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Over 7400 Skiers Already Registered For Hayward Ski Races

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 7:38 am

As of Monday, December 6, 2010, there are 7411 skiers registered for the 2011 American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet events. This means that less than 1000 positions remain in these events.

Last spring the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Board of Directors increased the registration cap to 8400 skiers for the 2011 events. An overall registration deadline of January 31, 2011 was also placed on the events.
“We will close race registration when we meet the registration cap or reach the registration deadline, which ever comes first,” explained Ned Zuelsdorff, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). “Based on the number of race registrations we have received in the past week we anticipate reaching the cap very soon.”
There are currently 151 skiers registered for the 12K Prince Haakon. The Prince Haakon event has a registration cap of 400 skiers. Race registration for the Prince Haakon will remain open until the cap is reached or the January 31, 2011 registration deadline.
As of Monday, December 6th, Birkie/Korte Skate Waves 2, 3 and 9 as well as Birkie/Korte Classic Waves 6 and 7 are all closed to new registrations. Skiers qualified for these waves will be assigned to the next available wave. Skate Wave 1 has less than 80 positions available. Please visit thier website www.birkie.com for more information.
To learn more about North America’s largest and most prestigious cross country ski race and to register for races and events, log on to www.birkie.com, email birkie@birkie.com or call 715/634-5025.

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