You are invited to be a lifetime and permanent supporter of the American Birkebeiner! The first 35 (as there were 35 skiers at the first Birkie) who make a gift of $25,000 to the Endowment Forerunner Legacy Fund will be permanently recognized as a Forerunner of the Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner.

D7A2699These 35 donors will forever be recognized on the Honor Wall at the “OO” trail head and throughout the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. Each of the 35 Forerunners will wear an distinctive “Endowment Forerunner” race day bib at each Birkebeiner ski race for the rest of their lives.

You can pay your gift over and up to five years. Groups can contribute collectively as a Forerunner as well.

We thank our first ten Forerunners!

#1. John Garrett and Colleen Graham

#2. Jim Coors and Ann Pollock

#3. John and Kine Torinus

#4. Fred and Sue Scheer

#5. Lori Steinbach

#6. Jon and Sue Derksen Family

#7. Tom Koss Family

#8. Dan and Jodi Hope Anderson

#9. Bill and Jane Butsic Family

#10. Patrick and Shelley Duffy Family

Contact Audun Mikkelson for more information: or 907-433-9265 (cell).