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Enter for your chance to win a pair of custom Madshus Birkie skis!

Enter for your chance to win a pair of custom Madshus Birkie skis!

As “The Cross Country Company since 1906” Madshus is proud to support the Slumberland American Birkebeiner in 2018. The event, which takes place in Hayward, WI, is North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, attracting over 10,000 skiers. The American Birkebeiner is a part of the Worldloppet circuit, which consists of 20 international ski marathons all over the world, as well as the American Ski Marathon series, which consists of 13 events in North America. Interested in seeing the Birkie ® for yourself?

Read more about the event here 

Madshus has been a sponsor of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner for many years, using it as a ground for supporting our Team Madshus racers and showcasing the newest product innovations coming out of our Biri, Norway, factory. Events such as the Birkie ® are pivotal in our goal to create next level skiing for elite racers and recreational enthusiasts.

In an effort to further support this North American staple, Madshus will be giving away two custom pairs of Birkebeiner skis to two lucky resident in the United States. Register using your email below and sign up for your chance to receive a piece of history.

Enter to win a pair of custom Redline Birkebeiner skate skis! Photo: Stefano Zatta

Enter to win a pair of custom Redline Birkebeiner skate skis! Photo: Stefano Zatta

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The Fine Print

  • No purchase necessary
  • Contest is open to US only, residents of NY, RI, FL are not eligible to participate
  • Contest will run from December 5, 2017, through March 2, 2018
  • Prize includes two custom pairs of Birkebeiner skis, retail value $340. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries received
  • Winner will be selected at random after March 2, 2018
  • Winner will be notified by email

Reichelt Wins Overall FIS Marathon Cup


Madshus racer Tom Reichelt (GER) wins the overall FIS Marathon Cup 2014. Photo: Nordic Focud


Madshus racer Tom Reichelt (GER) snags the overall FIS Marathon Cup 2014 title after the Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland last weekend.


Reichelt finished 13th overall in the Engadin, but after winning the American Birkebeiner on February 22, he did not even need to podium in the final event in order to win the overall title.


However, Reichelt was not far off a podium finish. Stacked deep with Olympians, World Champions and marathon specialists, the top 40 racers finished within a minute of each other in the 2014 Engadin.


Top 3 men 2014 FIS Marathon Cup

1. Tom Reichelt (GER), 228 points
2. Benoit Chauvet (FRA) 223 points*
3. Martin Koukal (CZE), 223 points*


* Chauvet and Koukal both had the same amount of points for the season, but Chauvet had more top finishes than Koukal and was therefore awarded the second place.


The 2014 FIS Marathon Cup consisted of eight races, two of which were cancelled due to marginal snow conditions.


15.12.2013 FT La Sgambeda 42 km ITA
19.01.2014 FT Dolomitenlauf 60 km AUT
26.01.2014 CT Marcialonga 70 km ITA
09.02.2014 FT La Transjurassienne 57/76 km FRA
16.02.2014 CT Tartu Maraton – CANCELLED 63 km EST
22.02.2014 FT American Birkebeiner 50 km USA
01.03.2014 CT Bieg Piastow – CANCELLED 50 km POL
09.03.2014 FT Engadin Skimarathon 42 km SUI

American Birkebeiner Filled to the Brim

The American Birkebeiner 2014 is filled to capacity nearly half a year prior to the event, scheduled for February 22, 2014. Photo: ABSF

Registration for the 2014 American Birkebeiner officially closed October 8, 2013, as the Birkebeiner 50/54K and Kortelopet 23K events reached a combined total of 10,000 skiers.


This is the earliest that registration for the Birkie and Korte has closed in the 41-year history of the American Birkebeiner.


“We are excited to welcome all these participants, their families, and friends to the 2014 event. It is shaping up to be a fantastic year! Let the training begin,” says Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.


Each year the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has allowed more skiers to participate and done this at a rate that allows the ABSF to assure a great experience for all involved.


The first year registration closed earlier than January was the 2012 Birkie, when registration closed on November 21. This was the first year the ABSF set and reached a predetermined cap. Then, registration for the 2013 Birkebeiner closed on October 15. This year, even with registration opening in June rather than in April as it typically does – because of the transition to all-online registration – it still closed in just over four months.


“The ABSF welcomes all those returning skiers and many skiers that we know are new to the Birkie and to the sport of cross country skiing,” Popp says.


However, there are still options for those who did not manage to enter the races before the capacity was reached. Once registration for the American Birkebeiner and Korteloppet races closed on October 8, the Birkie “Skiers for Cures” charitable partner, JDRF, opened up sign-up for 50 “Second Chance” entries.


“You simply fundraise a minimum of $500 for JDRF and you get one of these entries that you can use for either the Birkie or the Korte,” Popp explains.

“The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation started making this fundraising-for-entries opportunity available when we supported Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as our charitable partner, and now as we work with JDRF, which researches treatments and a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, ” Popp says.


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