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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • ABSF Members! Time to vote for the ABSF Board of Directors!
  • Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk - Register Now & get a free ticket to LWC!
  • August 10! Annual Meeting & Grand Opening at OO Trailhead! 
  • NEW! Ultra Relay Race at Birkie Trail Run Festival - Details Below!
Ben's Throwdown!
Do you accept his challenge? Ben's son, Luke, certainly did! Learn the latest from the Birkie Trail and the exciting events on the Birkie roster!  Watch Now!
Crisp Air, Great Trail
No Mosquitoes! #ThePerfectRun

Join us for the Birkie Trail Run Festival 2019!  From the Ultra to the Ultra Relay, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, Nordic Trek, 5K or 1K for kids - there's an event for everyone!  Register at

Have You Voted?
If you're an ABSF member, you received a link via email to vote in the ABSF Board of Directors election.  Meet the candidates!  Deadline to vote is July 28!  Not a member, no problem.  Join Now!

ABSF Member Only Sale!
If you're an ABSF member, have we got a deal for you!  20% off in the Birkie Store July 18-22. Not a member? Join now!

Like this Summer,
Birkie Fever is HOT!

Wave Updates!

Birkie Sk Wv 1 - Closed!
Birkie Sk Wv 2 - Closed!
Birkie Sk Wv 3 - 92% full
Birkie Cl Wv 1 - Closed!
Birkie Cl Wv 2 - 89% full
Birkie Cl Wv 3 - 72% full
Save Money & Register Soon!
Other Waves are Filling Fast!
  Register Now!

When Runners Become Heroes
Slumberland was proud to honor American Red Cross heroes by creating their video stories. We thought our Birkie friends would be inspired by these good samaritans. 
Ride the Fat Bike Birkie!
45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie is the largest fat bike race in the world!  On March 7, 2020, ride in the 47K or 21K races, or try the 10K tour!  Train now and register for Fat Bike Birkie!
High, Mid, Low, Do You Even Know?
SIDAS USA is proud to partner with the Birkie as a new sponsor of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation! 
Learn how insoles can improve stability & increase per-
formance on your next event! 

Learn More!

Welcome to Our "Generation Next" Project
We are proud to support a large team of up-and-coming skiers, young & ambitious racers with their eyes set on the Winter Olympic Games - Beijing 2022.
Learn More

2020 Birkie Gear Bag
This awesome bag, made by SWIX, is available for $45 and  only during registration for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon & Fat Bike Birkie! For your year-round adventures! To date, you've kept over 8000 plastic bags from landfills! Thank you!
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!

Rally Your Friends!
Now is the time to rally your friends to run in the Birkie Trail Run Festival's marathon relay on September 28!  Teams of 3 or 6 tag team their way through the race & celebrate together at the finish! Get on it!
Register Now!

The Birkie Trail Run is Going Cupless!
 No disposable cups = less trash in landfills. Thanks for making a difference!
Learn More!

Tusen Takk Volunteers! 2019-Year of the Volunteer
Spring, summer, winter & fall, we LOVE Birkie Volunteers! Show your support with a colorful Tusen Takk Volunteer armband to be worn at Birkie events year-round as a gesture of your gratitude! 
Learn More!
Get Your Name on a Tile!
Grand Dedication 8/10/20

Be a permanent part of the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center by purchasing a tile on the Birkebeiner Warrior Wall - a  tribute to all who embody the Birkebeiner spirit.
Learn more!  
Reserve your tile!
Like us on Facebook
Be in the loop on the latest news and Birkie events!
Ensure the Birkie Forever!
Please consider including the Foundation for the American Birkebeiner in your will or estate plans.  Leave your legacy by joining the Birkie Legacy Circle.  Thanks for your consideration.  
Contact us for details. 

Channel Your Flannel
Birkie Lumberjack Run

August 3, 2019
Be a part of Hayward’s summer fun, the Lumberjack World Championships (LWC), by racing 5K (3.2 miles) from the shores of Lake Hayward. You'll get a cool shirt, a ticket to the 8/1/19 LWC show & SWAG! Register Now!

You're Invited!
August 10, 2019

The ABSF's annual meeting, grand opening & dedication of the exciting additions at the OO Trailhead is August 10, 2019!  Details & RSVP Here!
"Why Words Matter" From Jessie!
Read about why Jessie feels that words matter and how impactful they can be.
Read More!
Summer Heat
Getting to You? 

This is guaranteed to cool
you off!  Watch Now!
Volunteer with the Birkie!
“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience & just plain love for one another”
Irma Bombeck 

Volunteer opportunities available for Lumberjack Run & Birkie Trail Run Festival!

Birkie Joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger!
The Slumberland American Birkebeiner has joined the world of the Visma Ski Classics Challengers! Connect with ski events worldwide. Learn More!

Shop Summer Styles in the Birkie Store
We have hats aplenty, cool shirts, fun gifts and gear!  Shop our Hayward store and online! 
Birkie Store 

You Have Unique Taste...What's your #FLAVORite?
Did you know there are 8 "nonillion" (30 zeros!) ways to rank our 29 Energy Gel flavors? This makes everyone's order unique! Rank yours today.
Do's and Don'ts of Ultra Running
Over the past few months, we trained for and ran our first trail ultra and first ultra ever! We learned a lot along the way!
Learn more!
Overcoming Athletic Setbacks in Training for the Birkie
"Standing in line for my Birke bib, I encountered two women acquaintances whose stories filled me with emotion as I listened to their comeback from cancer..."
Read More!
Time to Upgrade
Your Wheels

HED Wheels are the perfect bike enhancement.  Stable, versatile and fast, the new vanquish wheels will put you out front; in speed AND style.  Learn more!
Follow us on Instagram!
"Cause Fore Paws" Golf Tournament
August 24-25, 2019. Sign up your team! To be held at Telemark Golf Course & Garmisch Inn in Cable, WI. Call 715-558-9862 or email us! 
Check it out!

How to Keep Your Rollerski Ferrules Sharp
The summer is half over, and with training picking up you’re going to want to refresh your ferrules often. Watch the video to learn how.
We're Excited to Be Back!
We are excited for great food, great atmosphere and seeing the friendly faces of the 2019 Lumberjack World Championships!! Good luck to all the competitors!
Learn more!
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