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The 10th annual 26.2 mile Individual Marathon 13.1 mile Individual Half Marathon 5K Fun Run/Walk The 10th Birkie Trail Run & Trek offers several fun and challenging events including the Individual Marathon Run, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Birkie Trek Nordic Walk and the 5K Fun Run! The events are guaranteed to challenge even the strongest runners and Nordic Walkers. All events take place on the famous and hilly Birkie trail at one of the most...

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All American Birkebeiner coverage is brought to you through the generous support of SkiErg. HAYWARD, Wis. – For the first half of Saturday’s 50-kilometer skate race at the 39th American Birkebeiner, Tad Elliott mostly looked down. The 23-year-old U.S. Ski Team member was hanging in there, but it wasn’t easy. Reaching for a water bottle around 24 k, he mustered the strength to ask his Salomon support staff where the frontrunners were. Last year’s runner-up, Benoit...

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All American Birkebeiner coverage is brought to you through the generous support of SkiErg. HAYWARD, Wis. — Ever wonder how they get all that snow, about half a kilometer’s worth and 6 inches to a foot deep, all across Main Street and out toward Hayward Lake for the finish of the American Birkebeiner? FasterSkier’s Alex Matthews tagged along for a four-hour grooming session in downtown Hayward with two of the Birkie’s main men, Chief of Course...

Press release HAYWARD, WI, January 21, 2012 – A frosty -18 degrees below zero [Saturday] morning may have slowed the start of the third-annual BirkieTour, but did not deter more than 645 cross country skiers from enjoying a day on the Birkie Trail with friends and family. The BirkieTour, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, is an untimed “open-field” cross country ski event. Originally scheduled to start from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., the time...

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HAYWARD, Wis. — One of three skiers to have raced every American Birkebeiner since its inception in 1973, David Landgraf, 62, died Monday in the hospital after being hit by a motorist while bicycling Friday evening. According to a press release from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Landgraf, of Bloomer, Wis., was hit by a car on Highway 27 in Hayward, the town where he finished 38 consecutive Birkebeiner ski races, a 50-plus kilometer trek...