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Icebug Birkie Trail Run

September 28, 2024

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Welcome to a heart-pounding adventure that will redefine your love for running and nature. Introducing the Icebug Birkie Trail Run – a captivating journey through the heart of northwest Wisconsin's most enchanting landscapes. Traverse the winding paths and rolling hills of the iconic Birkie Trail, renowned for its challenging terrain and awe-inspiring beauty, along with narrow and flowing sections of single track trails.


Whether you're a seasoned runner seeking to conquer new frontiers or a nature enthusiast yearning for an unforgettable experience, we have something for everyone. Select from a range of distances and challenges to match your goals and skill level.

one day.

Seven events.

endless thrills.

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is proud to announce its selection as the host venue for the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) MUT (Mountain Ultra Trail) Marathon Trail Championship as part of the Icebug Birkie Trail Run event.


The USATF Marathon Trail Championship is renowned for attracting top athletes from across the country, showcasing their prowess in navigating difficult terrain and elevations. With its challenging hills and diverse trails, the American Birkebeiner & Mount Telemark Village trail systems present an ideal backdrop for this exhilarating competition.


Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and World Athletics rules, in accordance with USOPC, USADA, or WA procedures. Athletes found, after a disciplinary hearing, to be positive for prohibited substances, as defined by the WADA Code, WA and/or AIU, or who refuse to be tested, will be disqualified from this Event and may lose eligibility for future competitions. Any prize money payable to an athlete who has tested positive shall be withheld until the final disposition of all disciplinary proceedings.

BEWARE: Some prescriptions, over the counter medications, and nutritional supplements may contain prohibited substances. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USADA Reference Hotline at 719-785-2000 or www.usantidoping.org.


Fast Facts

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5k Run/Walk

Experience the Icebug Birkie Trail Run 5K Run/Walk, perfect for all ages and skill levels, amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the iconic Birkie Trail and new Once single track trails.

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Nordic Trek

Featuring a new course this year, embark on an invigorating 9.5 mile adventure that blends the rhythmic thrill of trekking with the stunning Birkie Trail surroundings.

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Marathon Relay

Unite with your team and conquer the Marathon Relay, where the thrill of running meets camaraderie, as 3 or 6-person teams tackle the course and share in the achievement.

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Half Marathon

Push your limits and embrace nature's beauty in the Half Marathon, conquering rolling hills, lush forests, and awe-inspiring vistas atop Mt. Telemark.

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Marathon

Redefine your limits in the Marathon – conquer undulating terrain, embrace forest beauty, and ascend Mt. Telemark for an unmatched sense of accomplishment.

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Kids Fun Run

Attention young adventurers! Join the FREE Kids Fun Run 1K, where the excitement begins with a dash of fun and ends with crossing the finish line and create lasting memories.

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Pricing

Jan 8 thru ​May 16

May 17 thru ​June 13

June 14 thru ​August 8

August 9 thru ​September 5

September 6 ​thru Sept 27

Marathon

$95

$105

$115

$125

$135

Marathon Relay, 3-person

$140

$155

$170

$185

$200

Marathon Relay, 6-person

$280

$310

$340

$370

$400

Half Marathon

$70

$80

$90

$100

$110

Trek - 9.5 miles

$45

$55

$65

$75

$85

5 Km Run/Walk

$35

$40

$45

$50

$55

5 km Ages 12 and Under

$10

$10

$10

$10

$10

1 km Kids Dash Ages 9 and Under

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

Free

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first 1,000 participants receive a Shirt!

Registration Deadlines

  • Register online until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2024. Registration online for the Trek & 5K will be open until the race starts!
  • Team Relay registration closes on Tuesday, September 24th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
  • To make a RELAY race change, please email registration@birkie.com to remove member(s), then add new members.


Need to switch your race?

To change your event/technique:

  • Login to your RunSignUp profile (https://runsignup.com/profile)
  • Scroll down to your event and click “Manage Registration”
  • Click on “Transfer Event” (along either top or bottom menu)
  • Select the event you want to transfer to and complete the registration
  • No partial refunds will be given if changing to a shorter event. All requests will be charged a $15 processing fee plus any increase in race fees, if applicable.


Changes will be not accepted after 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, September 25, 2024.


Elite Athletes

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is committed to supporting elite athletes at all of our events. Send inquiries to registration@birkie.com to see what support is available.


Protect your registration

Get reimbursed up to 100% on your registration if you can’t compete for a number of reasons. Vertical Insure offers Registration Cancellation Insurance so you can insure your non-refundable registration fee in the case injury, illness, or other unexpected events occur.* Please see policy for complete list of covered perils at https://landing.verticalinsure.com/birkie. Limitations and exclusions apply.


Learn More About Vertical Insure Registration Protection!


Bib pick-up

Friday, September 27, 2024

Bib Pick-Up is from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Derksen Family Great Hall at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.


Saturday, September 28, 2024

Bib Pick-Up starts at 6:30 am in the Derksen Family Great Hall at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.

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*Access via Hwy M only. DO NOT take Randysek Rd. when you leave Cable.

Tentative Race Day schedule

6:30 AM - Bib Pick Up Opens

8:00 AM - Marathon Start

8:30 AM - Marathon Relay Start

9:00 AM - Dive for the Dirt Kid's Obstacle Course Open

9:15 AM - Half Marathon Start

9:30 AM - Trek Start

9:45 AM - 5K Start

10:30 AM - Post-Race Party Begins

11:00 AM - 5K Overall & Age Group Awards

11:35 AM - Half Marathon Awards - Overall & Age Class

12:00 PM - Kid's Warm Up & 1 km Race

12:45 PM - Marathon Awards - Overall & Relay

1:15 PM - Marathon Age Group Awards

3:00 PM - Final Marathon Finish Cut-Off


course information

5k run/walk

Distance = 3.1 miles

Join the Birkie Trail Run 5K Run/Walk presented by Kemps and embark on a journey that welcomes everyone, regardless of age or experience. Whether you're a seasoned runner looking for a spirited challenge or a first-timer eager to explore the world of running, this event is your perfect fit.


Traverse a scenic route that winds through the stunning Birkie Trail surroundings, where lush forests and rolling hills create a picturesque backdrop for your adventure as you tackle ski and single track trails.

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nordic

trek

Distance = 9.5 miles *New Course for 2024!

This is your chance to embrace a different kind of challenge – one that combines the invigorating rhythm of Nordic trekking with the breathtaking backdrop of the Birkie Trail. To make room for your poles and friends, we’ve taken out the single track for 2024! Trekkers will also get to experience the view from the top of Mt. Telemark!

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a nature enthusiast seeking a unique adventure, this event promises an unforgettable journey that will rejuvenate your spirit and leave you with lasting memories.

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marathon relay

Distance = 26.2 miles

3-Person Marathon Relay

  • Teams consist of 2-3 runners that work together to ​complete two laps on the scenic 13.1 mile loop.
  • Teams can make an exchange at any of the 5 aid station ​locations.
  • Divisions
    • Women's teams must be all-women
    • Men's teams must be all-men
    • Mixed Teams must have at least one member of each ​gender
    • Masters’ team - ALL members must be 40+ years old ​as of September 23, 2024
  • Participants in the Marathon Relay must be 13 years old ​or older by September 23, 2024.

6-Person Marathon Relay

  • Teams consist of 4-6 runners that work together to ​complete two laps on the scenic 13.1 mile loop.
  • Teams can make an exchange at any of the 5 aid station ​locations.
  • Divisions
    • Women's team - must be all-women
    • Men's team - must be all-men
    • Mixed team - must have at least two members of ​each gender
    • Masters’ team - ALL members must be 40+ years ​old as of September 23, 2024
  • Participants in the Marathon Relay must be 13 years old ​or older by September 23, 2024.

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half

marathon

Distance = 13.1 miles

Join the Birkie Trail Run 5K Run/Walk and embark on a journey that welcomes everyone, regardless of age or experience. Whether you're a seasoned runner looking for a spirited challenge or a first-timer eager to explore the world of running, this event is your perfect fit.


Traverse a scenic route that winds through the stunning Birkie Trail and newly completed Once single track, where lush forests and rolling hills create a picturesque backdrop for your adventure.

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marathon

Distance = 26.2 miles

Ready for the ultimate marathon adventure? ​Step up to the challenge of the Icebug Birkie ​Trail Run Marathon and redefine your limits.


Conquer the undulating terrain, experience the ​serene beauty of the forest, and ascend to new ​heights with breathtaking views from Mt. ​Telemark. Enjoy a mix of ski trails and single ​track trails to add variety and keep you ​interested around every turn!


This isn't just a race; it's a journey that will test ​your mettle, push your boundaries, and reward ​you with a sense of accomplishment like no ​other.


*Participants in the Marathon must be 16 years ​old or older by September 23, 2024.

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kids fun run

Distance = 1 km

Calling all young adventurers! The FREE Kids Fun Run 1K is where the excitement begins. Kids, get ready to put on your running shoes and join us for a dash of fun.


As you embark on this 1K journey, you'll experience the thrill of crossing a finish line just like the pros. It's a chance to celebrate your energy, enthusiasm, and love for movement.


Whether you're new to running or already a little speedster, this event is all about enjoying the joy of running and creating lasting memories. Bring your smiles, bring your friends, and let's make this a day to remember!

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Course maps

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HALF MARATHON & MARATHON (2 laps)

*NEW* Nordic Trek Course

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5k Course

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results & awards

5k Run/Walk

Overall: The top male and top female will receive a pair of Icebug running shoes! The top 3 male & female runners will receive a custom award.

Age Group: The top 3 male & female runners in each age group will receive a custom award: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Nordic Trek

The Nordic Trek is a non-competitive event!

Marathon Relay

Overall: The overall winners in each category will be awarded a pair of Icebug running shoes for each team member!

Categories: Open Men; Open Women; Open Mixed Gender; Master (40+) Men; Master (40+) Women; Master (40+) Mixed Gender


Half Marathon

Overall: The top male and top female will receive a pair of Icebug running shoes! The top 3 male & female runners will receive a custom award.

Age Group: The top 3 male & female runners in each age group will receive a custom award: 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Marathon Awards

Overall: The top male and top female will receive a pair of Icebug running shoes! The top 3 male & female runners will receive a custom award.


Prize Money Overall Winners:

1st Place: $700

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $300

1st Place Masters: $250


Age Group: The top 3 male & female runners in each age group will receive a custom award: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Kids Fun Run

The Kids Fun Run is a non-competitive event!

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The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, member-based organization. To learn more about foundation activities and membership, please visit www.birkie.com.

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