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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Register for Birkie & Korte while you still can!  Nearing capacity!
  • Ho-Ho-Ho! Birkie Store free shipping 11/23-11/26 & deals thru 12/1! 
  • Embrace your inner warrior!  Inga & Warriors contest ends 11/30/17! 
@birchscroll November 2017
Train On!
Here Comes Winter!

 Ben Popp shares the latest must know news from the Birkie Trail!
Register Before It's Too Late! Don't Miss Out!
We're in the home stretch!  Be a part of Birkie 2018 races while you still can!  Register for the Birkie, Korte, & Prince Haakon!
Downtown finish for all!  Memories in the making! 

Register Now!
Birkie Cyber Monday Surprise!
While we can't tell you what it is (that would ruin the fun)!  
Here are a few clues: 
Epic fun, the perfect gift, one-day offer only, and just for Birkie fans!

Watch your email!  
Be a Part of Birkie History!
Embrace your inner warrior & enter the 2018 Warriors & Inga Contest.  Become part of the Legend.  Deadline for entries is
November 30th, 2017! 
Contest Details!
Watch Your Mailbox!
Pre-race Birch Scroll magazines have shipped!  If you don't receive one in your mailbox, watch & Facebook for a link to the digital version! 
This Thanksgiving,
we count you
amongst our many blessings!

Wishing you a Thanksgiving day  full of fresh air, fabulous food, friends, family, and fun!
Get outside and enjoy the day!
Birkie Gifts for
the Holidays!

The Birkie Store is bursting with gift ideas for your favorite someone!  Check back daily!
FREE SHIPPING 11/23 - 11/26!
SUPER SPECIALS 11/27 - 12/1!

In-store & online!

Volunteer with the Birkie!
“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service”
– Martin Luther King Jr. 

Volunteering is one of the greatest services you can offer.  Become a Birkie volunteer & get this cool hat, too!  Learn more! 
Presented by
$100,000+ DONATED
Since 2012!

Timber Ford of Hayward is proud to announce that 2017 marks the 6th year of the “GiveBack” to the Community Program--above and beyond $100,000.00!!!
Learn More
Ski the Prince Haakon!
Ski the race named after the baby who started it all!  Finish on Hayward's Main Street!   Register for the Prince Haakon now! 

Welcome To Our NEW Craft Beer Corner
The Corner Deli has added another benefit to their convenient location, premium cigar stop and delicious Corner Deli… they now offer a large selection of Craft Beer!  Learn More

Better Balance for
Nordic Skiers

There's more to good balance than standing on one leg.
 Learn More!

Who Selects Your
Salomon Skis?

Whether you are an athlete, shop, or lifelong skier, Willi may have selected your skis--or might in the future. Watch this
 to find out more!

Love the Trail?
Become a Trail Friend!

Learn more about the exciting changes to the Trail Friends Program!  Adopt your own kilometer!  

Include Your Four-Legged Friend When Ski Training!
Does your dog love to run? Do you love to cross country ski? Add skijoring to your list of fun winter activities and start training!
Read More!

How Champions Train
Ørjan Moseng, the reigning Norwegian junior biathlon champion as well as a regular podium finisher in the national cross-country series, shares his favorite November workout. 
Learn More!

The Skinny On Skins-
Skin Skis 101

Welcome the new kid in the ski bag: Skin Skis! “Skins” are the big, new thing, and if you haven’t tried a pair, you need to!
Learn More!

Ski the BirkieTour!
Sunday, January 14, 2018

No pressure...simply a day to tour the Trail.  The Birkie Tour is loaded with fun, friends, food, aid stations, great SWAG, & more!  If you're racing Birkie week, this is the perfect pre-race training day! 
Register Now!

Price Increase on December 1st!
Presented by

Fresh Wisconsin Cranberries Now in Stores
After a busy harvest season, fresh cranberries are now in stores! Add some cranberry zing to your holiday table with recipe ideas and more.  Click Here!

How Tall Should
My Poles Be?

START recommends skate poles to be 90% of skier height and classic poles to be 83% of skier height. Start has come up with this!

Junior Skiers in Birkieland!
From races to holiday break training opportunities!  There is lots happening in Birkieland for Junior skiers! Check out the Double Pole Derby on 12/30/17 and on 12/29/17 the Spooner Holiday Dash!

Happy Birksgiving!
Twin Cities skiers - join us on 11/29/17 for a Birkie house party!  Ben Popp has news on snowmaking, new Outdoor Center at 'OO', perhaps Birkie at the Super Bowl?!? And it's free!  Details here!

Win Jessie's
Favorite Things!

Win some of Jessie Diggins' 
favorite things (over $2500 value!) including: Birkie entry, 
Salomon Nordic package, &  prizes from SWIXBosenuun hydration, and SkiTrax!

Enter Now!

2016 Birkie Recap Video - 3 Minutes You Don't Want to Miss!
Only 96 Days to Birkie Week of Events! 
See You in February!
Birkie Week Dorm Housing Now Open!
If you need somewhere to lay your head during Birkie week, reserve your space or request the Lodging Directory!
Request a copy here! 
Slumberland American Birkebeiner
Reserve your space on the starting line!  Be a part of North America's largest and most-amazing cross-country ski race!  We recommend that you register soon!  Don't delay!
Fat Bike Birkie!
3-days of epic fun! Short race & long race options!  Ride the legendary Birkie Trail!  Races, expo, demos, food, great SWAG & more!  Sign up before the December 15 price increase!  
Register Now!

Presented by

Birkie Week Events!
Registration is Open!
Barkie Birkie Skijor
Junior Birkie
Birkie Adaptive Ski
Birkie Giant Ski
It's fun just waiting to happen!  Grab your family & friends and register soon!
See you in February!

Birkie Trail Passes!
Did you know that the ABSF spends over $350,000 annually just to maintain the amazing Birkie Trail? A pass is required for each person to ski on the Birkie Trail System from December through March. Ski Passes are now available!
Details here! 
Ski the Double Pole Derby!
End 2017 in healthy, Birkie style!  Ski from the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable!  The Double Pole Derby is a fundraiser for youth ski teams in the Hayward & Cable area.
Learn More!
Congratulations, 2017 ABSF Grant Recipients!
This year, the ABSF gave over $40,000 to organizations that promote cross country skiing and active, healthy lifestyles.  See the list of the 2017 recipients.
Congratulations to Birkie Volunteers of the Month!
Carol & Harry Bauer

The Birkie expresses our utmost gratitude to Carol & Harry for their time & dedication in helping the ABSF to host world-class events!  We couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers
Read more!

Need a Mattress?  Get Your Birkie Entry Free!
Slumberland knows the importance of a good night's sleep during training & before your race!  Sweet Dreams!
Check out this amazing offer! 

Offer ends December 15, 2017!
Why You Should
Hit the Trail!

Training for a long-distance running event requires plenty of time, planning and passion. Consider adding “trail-days” into your next training plan. 
Read More!

5 Tips to Keep
Your Feet Warm

Snow is coming & you're excited to ski, but what about your feet?  Here are tips to keep you feeling the skis under your feet.

Ski the Kortelopet!
Experience the new Korte start area & finish on Hayward's Main Street!  Grab a friend and Register Today!
Presented by

Capital Campaign Headed Toward the Finish Line!
Over 2300 donors have contributed $1,471,000 or 88% of the ABSF's Phase 2 goal! 
 Consider making a year-end gift to help us get over the top!  Learn what Phase 2 dollars are doing for you and thousands of others!  
Learn More!

Leave a Legacy and Support the ABSF!
Consider becoming one of only 35 forerunners by joining the Legacy Circle, as part of the new Endowment for the American Birkebeiner.  Learn how you can impact the future of the American Birkebeiner. 
Read More!
How Can You Score Birkie VIP Parking?
Become a member of the ABSF and you'll be eligible for early Park at the Start opportunities & more!  Score Birkie swag, 10% off in the Birkie Store, and feel good about supporting the activities you love!  Details!
Share Your #BirkieFever
Become a Docent Volunteer!

We're looking for docent volunteers for the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.  Share your love of the Birkie with museum visitors!  Flexible shifts!   
Learn more!
Like It?  Get It!
Official Birkie 2018 T-shirt!

Each year, the ABSF hosts an official Birkie t-shirt design contest.  This year's winner is Kristina Morse, Seeley, WI!  Congratulations Kristina! 
Buy now in the Birkie Store! 
Enjoy Skiing
Around the World!

Get your Worldloppet passport and become a member of the Worldloppet family!
Learn more!
Like us on Facebook & be in the loop on the latest news and Birkie events!  #BirkieFever!
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