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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Birkie Trail Run Festival - Price Increase August 11 - Register Soon!
  • Get the latest update from Ben Popp - watch his video below!
  • Join us! Annual Meeting & Fun Day!  Learn what's new at ABSF!
July 2017 @BirchScroll
Ben Popp, ABSF Director - on all things ABSF & Birkie!  See you in the north woods soon!
 Watch Now!
Birkie Trail Run Festival 
September 29 & 30, 2017 
Make it a Weekend!

Fun! On-Site Camping! Great food! Birkie Brew-Ski! Live Music! Bonfires! Vendor Fair!
8 Events!  Unlimited Fun!
Register before August 11 Price Increase! 

Join the ABSF!
Sustain your Birkie Fever all year through!  Make your voice heard, vote in the annual election, support what you love, help to make a difference, get great perks & advance notice on things that fuel your #BirkieFever!
 
Join Today!
Voting is Open for ABSF Board of Directors!
DON’T DELAY VOTE TODAY! Cast your vote for the ABSF Board of Directors! Official ballots have been emailed to all members!  Not a member - we can fix that!
 
Join the ABSF Today!
Winter is Coming!
Register Soon!
Waves are Filling!  

Registration for the Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon, BirkieTour & Fat Bike Birkie are well underway!  Register soon to guarantee your wave!

Meet Your New
Exercise Equipment!  
The Recliner!

Meet the recliner workout!  Lift one leg 2” off the recliner, hold for 5 seconds, set it down. Repeat!  Switch legs!  Try it!
 
Find a recliner now!

See You at the Birkie Trail Run Festival!
Great day, great food, great trail, great friends, great fun!  We'll see you in September!  See what we're up to this week with the Lumberjack World Championships!

The Zen of
Roller Skiing

Roller Skiing is an amazing workout for your body, but roller skiing can also have a positive effect on your mental and emotional health.  
Tips to improve your Zen!

Try S'mores & Help Protect Public Lands
Stay fueled with the perfect summer flavor & feel good knowing that 10% of Campfire S'mores sales go to Conservation Alliance’s Public Lands Defense Fund.
 
12 Tips for
Crushing Your Birkie Trail Run Event!

Hear first-hand from one of the best, Jan Guenther of Gear West, a First-Place finisher of the Birkie Trail Marathon two years in a row!  Tips Here!

Great Tasting &
Good For You!

Cranberries are packed with vitamins, fiber and other nutrients, making them a healthy addition to your favorite summer salads, side dishes, sandwiches and more!  Amazing Recipes Here!

This Checklist Shows Your Personal Performance Trends
This Athlete Self Analysis shows your areas of greatest opportunity in fitness, strategy, diet, race and pre-race habits, and more--from your 5 Best & 5 Worst Races.  
Cause for Paws Registration!
Join us August 26 & 27 for the 21st Annual, Cause Fore Paws Golf Outing! The fun begins at 4pm with WINE, FOOD and a Silent Auction!  Register Now!  

Now is the Time to Train for 2018!
Roller skiing is the most ski-specific off-season training available. And it’s fun! Check out what you do (and don’t) need to get started.  Read on!  

1-Day Mountain Bike Camp for Girls!
August 12, 2017
The Birkie Little Bellas Camp is a  for girls ages 8-13.  Get your girls hooked on the sport of mountain biking!  New to the sport or looking for the a challenge, it's the perfect camp for all abilities!  Held at OO Trailhead!  Register Soon! 
Birkie Trail Run 2016 Recap
Tap your toes and take a break from the craziness of your day!  
Watch Now!
See you in September!  
Price Increase August 11th!

Register Soon!  
ABSF Annual Meeting & Fun Day!
August 5, 2017
If the Birkie crew is gathering,  you know it will be fun!  Outdoor activities, dinner, annual meeting, friends, updates, & more!  Join us!
Learn More and Register!
Birkie Trail Run
Half Marathon 2017 USATF Championship!

September is fast approaching!  We are pumped that the Birkie Trail Run Half Marathon is the official USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship!  Be a part of it!  Register Now!
 Read more!

Birkie Trail
Running Camp

September 25-29, 2017
Trails, Pros, Food, Run, Fun!
Join in the excitement of race week!  Become better runners, learn from top coaches & spend time learning the course like the pros do! Learn more!

It's Not too Late! 
Birkie Gear Bag!!

The $125 value exclusive Birkie gear bag is available only while supplies last and only during the Birkie, Korte, and Prince Haakon registration process.  The order has  been placed and there are limited extra quantities available! 
Making Progress!
Through the generous support of over 1800 donors, we've made tremendous progress in Phase 2 of the Honoring the Legacy – Ensuring the Future Capital Campaign.  We are incredibly grateful for the support & can't wait to share the improvements with you!  Learn more!  

Ready...Set...Sleep!
Sleeping has never felt so good!  Purchase a TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress and get your Birkie entry free! Details! 

Adopt a Piece of the Birkie Trail!
The Birkie Trail Friend program allows you to honor those important to you by adopting 1K of the legendary Birkie Trail! Adopt your own Special "K"! 

2018 Official Birkie
T-Shirt Design!

Congratulations to Kristina Morse from Seeley, WI, winner of the 2018 Official Birkie T-shirt Design Contest!  Watch for this t-shirt in the Birkie Store later this year!  
Congrats Kristina!

New in the
Birkie Store!

The Birkie Store is unpacking lots of new goodies for all of those with #BirkieFever!  From tech shirts for men and women to gifts for all - there is something fun in store at the Birkie Store!

Thank you Volunteers! 
From young to seasoned and everyone in between, we love our Birkie Volunteers!  Thank you for all you do to make the Birkie events World Class!  We couldn't do it without you!  Volunteer Shifts are Available!
Special thanks to our year-round volunteer sponsor

Help Wanted!  
Race Chiefs

*Score a Birkie Jacket*
Birkie Race Chiefs are uber volunteers who help to coordinate our amazing volunteers. Chiefs are responsible for carrying on the tradition of excellence as established by decades of Race Chiefs before them.  If you're up for the challenge & want to learn of the perks, read on!

Watch Your Mailbox!
The summer issue of the  Birch Scroll magazine will be arriving in your mailbox in early August!  A combo Birch Scroll and ABSF Annual Report - it is loaded with Birkie news! 
Legacy. History.
Inspiration!

Heading to Hayward?  Experience the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner!  Free Admission, Open Monday through Saturday!
Like us on Facebook & be in the loop on the latest news and Birkie events!  #BirkieFever!
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