The unique Birkebeinerrennet in Norway | 2018
Photo Gallery Birkebeiner Rennet
Welcome to the 80th Birkebeiner Ski Race! The Birkebeinerrennet is one of the oldest and most challenging races in the Worldloppet series with 18’000 participants. This cross-country course is 54 Km long and has to be skied using classic technique only. The start is at Rena; the finish is reached at the Birkebeineren area at Lillehammer, the famous stadium from the 1994 Olympic Games. All competitors must carry a backpack that weighs at least 3.5 kg. This backpack weight is supposed to mirror the weight of the baby who became the future king Häkon.