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Birken – Mountain experience for cross-country skiers

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Birken – Mountain experience for cross-country skiers Photo: Birkebenerrennet
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Birken – Mountain experience for cross-country skiers Photo: Birkebeinerrennet

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A unique ski race
The Birkebeiner ski race is the world’s largest cross-country ski race with 17 000 participants. The 54 km course crosses 2 mountains and is probably the most challenging long-distance cross-country ski race on the circuit. The classic style ski race takes place the 3rd Saturday of March. 

Start at Rena and finish in Lillehammer. All competitors must be 16 years by December 31th, 2013, and must carry a backpack weighing at least 3.5 kg throughout the race until crossing the finish line.

Birkebeinerrennet is the main event of a week with several races. We can offer challenges for everyone with participation in a relay race, the HalvBirken - 28 km trail, or Fredagsbirken.

In 1206, two warriors skied the infant prince Haakon Haakonsson over the mountains to safety, from Lillehammer to Rena and further to Trondheim. The race commemorates that heroic journey, and participants must carry the 3.5 kg backpack to symbolize the weight of the baby.

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Where:Rena
3/15/2014
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3/21/2015
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Birken – Mountain experience for cross-country skiers

A unique ski race The Birkebeiner ski race is the world’s largest cross-country ski race with 17 000 participants. The 54 km course crosses 2...

Birken – Mountain experience for cross-country skiers

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