Registration for the 2019 Birkie to open fall of 2018 – prices and deadlines below are subject to change

Wave Starts
If you are participating in the 55 km with pack, 55 km Lite, or the 31 km tour, you will need to select an appropriate wave in which to start. There will be three start waves; 9:00 am, 9:15, and 9:30; based on skier speed instead of event selection. This will facilitate skiers being able to ski at a comfortable pace for each with minimal if any bottlenecks on the courses. Read this Waves document to choose your appropriate wave start.

Registration Deadlines:
Early bird: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2nd Deadline: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Fees and deadlines:
We work hard to provide the highest quality event possible at the lowest cost.  Our fees remain among the lowest in Canada for major events including other marathon events and major loppets, especially considering we host a point-to-point winter loppet, run in a rural park environment. This requires a lot of transportation, tents / infrastructure and other support. There are NO REFUNDS on registration.

Events February 10, 2018 By Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15 to
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 17 to
Feb 9 2018
55 km Torskeklubben Birkebeiner with pack $80 $95 $110
55 km Birkie Lite $80 $95 $110
31 km Tour $75 $90 $105
Global Edmonton 13 km Tour $35 $40 $50
2 or 4 km Ole’s Tour presented by E Construction $10 $10 $10
Event February 11, 2018 By Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15 to
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 17 to
Feb 9 2018
Birkie Sunday Family Event $10 $10 $10

Event Changes (before the final deadline date):

  • Email the office and specify your full name, the event you wish to change out of and the event you wish to change to.
  • There is a $10 fee for any changes, plus any difference between event fees, if applicable
  • You will need to acknowledge that the $10 fee will be charged to the credit card that you used to sign up with.  Please note:
  • If there are any changes to your credit card information, contact the office to make other arrangements.  If someone else paid for your registration, they will need to contact the office to give authorization to charge this to their card
  • There are no refunds of a difference if the event is downgraded

Event Changes (at Nordic Fair / Registration Package Pick up):

  • Any changes after Final Deadline date must be made at the Nordic Fair/Registration Package Pickup (we are out of the office all day Friday at the Nordic Fair)
  • The fee to make any changes is $10, plus any difference between event fees, if applicable

Can I pick up a registration package for a friend or family?
Yes. Just let the volunteers know the full name, age and event that your friend or family is registered in. Please be sure to check their timing chip (if they are in a timed event) before you leave the Nordic Fair.

Can I pick up my registration package at the event site?
No. If you are unable to make it to the Nordic Fair, please ask a friend or family member to pick up your package for you.  Exceptions may be made for skiers from out of town but there are few volunteers at the start so please arrive early and be prepared to wait in line.