2019 American Birkebeiner elite wave

Welcome to the Elite Wave

  If you’ve ever wondered what the elite wave is like compared to one of the larger later starting waves here is a crash course.  A little background for context, the 2018 American Birkebeiner was my first introduction to the Birkie and the 50K distance. I started in wave 2 and paired with perfect conditions my first Birkie is by far my favorite race I’ve done.  Wave 2, while crowded and congested (think penguins huddled...