31 km Mud Sweat and Gears Birkie Tour

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Birkie Saturday – February 8, 2025
31 km Mud Sweat and Gears Birkie Tour

 

Geared to those wanting to ski an intermediate distance and test their skill and stamina

Course Description

This point-to-point course rolls and winds through the scenic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village to the Waskehegan Staging Area.

 

CWhat is included in the registration

  • Classic technique ski tracks in majestic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, approximately 48 km east of Edmonton
  • Race bib, timing chip, and results/ranking uploaded to Zone4
  • Food and drinks at finish line
  • Water, snacks, and nutrition at 31 km food stations
  • Bus shuttles between Sherwood Park, Ukrainian Village and Waskahegan
  • Medals for top three M/F in 31 km and age category medals description here
  • Hand-made birch wood medals for short events
  • Ski Patrollers along the course and Sweeps at the end
  • Certified medical personnel at food stations and finish line
  • Love and admiration of dedicated volunteers

World Loppet

Those registering for 31 and 55 km distances will have the option to have their results posted to the World Loppet for a $5 administration fee.

Registration Fees Nov 2024 Dec 2024 Jan 2025 Feb 2025
31 km Mud Seat and Gears Birkie Tour $TBD $TBD $TBD $TBD

Details

Start Line & Finish Area

The 31 km Mud Sweat and Gears Birkie Tour starts at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and finishes at the Waskehegan Staging Area.

 

Start Times

8.45 Official Opening 55 km/ 31 km 
9.00 Wave 1
9.10 Wave 2
9.20 Wave 3
9.30 Wave 4
9.40 Start 55 km/ 31 km Closed

Description of Start Waves

 

Cut-Off Times

Registration Package & Bib Pick-up

Registration package and bib pick up will take place at the Nordic Fair on February 7, 2025. Timing chips will also be distributed at this time. There is a $100 charge for non-returned timing chips.

Age Limits

  • Children 2 – 11 years of age are not allowed.
  • Children 12 – 17 years of age are not recommended. If they register, they must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian.

Parking and Shuttle

  • Parking for the Long Start is available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
  • Shuttles will be at the finish line at the Waskahegan Staging Area to take you back to your vehicle.