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Ivan Babikov's a World Cup racer, not a marathon specialist, but on Saturday, Feb. 20, he'll be one of the favorites at the 2016 American Birkebeiner in northern Wisconsin. He decided to do the race a week ago. “I remembered how crazy the Birkie is and how much people there care," he said. "This is their local Olympic Games, so I’m pretty pretty psyched to be going."

  www.birkie.com/volunteer, choose the event they wish to volunteer for, choose the date, time, and shift location they wish to support with their time and energy. For additional information, email the ABSF at birkie@birkie.com, or call the ABSF office at (715) 634-5025.   About the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and Birkie® Events  Located near Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is known for its signature American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon held each...

  Official 2016 Event Poster and T-shirts Available Now HAYWARD, Wis. — Earlier this year, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), hosted design contests for the official Birkie 2016 event poster and t-shirt. The ABSF is pleased to announce the contest winners and to share their creative designs which will become the face of the 2016 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski race. Winner of the first official Birkie poster design contest is Christopher Schmidt of Minneapolis, MN. Schmidt’s...

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is excited to offer a $2500 youth racing development grant for junior ski clubs or teams (kids 13-18 years of age).  To enter the grant contest, teams must submit a video that expresses what a healthy, active Birkie lifestyle means to them.  The word BIRKIE must be spelled out with each letter representing one aspect of what the Birkie lifestyle means to the team.  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation...

(Press Release) HAYWARD, Wis. – Each February more than 10,000 cross-country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s largest and greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. In homage to the races roots, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) seeks a trio of cross country skiers to represent two Birkebeiner warriors and Inga, mother of Prince Haakon, in the 43rd American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon slated for February 20, 2016. In 1206, Norway was in the...

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...

Press release) HAYWARD, Wisconsin (November 11, 2014) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is proud to www.BirkieStore.com. The same great Birkie apparel and much more will then be available at the 2015 Birkie Expo and in downtown Hayward during Birkie Week, February 19-22. The company has also come on board as a Gold Level sponsor of the ABSF, to develop and produce new signage for the Birkie race course and finish-line festival areas, host...

CLOSING TODAY at MIDNIGHT We have reached our participant cap for the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner. Registration for both the Birkie and Korte events will close tonight  (Thursday 10/23/14) at 11:59 pm CDT. The Prince Hakkon 13K will remain open. Take Advantage of This Last Day to Register!   Click HERE to Register Now  Click Here for Event Details

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It's final. Holly Brooks is tackling the FIS Marathon Cup/Worldloppet series this season, with seven of nine races on her schedule and a goal of an overall top three. "I’m ready for new challenges,” she says. “I’m a competitor and I want to be in races where I’m in contention for a podium." As the Birkie's first elite-athlete representative, she's hoping that will simplify some of the international logistics.