Birken

Birken – dreams, pride and joy!

Vision: To be the world's largest and most attractive organizer with the mountain as an arena

Birken is Norway's largest exercise organizer for skiing, cycling and cross-country running and has distances for all age groups. You can choose between competition, training and with or without timing.

With you, you carry a 3.5 kg backpack and an 800-year-old legend about the Kingdom of Norway. Starting at Rena and ending at Lillehammer, you pass three mountains in beautiful nature.

Birken is a non-profit organisation where the profits in their entirety go back to the sports clubs in Lillehammer and Rena.

Birken AS organizes: 

Birken ski festival in March

Birken run festival in June 

Birken cycle festival in August 

Birkebeinerrennet was organized for the first time in 1932, Birkebeienerrittet in 1993 and Birkebeinerløpet in 1998.