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In March of 2016, we published an article penned by Scott “Bjorn” Cummings, a Postbaccalaureate student working towards his Academic Behavorial Strategist K-12 (ABS) Special Education License at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), titled “Part II” update in September. Here’s his latest Birkie leadup piece. *** The annual benchmark nordic ski race is here. The American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin, for nordic skiers is like the Hajj in Mecca for Muslims. Everyone who is physically and...

Slumberland American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet race registration will close Tuesday, November 3, at 11:59 p.m. CST! We don’t want you to miss out on the 2016 Birkie experience! Based on registrations received as of this morning, the participant cap will be reached by Tuesday night! Please share this with family and friends who have yet to register! Prince Haakon registration will remain open!  Slumberland American Birkebeiner – Skate & Classic!  February 20, 2016 Register Now Prince Haakon...

(Birkie Alert) Only 100 Spots Left! We’re really excited about all the final registrations coming in from people all over the country, including plenty of first-time Birke skiers. We are in full Birkie “Go Mode” here, getting ready to see you all again in February for the big day on Saturday, Feb. 21, and for all the other events and happenings going on Birkie Week, from Thursday to Sunday. * If you know someone who...

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This past weekend, nearly the entirety of the adult population of Midwestern skiers made their way to Hayward for the annual get-together of the ski community: The Birkie. The American Birkebeiner (or Birkie, for short), is the biggest ski race in North America. For many skiers, the race represents their culmination of training for the whole year. Read a first-timer's perspective on the race, the trail, and Birkie Fever.

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All American Birkebeiner coverage is brought to you through the generous support of SkiErg. CABLE, Wis. – Matt Liebsch’s wife had been in a car accident. Lars Flora couldn’t feel his fingers nearly two weeks after a ski mountaineering race in Vail, Colo. Holly Brooks had just returned home to Alaska to recharge. Caitlin Gregg was waiting for an OK from her doctor. Tad Elliott wasn’t sure what to do with a weekend off from the...