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Birkie Week Smaller Events Registration Also Opens North America’s #1 & #2 Cross-Country Ski Races Filling Fast (Press release) HAYWARD, Wis. (September 5, 2018) – With fall temperatures in the air, thoughts turn quickly to the change in seasons, fall leaves, and snow. The Birkie week of festivities is a mere 168 days away and thousands of skiers have already registered for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races to date. Friday, September...

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb. 9, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is racing into the new year with a marketing campaign aimed at promoting its Kortelopet (Korte) cross-country ski race and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. With help from a $12,450 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation looks to increase participation in the 29 kilometer race slated for Feb. 23, 2018. This year’s...

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

Those unfamiliar with the American Birkebeiner and cross-country ski culture in the Midwest might not get it. How does a point-to-point ski marathon in northern Wisconsin 120 truckloads to Main Street. There, they spread the pristine white stuff 6 inches to a foot deep for the ½-kilometer finish. The ABSF also made sure the Birkie trail was in tact, unloading 500 totes of snow – each weighing 300 pounds – on the course, and shoveling...