Whether you are just out to have fun with your friends or family, conquering a personal challenge or competing for a medal, there is an event for you!
55 km with Pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner
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. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult also registered in the same event. Click here for details.
13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie
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.
4/8 km Imperial Oil Birkie Fun Ski
This NEW recreational ski event is designed for beginner to intermediate skiers. The trail is a loop so you can decide to ski for 4 kilometres or 8 kilometres. While every skier will where a bib number and a chip for tracking purposes, this is a non-timed event. Skiers must be 12 years of age and older. Registration opens on December 1, 2018
2/4 km Ole’s Tour Presented by E Construction
This is a 2 or 4 km un-timed family fun event is a great introduction to 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.