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BIRKIE TRAIL RUN & TREK
Sept. 22, 2012
Choose from these 5 events all on the world-class
- 26.2 mile Individual Marathon
- 26.2 mile Marathon Relay
- 13.1 mile Individual Half Marathon
- 13.1 mile Birkie Trail Trek
- 5K Fun Run/Walk
Get Detail and Register at Birkie Trail Run & Trek
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JOIN US FOR THE
Feb. 21-23, 2013!
2013 events include:
50K Birkie Skate, 54K Birkie Classic sponsored by Becker Law
23K Kortelopet sponsored by Marshfield Clinic of Hayward.
Birkie 2012 also features shorter races, events and festivities for:
- men, women, teens and kids
- skijor enthusiasts
- the super fit
- the super enthusiastic
- those vowing to get in shape
- those wanting pure and simple recreation
- those wanting to meet like-minded fitness buffs
- those wanting challenge, excitement and fun
- those wanting to support friends, family and skiers from around the world!
Find out more at http://www.birkie.com Or, call us at 715.634.5025.
We're eager to hear from you!
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January 21, 2013
Birkie & Korte Tour Distances
Enjoy a fully supported, untimed, distance fun ski with family and friends. Ski the Come out, ski and enjoy the Birkie and Birkie Classic Trails and participate in the BirkieTour!
The tour is an untimed, non-competitive, "open-track" event open to skiers age 13 and older.
Registration will be available this Spring!
Learn more visitwww.birkie.com
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What It Means to Have
In our house, winter is a journey whose destination is the BIRKIE!
For almost thirty years, it has been a blessing in my life!
You guys run a world class event.
It is the most fun you can have
while torturing yourself.
To me the day is close to a religious experience
... you are excited but respectful, almost reverent to the course and the challenges of the day.
The people you are skiing with are
all comrades on a mission to soak
up the day and dig within to see
what we all have down deep.
Better than Christmas. I will be skiing the Birkie every year I'm alive on Earth
. It's that special."
THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who make this race possible!!!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Love skiing with over 9,000 of my closest friends.
BIG THANK YOU to the Birkie staff and volunteers and the citizens of Hayward and Cable for making this wonderful event possible and a BIG THANK YOU to the fans for making the experience of skiing up Main Street second to none.
Thank you for giving us all something to focus on all
Birkie day is the gretest day of the year in my mind, ranking above Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Packer Sundays, Badger Saturdays, opening day of fishing season and even ahead of opening day of gun deer season.
Birkie day is the ultimate
A million thank you's to all the outstanding volunteers is not enough. They are the reason the race continues.
This was my first Birkie and it was AWESOME!!! I will definitely be back next year and many years to come
... I want my purple bib!!
GREAT JOB everyone. Really impressive series of events for
three whole days.
The Birkie was an epic race! I hope I can be back next year with more experience, more training,
and better technique.
I really enjoyed my first Korte. Thanks to all the volunteers and event staff!
This was my first endurance race of any kind, and I had a blast! Everything was great.
Thanks for the memories!!
Fantastic event - Great people - great organization and lots of fun!
THE VOLUNTEERS ROCK!
Thanks for a wonderful
I'm hooked on the Birkie now.
| Greetings from the Birkie®|
|Hi Skiers and Friends!
Things have been very wet here in Birkieland as you know, and the heat has been turned on as Summer arrived. The forest has really greened up and closed in during the last few weeks. Trail mowing has been delayed due to the rain, but will start next week. This year we will be mowing a single pass on each trail, and follow up in two weeks with another pass, so that the trail is more useable throughout the summer. The trail is available to you for running, hiking, and mountain biking.
This year we're holding our first Birkie Paintball Biathlon on July 28 to introduce more people to the sport of biathlon. More information will be available on our website next week.
We continue to ready for the September "Birkie Trail Run & Trek." The Marathon Run, with the companion Half Marathon, Marathon, 5K, and BirkieTrek Nordic Walk will make for a fun and very challenging event with great food afterward for all participants. It is a beautiful time of the year to be on the trail, so think about being part of it.
See you on the Trails and stay fit!
|YOUR DESIGN HERE
Deadline is June 30
Only 9 Days Left ... to enter the Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest.
All designs are due on June 30.
Win Fischer Skis Click Here for Details.
Free Birkie Entry
Parking at Race Start!
Ski Demo Moves to Sunday at "OO" Trailhead
The On-Snow Ski Demo at the American Birkebeiner each February is a tradition for cross-country skiers from around the country and the world.
Everyone from newbie skiers to elites tries out the latest in new equipment--skis, poles, boots, bindings, and more--with many products that will be new for the following season.
Now the venue will be bigger and better as it moves to a new time and location, with many benefits for all skiers. Continue Reading.
Hammer the Hills or Savor the Day ...
There's Something for Everyone at the:
Birkie Trail Run & Trek
Choose from these events:
|Jan Guenther, Gear West, winning |
the 2010 Birkie Trail Marathon..
Gear West to Host Birkie Training Runs
Click Here for complete details, including dates, locations, and how to participate.
If you're thinking about doing the Birkie Trail Marathon or Half Marathon on September 22 and you live in the Twins Cities area of Minnesota, check out our new ...
Birkie Training Runs
Hosted by Gear West Cross Country Ski & Run
* Jan Guenther is the owner of Gear West Cross Country Ski and Run. She is the women's course record holder for the Birkie Trail Marathon.
Birkie Registration Passes the 3,600 Mark
The number of skier registrations coming in for the Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races at the 2013 American Birkebeiner has pushed total registrations for the three events passed the 3,600 mark. The total cap for these events on February 23, 2013 is 10,000 participants, so we have now passed the 30 percent mark for this cap. To find out which groups of skiers are growing. Continue Reading.
Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of these events:
Becker Law, Birkie 54K Classic. Marshfield Clinic, Hayward Center, Kortelopet 23K. State Bank of Drummond and Norvado, Haakon 12K.
Simple "Off" Season Skill Development
By Bill Pierce
Be a better skier ... even without roller skis. Learn the two most important ski-specific skills and easy ways to make them part of your daily routine. Read This Article.
(Check your email for notices about upcoming Birkie Clinics.)
"Fitness in 5" By Jay Tapper
"Move smarter and for better results." Listen to Jay every Friday morning at 10:45 on 88.9 FM, WOJB, with host Jacque Lindsgood. Then, check out the exercise tip of the week that takes 5 minutes or less. For details, Visit "Fitness in 5."
How to Train for the Birkie Trail
Marathon & Half Marathon on Sept. 22
By Matt Ostrander
This is Part One of a three-part series. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced trail runner, this series covers training strategy for a distance run on the Birkie Trail. Click Here for Part One.
Training to Nordic Walk the Birkie
Trek Event on Sept. 22
By Linda Lemke
The Birkie Nordic Trek/Walk on September 22 follows the same 13.1 mile course as the half marathon event. Follow Linda's advice to enjoy your day to the fullest. Click Here for training tips.
Living the Birkie All Year?
SKI . RUN . LIVE!
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prizes and sign-up information.
Cold Turkey Birkie - Part II
If you can't get enough of Berkeley Johnson and his approach of throwing himself at the starting line of the Birkie and into the 54K abyss, you are not alone. Here's more.
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The Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all levels. From its signature ski race--the legendary American Birkebeiner--the Birkie has grown into an exciting array of fitness and recreational opportunities. The 88-kilometer Birkie Trail system attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. Located near Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, the Birkie is now an outdoor sports mecca, a series of great races, a fitness destination, and a Lifestyle. Ski . Run . Live!