Sales come and go, but
this is the BIG one!
at the Birkie office & store
in downtown Hayward.
Shop while you're here for the Birkie Trail Run & Trek:September 22!
Birkie Tech-T - Now Only $8
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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
. . .
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!
. . .
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!
The 2012 Birkie Trail Run & Trek is coming quickly. We are looking forward to having a record 1,000 or more participants either running or walking under the fast approaching Fall colors. I hope you're able to join us on the Birkie® Trail on September 22. You still have time to sign up before our registration fees increase next Monday, September 17.
Our preparations for the 2013 American Birkebeiner continue. More than 8,400 skiers are already registered for the Birkie, Kortelopet and Haakon 12K races, with Wave 2 Skate already closed and several of the other early Skate and Classic waves filling quickly!
As always, we welcome your comments, and you can contact me anytime at [email protected]
Birkie Registration Passes 8,400
Keep an eye on these updates as the Birkie, Korte, and Prince Haakon events begin to approach the cap of 10,000. Right now a total of more than 8,400 skiers are registered. This means waves are starting to fill as well.
is now closedWave 3 is about to close
Waves 4 and 9 are 90% full
CLASSIC:Waves 1, 2, 3, and 4 are 95% full
To Register for the Birkie, Korte, Haakon
Birkie Trail Run & Trek - INFO
|Only 10 Days Away - September 22!|
More than 850 participants are already signed up and ready to hit the starting lines at the Birkie Trail Run & Trek on September 22!
Here are the latest updates:
1. Only 7 Relay Team Spots Left
CLICK HERE to Register.
Grab some running
buddies and sign up as either a 3- or 6-person
team. Do it before the fee increase, Sept. 17
2. Next Fee Increase in on Monday, Sept. 17
CLICK HERE to Register for ALL 5 Events
3. Birkie Warrior Series Prizes Presented If you are registered for the 2012 Birkie
Warrior Series, you will receive your prize at
the Finish Line tent. Pick up your Helly
Hansen jacket, running shorts, or Birkie mug.
Let us know at bib pick-up if you are part of the Birkie Warrior Series. (You can
also pick up2012 Birkie or Korte age-class award and 10-year plaque.)
See ALL 5 EVENTS on the Video Below:
Only 9 Days Left to Enter
There is no race day Registration
Special Note to Relay Team Captains:
In addition to signing up your team and each team member, you as team captain need to sign up, too. To register online or access a downloadable registration form, Click Here.
Race Week Registration & Bib Pick-Up
THERE IS NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION
FOR THE BIRKIE TRAIL RUN EVENTS!
- Register online through Wednesday, September 19th
- Download form and fax to Birkie office by 4 p.m. Thursday, September 20th
- Register at the Birkie Office in Hayward (across from Marketplace parking lot) on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Telemark Lodge from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
- Bag & Bib pick-up is Friday at the Birkie Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Telemark Lodge and Saturday in the Finish Line Tent starting at 6 a.m.
For more info, call the Birkie at 715-634-5025 or email [email protected].
Birkie Warrior & Inga Contest
|Enter Your Group for a Chance to Ski ...
The Historic Re-Enactment of the Original Birkebeiner!
This annual contest is now open for entries! The American Birkebeiner
Ski Foundation is looking for three cross country skiers to depict the two
Birkebeiner Warriors and Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon, at this
year's 40th annual American Birkebeiner, February 21-23, 2013. Each year ...
The 2012 Birkie Warriors & Inga -- The Birkie Experience of a Lifetime!
|Announcing ... the Participant Gift for 2013
And, How It Will Also Give Back to the Birkie Trail!
Click Here for the Full Story ...
Fall Training, on the Birkie Trail and Related Locations
See the Calendar of Nordic Ski camps and clinics being offered by our
sponsors and partners:
For the Fall Calendar
Starting This Weekend - September 15-16
Photo from the July Camp, "Ski Like a Birkie Champion" hosted by Coach Bill Pierce,
with guest coaches, Birkie Champions Matt Liebsch and Jennie Bender
Final Tips for the Birkie Trail Run & Trek!
September 22 - Just 10 Days Away!
By Matt Ostrander
"RACE DAY TIPS:
Birkie Marathon & Half Marathon"
Look for Matt's photo by his articles.
By Linda Lemke
"Nordic Walking Queen"
Look for Linda's photo by her articles.
|BIRKIE STORE: 25% Off Sale|
Everything Must GO!
Save 25% Off
Lowest Sale Prices!
We're clearing our racks to make room for our new 2013 line. Get the best deals of the year on all already discounted items!
Women's Birkie T-Shirt
See "Store Only" Special
Men's Microfleece Jacket
Many More Items at the Birkie Office & Store
And much more!
Tech-T's for $8
when you're here for the
Birkie Trail Run & Trek,
For Assistance: 715-634-5025 . [email protected]
A Founder's Story
By Ernie St.Germaine
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Ernie's full story, which will appear in the pre-race issue of the Birch Scroll in October. Ernie's story ties in with the Birkie's "Skiers for Cures" work with JDRF, to help create awareness of and raise funds to support research and a cure for Diabetes.
It All Started with the
" I don't know when it happened, really. In fact, I didn't even know where I was or what I was doing. Skiers were passing me. I skied harder to stay with them but the harder I skied, the slower I went. It was that nightmare where you try to run away and your feet are stuck in tar. Then I guess I just ...
Also From Ernie to Skiers: I congratulate each and every skier who has ever finished a Birkie and likewise, I congratulate each and every person who has ever trained for one whether you finished or not. It is all of your efforts combined that make this the most amazing experience and certainly the greatest Cross Country Ski event in North
America. I wish everyone the best this season in your training and in this 40th American Birkebeiner. - Ernie St.Germaine, Birkie Founder #3
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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!