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.


The Birkie Trail Run is made up of seven different distance and course options: Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay (3 or 6 person teams), 13.1 mile Trek,  5K, and a free 1K for kids! Click below for complete details. Now with Singletrack!

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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!

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Learn more about how you can train for Birkie events; get out on the trail with like-minded skiers, runners, hikers, and bikers; and enjoy the Birkie lifestyle year-round. These programs are a major goal of the Birkie. Check back here for updates!

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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.

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