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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • NEW! Birkie Challenge Series! #1 - Go the Birkie Distance
  • NEW VENUE! Birkie Trail Run Festival (Price Increase 5/15/20)
  • RECORD PACE for Birkie 2021 Registration - Wave Update Below!
The Latest From
Ben in Birkieland

Are you ready to go the distance?  Join the Challenge, check out the SWAG, and see the new Birkie Gear Bag in action!
Watch now!

Record Registration Pace
Registration opened on May 1!
Birkie Sk Wv 1 -
76% full
Birkie Sk Wv 2 - 55% full
Birkie Sk Wv 3 - 53% full
Birkie Cl Wv 1 - 58% full
Birkie Cl Wv 2 - 56% full
Birkie Cl Wv 3 - 43% full
We're thankful to see how excited you are for Birkie 2021!

Tier 2 pricing in effect.
Dream now. Plan now.
Train now. Ski Later! 

Register Now!

Get Comfy at Home & Snag Free Birkie Entry
If you're dreaming of upgrading the furnishings in your home and skiing the Birkie, wait until you hear this! Spend $1000 at Slumberland Furniture and you'll ski free!  Find out how!
Birkie Trail Run Festival
New Venue! Run the rolling hills of the Birkie Trail, more single track, see beautiful vistas from atop Mt. Telemark, run by crisp cool waters, all within the beautiful forests of NW Wisconsin. Price increases on May 15. Check out new map! Register at
Erika Flowers'
Spring Bucket LIst

The 2020 American Birkebeiner third place finisher, Erika Flowers, shares her ideas on keeping some semblance of structure this spring during these unique pandemic times. Read Now!

Good Deeds
We thought it was a good time to focus on some generous work that Anderson’s customers and sponsored athletes are doing. 
Learn about their good deeds.

Mastering Alaska's Crust with David Norris
Rossignol Athlete and 2016 Birkie Champ David Norris shows his incredible skiing skills while crust skiing in Alaska. Watch Now!
Your North Woods Adventure Lodging
Take a trip North and enjoy the great outdoors all while social
distancing! Here you will find trails, lakes, parks ... and a great place to stay! 
Reserve a week or a weekend!

What Local Athlete is Sponsored by Sidas
Jesse Diggins, the gold medalist, who grew up in St. Paul, MN, has been with Sidas for the last few years.
Check Out Sidas!
A Ski Store Owner's Musings
The “wow!” stage has moved on. We remember  the hour when the World Cup at Wirth Park was cancelled, that was just the beginning.
Learn more!
2021 Birkie Gear Bag
This awesome bag, made by SWIX, is available for $47 and  only during registration for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon & Fat Bike Birkie!  We place our order in July! Must register by 7/1/20.  Perfect for your year-round adventures! Thank you!
Learn More!
2020 - Year of the Trail
Spending time in the great outdoors is centering, calming, refreshing, and a great place to get exercise.  The Birkebeiner Trail is at the heart of ABSF events and provides a venue for all to live an active outdoor lifestyle. Help us to preserve this treasure!  Learn More!

7 Indoor Exercises to Stay In Shape
Working out at home regularly can build strength and mobility, especially when outdoor activities are restricted.
Check out these exercises from Suunto! 

Muuv With Nuun
Here at Nuun, we’re on a mission to inspire more muuvment. So, for occasional to professional athletes, we make healthy hydration easy. This year though, we want to do more…learn more.
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Happy to Be Part of Your Birkie Registration
Deck season is right around the corner. For deck materials, paint, lumber, windows/doors, and more, come see us on your way into Hayward on Hwy. 63.
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Birkie Challenge Series: Go the Birkie Distance!
The recent Birkie Quarantine Training Challenge was so popular that we’ve created the NEW Birkie Challenge Series – one challenge each month through August!  Something new each month! Join the movement & take the challenge! Register Now!

Wave Upgrade Requests
With some waves closing soon, don’t forget to submit your Wave Upgrade Request right away! Wave upgrades are subject to availability at the time you submit your request, not when you registered for the race.
Learn more! 

Make a Run For It...
The ABSF Board That Is!

Match your Birkie passion with your life skills and consider running for the ABSF Board of Directors.  Deadline to apply is June 24, 2020.  Details Here!

Birkie Store
End of Season Sale!

Summer's coming!  That means it's time for the Birkie Store's season end sale! Free shipping in the U.S. with code: #BirkieStrongerTogether
Don't miss out!

Relive the Excitement of Birkie Week 2020!
Watch Now!

American Birkebeiner Capstone Monuments
Imagine seeing your name, or a loved one’s name, permanently etched on an American Birkebeiner Capstone Monument near the new Becker Law Link bridge over Highway 77 (bridge completion summer 2020). 
Learn More!

Register for Birkie 2021 & Support Small Business
The Birkie relies on an entire community to host its events.  This year, when you register for a Birkie event, you'll receive gift certificates to Hayward area Birkie sponsors.  Please visit them next time you're in town!

Channel Your Flannel
Birkie Lumberjack Run

August 1, 2020
Registration opens May 15, 2020  for the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk. Check back soon for details on the shirt of the summer, as well as participation options.  There's nothing like fresh air in the great outdoors! #YoHo

Train this Summer Then Ride the Fat Bike Birkie!
Fat Bike Birkie is serious fun, plain and simple.  On March 13, 2021, you can ride the Big Fat 47K, Half Fat 21K, or Fun Fat 10K!  Register for Fat Bike Birkie to lock-in your 2021 winter fun!
30 Days of Biking Continues for Locals
Gary Crandall and Ian Finch take on the 30 Days of Biking Challenge in April and beyond. Find out what they're up to!
Learn more!
ABSF & CXC Academy
Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), in partnership with the ABSF, has announced an exciting roster of CXC Academy coaches: Ben Popp, Caitlin Compton Gregg, Nichole Bathe, Matt Liebsch, Steve Myrland, Joe Haggenmiller & Yuriy Gusev. Check out CXC Academy's online training programs!
We'll See You at the Birkie Trail Run Festival
As proud sponsors of the American Birkebeiner we’re excited for great food, great atmosphere & seeing friendly faces in September at the Birkie Trail Run Festival!
Learn More!
Toko has a Tasty History
The Tobler Company, eventually becoming "To Ko," is the same company that ended up producing both Toko waxes and Toblerone chocolate bars.
Learn more!
What's In a Cranberry?
Cranberries are a super fruit. They are packed with Vitamins C and E, fiber, antioxidants and more!   Visit us to learn about the health benefits of cranberries or find recipes.
Ski25KinMay NENSA Virtual Rollerski Challenge
Bliz Eyewear & Swenor Rollerskis invite you to the NENSA Virtual Rollerski Series Event! NENSA #25KinMAY. Be like Gus!  Get out there and rollerski 25K in May.
Learn more!

Guarantee Birkie Fever For Generations to Come
Have you ever considered supporting the Birkie lifestyle, that you enjoy now, for future generations? Learn how you can share your personal Birkie legacy in your estate planning. Join the Legacy Circle!

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