Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. From its signature Nordic ski race–the legendary American Birkebeiner, established in 1973 and going strong for over four decades – the Birkie has grown to include an exciting array of racing, training, fitness and recreational events and resources, all on the remarkable Birkie Trail.


Check out the wide variety of Birkie running events – get complete info and register now.


The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation maintains 107K of trail year round, so once things green up in the spring, we regularly mow and continue to take care the Birkie Trail system, open to the public 365 days a year. Bring your love of running to the Birkie Trail!


How much does the American Birkebeiner and the Birkie lifestyle mean to you? There are many ways to support the ABSF including donations, volunteering at events or trail work days, sponsoring a trail marker, becoming a member, being on the Board of Directors and more! Read on to learn more about giving opportunities and grant programs.