Get outside and enjoy the winter at the annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:40 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.
Barneløpet is open to children of all skill levels and is a great event for the entire family. Participants receive a Barneløpet snowflake pin, medal, and race bib. We will serve hot chocolate and homemade cookies as you warm up by the fire.
No snow or skis? “Then join in the fun with a walk through the tall prairie grasses,” Fossum-Martin encouraged.
Barneløpet, (pronounced BAR-nuh-lop-it) is Norwegian for “kids race” and Sons of Norway lodges all over the country sponsor Barneløpet events. It is modeled after the Barnebirke, a children’s cross-county ski race held each year as a part of the world-famous American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin.