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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Birkie Tour price increase tomorrow!  Register by 11:59pm tonight!
  • The 2018 race change deadline is January 26th at 4pm CT! 
  • What's new in 2018!  Official Poster & t-shirt! Birkie Brew-Ski in Cans!
@birchscroll January
Ben's Got the Latest From Main Street! 
We have fresh snow for the Birkie Tour!  Register by 11:59pm tonight & save before Friday's price increase!  Watch now!
Race Change Deadline!
Race transfer requests between Korte & Birkie or Skate & Classic must be made by 4:00pm CT on January 26, 2018.  Details here!  
Congratulations to 2018 Inga, Torstein, Skjervald & Prince Haakon!
Marcus Magnuson, Grant Moos, Eleanor (Magnuson) Bacso, & Finn Greeson will embrace their inner warrior as they reenact the epic journey that saved Prince Haakon!  Congratulations!
Volunteer for the Birkie!
The best way to catch Birkie Fever is by sharing it!  Give back to the Birke by becoming a Volunteer.  We thank you! 
Shifts Available!
2018 Participant Guide Coming Soon!
The official 2018 Birkie week race guide is coming soon!  A digital copy will be available in February, with printed copies at bib pick-up!
The Perfect Memento
The Official 2018 Birkie poster is here!  Commemorate your Main Street finish!  Available in the Birkie Store in Hayward or online!
   Order Now!
Birkie Lodging Directory
Available by request only, the Birkie Lodging Directory contains info on a wide variety of lodging options!  Request a copy now!

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!

Our December Workout
Slumberland’s mission to provide healthy sleep keeps their team active as they load 100’s of mattresses into trucks for use by kids sleeping on floors.
Check out their philanthropic workout!

How to Have Fast Glide When It's Cold
Cold has returned to the Birkie Trail and with it, skiers thinking just how to get the most out of skis should the weather...
Keep Reading

Back in 2018: CLIF Lodge!
Warm up and enjoy complimentary snacks, drinks, and activities. After your race, get your finisher medal engraved and stay for the Apres-Ski party! 
Learn more!

How Far Would You Go
For Adventure?

Ten women take on Alaska by fat bike, confronting frigid temps, wildlife, and a harsh landscape as they learn a powerful truth about companionship.
Read More!

L.L. Bean Bootmobile Making Tracks to Birkie
There’ll be thousands of boots at the Birkie, but only one size 708! The L.L.Bean Bootmobile, at 11’6” tall, will be on location for the festivities.  Learn More!

Top Tips for
New Skate Skiers

Advice for new and struggling skate skiers.
Learn More!

Follow us on Instagram! 
Great Pics from Birkieland!   @americanbirkebeiner

January Beer of the Month: New Glarus
Looking forward to picking up New Glarus while in town? Our January Beer of the Month is from New Glarus Brewing Company!
Learn More!

Skin Ski Care and Maintenence - Do it Right!
Waxless skin skis require proper care of optimal performance. Take care of your skin skis and they'll take care of you!
Learn more!

Follow us on Twitter @birkie!

Why You Should Try
Skin Skis

I have been cross country skiing my entire life, and classic skiing has always been my favorite of the two disciplines. There are few things...Keep Reading!

Behind the Scenes: Passion for Innovation
How does Madshus apply World Cup technology to every product level? Svein Ivar Moen, head of the ski testing department, walks you through the Madshus difference.
Meet Svein!

Enjoy Skiing
Around the World!

Get your Worldloppet passport and become a member of the Worldloppet family!
Learn more!

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving into a Van
The open road, tiny living & non-stop adventures. Sounds like the dream, right? That’s the picture... Read 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! 
Birkie Week Dorm Housing
Need a place to lay your head during Birkie week?  Registration is open for dorm housing at the Wesleyan Church.  Busing from church to Birkie & Korte start! 
Make Your Reservation!
Ski the BirkieTour!
Price Increase Tomorrow!
The Birkie Tour is loaded with fun, friends, food, aid stations & more!  It's a perfect, training day on the Trail! The first 700 skiers get a Birkie Dry Bag!  
Register Now!

Endowment promo
Nordic Ridge Lot Auction
Always wanted to live along the Birkie Trail?  Now's your chance & you'll support the future of the Birkie, too!  Learn more from Ben & Audun.  Watch now!
Fat Bike Birkie!
March 10th will be epic - plain & simple! Short & long race options!  Ride the legendary Birkie Trail!  Races, expo, demos, food, Brew-Ski, great SWAG & more!  Register Now!
Volunteer with the Birkie!
Volunteering is one of the greatest services you can offer.  Become a Birkie volunteer
& get this cool hat, too! 
Learn more! 

Presented by Injury Free
this Winter

As the days become shorter, colder, and potentially icier, there are a few things we can to to make sure we're preventing injury this winter. Read more!

Great Tasting and
Good For You

Cranberries are packed with vitamins, fiber and other nutrients, making them a healthy addition to any meal!
Learn more!

Congratulations to Birkie Volunteers of the Month!
Ron & Marlene Wegner!  

This dynamic duo are long-time volunteers of both bib processing & dorm housing!  Thank you Ron & Marlene for your over 20-years of dedication & dependability!
Nominate a Volunteer of the Month!

Like us on Facebook & be in the loop on the latest news and Birkie events!  #BirkieFever!
Custom Birkie
Luggage Tags!

Order your luggage tags for travel or to attach to your new Birkie Gear Bag!  Order by January 31st for delivery before Birkie Week Events!
   Order Now!
Birkie Brew-Ski
Legendary Amber Ale
Now in Cans!

After their journey, we're pretty sure Torstein & Skjervald slaked their thirst with a well-deserved tankard of ale.  Now you can too!  Available at a variety of retailers like Marketplace Foods, Northern Lakes CENEX and Corner Deli & more!  Limited to 800 cases!  
Birkie Bash 2018!
Join us for Birkie Bash 2018 on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Steakhouse & Lodge!  Delish pasta & Salad buffet, live music, auction items!  $25 per person!  Details! 

Camp Birkie Kids is Back!
Fun for the kids while you ski!  Available on Feb 23 & 24!  The new Camp Birkie Kids will be conveniently located at First Lutheran Church in Hayward!
Details coming soon! 

Leave Your Legacy & Support the Birkie! 
Help jumpstart the new Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner by becoming one of only 35 “Forerunners” and you'll wear this unique bib. 
Read more!
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! 

Birkie Skiers, Win LIFETIME Birkie Entry!
Become a U.S. Ski & Snowboard cross country member and you'll have a chance to win lifetime entry to any one Birkie ski event or a pair of Rossignal skis.  Learn more!

Bid on This Lot & Ski Out Your Front Door! 
Live on the Birkie Trail!  Proceeds from this Nordic Ridge lot auction will support the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner! 
Details here! 

Capital Campaign Headed Toward the Finish Line!
Over 2400 donors have contributed and we only have $32,000 until we reach the ABSF's Phase 2 goal! Learn what Phase 2 dollars are doing for you and thousands of others!  
Learn More!

How Can You Score
Park at the Start?

Become a member of the ABSF and you'll be eligible for early Park at the Start & more!  Join by January 14th to be eligible for 2018 Parking ops!  Details!
Share Your #BirkieFever
Become a Museum Volunteer!

February brings thousands of visitors to Hayward & we're looking for volunteers to share their #BirkieFever at the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.  Flexible shifts!  
Learn more!
Like It?  Get It!
Official Birkie 2018 T-shirt!

Buy now in the Birkie Store! 
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