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Greetings from the American Birkebeiner!
Hi Skiers and Friends!
It was another very successful year for the Birkie. We hope you enjoyed the event! We welcomed a record 10,322 skiers registered for the Birkie, Kortelopet, and Haakon races combined, and 12,225 total skiers in all our events. The snowfall, while troublesome for our tireless groomers, and challenging for you skiers, was beautiful on Friday and Saturday.
We barely took a breath before holding the brand new Fat Bike Birkie race, which drew 300 riders to the Birkie course. The reviews have been ecstatic, and next year's event is already in our plans.
We received another 8 inches of snow at OO last night, and it looks as though Birkie Trail skiing will continue into April. Come out and enjoy a Spring ski on this great trail. More than 25 kilometers are still being groomed and waiting for you.
You'll be receiving your Birch Scroll Results issue in April. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you on the trails.
American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
5 Reasons to LIKE the Birkie on Facebook
1. You want to see event photos ...
2. You think it's cool to win prizes
throughout the year for answering
random Birkie Trivia questions (New in 2013!)
3. You want to get to know other skiers, runners, bikers,
hikers ... who also have year-round Birkie Fever
4. You'd much rather be on facebook than email
5. You want to know as soon as registration opens for Birkie events--for starters,
registration for the 2014 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon
opens on June 1. Get wave updates and more on Facebook as we get closer.
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_ Birkie Women's Elite Skate Race
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Virtual Race Bag: Closes in 3 Days
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get everything you want out of the 2013 Virtual Race Bag? Now's your chance.
The bag closes in three days, on March 23.
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Birkie Trail Run & Trek - September 21
Are you starting to dream about those green Birkie Trails? Plan now to be part of the Birkie Trail Run & Trek on September 21. The event is again featured on TrailRunner Magazine's 2013 Wall Calendar (January issue) and online race calendar. And, it's part of the 2013 TrailRunner Trophy Series. Come for the trail, a gorgeous day in the Northwoods, the fantastic post-race cookout, great crowd, door prizes, and more.
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If You Won Your Birkie or Korte Age Class ...
But Did Not Pick Up Your Award:
Please contact the Birkie office. You can pick up your award here or have it sent to you. Please contact us by May 1.
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Lost & Found ... Please Claim Lost Items:
We still have many lost and found items here at the Birkie office. You can pick up your item here or have it sent to you for the cost of shipping. Please call us either way and at least let us know you will be picking it up so that we can set it aside for you. Please contact us by May 1 and we will be happy to mail or hold your item for you. Thanks!
Fat Bike Birkie Debuts to Sold-Out Crowd
The American Birkebeiner's first annual Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, held Saturday, March 9, in Cable, WI, was a great success with 300 registered riders. The main event, the 45K Fat Bike Birkie was won by Jorden Wakeley, Grayling, MI, while Danielle Musto, Grand Rapids, MI, won the 45K women's race. All races were held on
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One More Way to Plan for Next Year's Birkie
Be Here ... Sunday!
Make sure your plans for the 2014 Birkie include the On-Snow Ski Demo. The new time and location was a huge success. Held on Sunday, the day after the Birkie, at the "OO" Trailhead from 8:00 to 3:00, it was non-stop activity. Hundreds of newbie and experienced skiers alike stopped by throughout the day to try out boots, skis, and poles right on the beautifully groomed Birkie trail and loops. Next year, expect food, music, and more at this final Birkie gathering. Put it on your calendar now! Click Here to read more
about the 2013 Sunday Ski Demo.
Didn't get that shirt or poster you had your eye on at the Birkie expo? Stop by the Birkie Store at our offices in downtown Hayward, or shop our sale items online. Celebrate your ski season with a gift for yourself, your favorite waxer, your kids ... great items for Easter baskets! Now is the time to pick up some great deals! Click Here to Shop Online
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Deadline March 31
We are currently taking taking orders for the 2013 Contest Design T-Shirt (men's sizes). Please order yours by March 31.
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|American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation|
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.