Whether you are just out to have fun with your friends or family, conquering a personal challenge or competing like the vikings, there is an event for you! Pre-Event Activities (Nordic Fair and Registration Package Pickup) are February 9, 2018, main Ski Events and Vikings’ Feast take place February 10, 2018, Birkie Sunday is February 11, 2018.
55 km Torskeklubben with Pack
Recreate the legend of the original Birkebeiner skiers by carrying the equivalent of the infant crown prince, a 5.5 kg (12 lb) pack. A point-to-point course from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village rolls and winds along the east edge of Elk Island National Park and through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. Click here for details.
55 km Birkie Lite
Looking for a personal challenge but want to travel “lite” (i.e., without the pack)? Try the same distance without the extra weight. Skiers travel the same course as the Birkebeiner with-pack skiers. Click here for details.
31 km Birkie Tour
A fun event geared to those wanting to ski an intermediate distance, testing their skill and stamina. A point to point course covering much of the 55 km trail with the same start and finish lines. Click here for details.
Global Edmonton 13 km Tour
A loop course for those who want a taste of the Birkebeiner. Skiers in this event vary in age and ability, but they all seek the thrill of crossing the finish line! This event starts and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult also registered in the event. Click here for details.
2.5 or 4 km Ole’s Tour Presented by E Construction
This is a 2.5 or 4 km un-timed fun event to introduce the Birkie! Choose your distance even after the start line. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult also registered in the same event. Click here for details.
Birkie Sunday Family Event February 11, 2018
Join us for the new Birkie Sunday event! It will be held at Gold Bar Park in Edmonton in collaboration with Edmonton Nordic Ski Club. This great family event will include a range of short sprints, relays and other fun activities. Click here for details.