More Birkie-Korte Entries Still Available Through JDRF

Alex KochonDecember 8, 2012

( press release)

Update as of 12/6 – There are still a limited number available.

Call JDRF at 1-866-233-3354.

(Several people who intially signed up for a “Second Chance” entry were not able to use it because of injury or work conflict, so those few entries are being offered again. Call now to sign up or click below! The fundraising deadline has also been extended to January 11.)

On October 18, right after registration closed for the 2013 Birkie and Kortelopet races, we made the following announcement: “JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is the Birkie’s new Skiers For Cures partner for the next three years. As a way to help kick-off this fundraising effort and help skiers who did not get a 2013 Birkie or Korte entry on time, JDRF and the Birkie have arranged to make 50 entries available through JDRF’s “Second Chance” program.

Here’s how it works. Raise a minimum of just $500 for JDRF by the extended deadline of January 11 and its research to cure diabetes and receive one of these remaining entries to the Birkie or Korte, your choice.


For Your “Second Chance” Entry

Choose the “Register Now” option


Call JDRF at 1-866-233-3354.


Here are the details 

– The first 50 people who sign-up for this “Second Chance” fundraising option will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Register online through the link above (16 of these 50 entries are still available).

– To register, each of these people will be required to make an initial, non-refundable deposit of $50.

– JDRF will send them their Birkie Entry Form as soon as they raise the minimum of $500. (Also see Additional JDRF Rewards, below!)

– When they register online for one of the 50 Second Chance entries, each person agrees that they are responsible for raising and/or donating $500 to JDRF by January 11. They also agree that if they do not raise that amount by January 11, they have the option to simply pay the remainder. If they choose not to, JDRF will make that Second Chance entry available to someone else.

– The skier should complete, sign, and return the Birkie or Korte entry form to the Birkie office as soon as possible and by January 31 at the latest. Wave placement will be based on availability.

Send entry to:

ABSF, P.O. Box 911, Hayward, WI 54843

Your fundraising will also qualify you for these additional JDRF Rewards!

– Raise $150

Earn a Team JDRF cross-country ski hat

– Raise $250

Get an entry into the Norway trip drawing (prize includes entry for two people in 2014 Norwegian Birkebeiner, three nights lodging and air travel)

– Go the Distance

Be one of the Top Ten fundraisers and receive a complimentary 2014 American Birkebeiner registration.


For Your “Second Chance” Entry

Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon ( is a former FasterSkier editor and roving reporter who never really lost touch with the nordic scene. A freelance writer, editor, and outdoor-loving mom of two, she lives in northeastern New York and enjoys adventuring in the Adirondacks. She shares her passion for sports and recreation as the co-founder of "Ride On! Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and a sales and content contributor at When she's not skiing or chasing her kids around, Alex assists authors as a production and marketing coordinator for iPub Global Connection.

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