The Tony Wise Birkie Spirit Award is given for Outstanding Contributions to the Growth and Development of the American Birkebeiner and the Sport of Cross Country Skiing.
2023: Judy & Jay Hoeschler and Don & Heidi Becker
2020: Steve Poulin and Dave Balsiger
2019: Ned Zuelsdorff
2017: Tom Duffy
2016: Tom Kelly
2015: John Kotar