Registration

Your ski event registration includes:

 
  1. Up to 55 km classic technique ski tracks in majestic Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Rec. Area
  2. Race bib and timing chip rental
  3. Food and drinks at finish line
  4. Snacks, energy drinks, soup and water at 13, 31, and 55 km food stations
  5. Bus shuttles between Sherwood Park, Ukrainian Village and Waskahegan
  6. Medals for top three in event in 13, 31 and 55 km events and age category medals description here
  7. 30th Birkie pin for long events or hand-made birch wood medals for short events
  8. Pin for 55 km skiers for each year of completion
  9. World loppet ranking for 31 and 55 km skiers details here
  10. Ski Patrollers along the course and Sweeps at the end
  11. Certified medical personnel at food stations and finish line
  12. Love and admiration of 500 dedicated volunteers 

Register for Birkie Saturday

October/
November
2019

December
2019

January
2020

February
2020

55 km with pack Torskeklubben Birkebeiner

$100

$110

$120

$150

55 km Birkie Lite

$100

$110

$120

$150

31 km Birkie Tour

$90

$100

$110

$140

13 km Global Edmonton Mini Birkie

$45

$50

$55

$65

4 or 8 km Imperial Oil Birkie Fun Ski

$30

$30

$30

$30

2 or 4 km Ole’s Tour

$10

$10

$10

$10

Register for Birkie Sunday 

       

500 m, 1.5 km and 3 km Barnebirkie

$10

$10

$10

$10

Note: There is a processing fee for registration. It includes a $1.50 or $2.00 Zone4 Registration System fee, and a 3% credit card fee. The $1.50 amount is for untimed events and the $2.00 amount is for timed events. 

2019 Birkie registrants: check your October Birkie email before registering. If you did not get an email, contact us.

Refunds and insurance

No refunds. Non transferable. Please read policies.

Secure Your Spot Insurance is available at time of registration: $10 for 13 km and $15 for 31 km/55 km. See Deals for details.
2019 Birkie Secure Your Spot recipients are not eligible for 2020 Secure Your Spot Insurance; as such PLEASE select No Thank You when prompted for insurance. 

Deadlines

Birkie registration cut off dates are at the end of each month:

  • October 10: Registration opens
  • November 30 at 24:00: First cut-off
  • December 31 at 24:00: Second cut-off
  • January 31 at 24:00: Third cut-off
  • February 5 at 12:00 NOON: Registration closes


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.

Age limits

The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival takes place in a remote provincial park. Our organization provides substantial signage, patrols, food stations, volunteers and medical staff to ensure to keep skiers on track. Safety for our volunteers, spectators and skiers is our number one priority. As such age limits are part of our critical effort to ensure everyone stays out of harms way and gets home safely. See details of age limits for all events here.

Event changes before final deadline on Feb 5 at Noon

  • 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

  • Any changes after Final Deadline date must be made at the Nordic Fair.
  • The fee to make any changes is $20, 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.