It must be that crisp snap in the air and the first snowfall of the season that hit Hayward, WI, home of the Swix American Birkebeiner cross country ski race, this week. As a result, registration for the 42nd annual event on February 21, 2015, is filling up fast. With a total event cap of 10,500 entries, there are now just over 500 spots left. Last year the event also reached its cap in early October—the earliest close on record. The American Birkiebeiner is the largest ski race in North America and the fourth largest in the world.
Skiers who register for the Swix American Birkebeiner Skate (50K) or Classic (54K) events or for the Kortelopet (23K) event are placed in waves according to their ability, based on past race results and qualifying races. As registration accelerates, these waves are also reaching capacity. Anyone who registers in time to get one of the remaining 500+ entries will secure their spot at the starting line; waves will be assigned based on where each skier belongs. When a wave closes, skiers are placed in the next available wave. The following waves are currently closed:
Skate Waves 2, 3, 7, 8
Classic Waves 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
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Thanks to all our Sponsors, including SWIX, Title Sponsor of the Swix American Birkebeiner and Birkie ski events, Feb. 19-22, 2015, as well as FITS, New Moon Ski & Bike, Gu Energy, Nuun Hydration, Marshfield Clinic – Hayward Center, Timber Ford of Hayward, and dozens of other businesses, organizations, and professional services.