birkebeiner website.


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Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon (alex@fasterskier.com) is the former managing editor at FasterSkier. She spent seven years with FS from 2011-2018, and has been writing, editing, and skiing ever since. She's making a cameo in 2020.

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