Birkebeiner Classic

  • When: Saturday 2nd July 2016
  • Where: Falls Creek Ski Resort – Nordic Bowl
  • Distances: 10km, 5km and 2.5km
  • Start Time: 10 am in the Nordic Bowl Falls Creek
  • Race Office: Windy Corner Day Shelter: Entry and Bib collection 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Technique: Classic
  • Race Secretary: Marg Trnka (03) 5754 4637

For Live Event Results of the Birkebeiner Classic click this link
<http://my.raceresult.com/details/index.php?eventid=56686>

2014 Birkie Classic Race Results (race not held in 2015 due to no snow)

Click —  [Birkie Classic – Class & Overall results (pdf)]. Weather overcast, foggy, high humidity, klister wax used and a field of 74 finishers.

This race originated on 23 July 1983 as the Birkebeiner Junior Classic.

The Club started the event because there were so few junior races on the calendar at the time. Skating in races had not been ‘invented’.

It was probably sometime in the 90’s that the event became the Birkebeiner Classic and was open to both juniors and seniors. The distances are now 2.5, 5 & 10 kms. It remains one of the few Classic style races on the race calendar.

 

2014 Birkie Classic start– Phil Bellingham (2014 Sochi Winter Olympian) leading the pack…