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Home of The Midwest National Classic Old Bird Race

~ Over a Quarter Million Pigeons have Flown The Classic since 1960 ~

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 Welcome to The Midwest Homing Pigeon Association      Updated: 07/15/24                    


Membership Info
Bird Status 2024
Liberation 2024
Final Race Rpts
Section Race Rpts
YB Conv Race Rpts
2024 Info Sheet
Recap Sheet

Midwest History

Bird Flu

AU Race Guidelines

Midwest Articles






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AU National Data Base

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Loft Certification PDF Form




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2014 400 Mile Winner



2013 Classic Winner




The 2024 Topeka OB Classic will Officially Close Friday 8:00am ~ July 19th. 2024. No Results will accepted or Uploaded to the NDB after this Date & Time~  Thank You


About 4,500 homing pigeons from 14 teams were released at 6:15 a.m. Saturday from the south parking lot of the Kansas Expocentre for the 64th annual Midwest NationalClassic Old Bird Race.

Midwest Classic Old Bird Race ~ Topeka KS.


Midwest Hotel Link ~ Double Tree by Hilton or Scan QR Code




 MW Handler List

24 MW Entry Form

Midwest Rules

Backup Bird Rules

 Registration Form




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Join Us in Welcoming Raf Herbots (speaker)

to The 2024 Midwest Convention    





Click on above picture for Link to the Grainbelt



The Midwest Homing Pigeon Association is a Chartered Member of the AU. This website is Your informational portal to the Midwest Associations yearly events. Events include The Midwest National Old Bird Classic Race, The Midwest Young Bird Race held in conjunction with The Midwest Convention.






Adam Hajduga's 400mi. Class Topeka "2022" Winner


National Old Bird Classic from Topeka Ks.

Mileage Classes

100 Mile Class  -  075 Miles to 174.9 Miles

200 Mile Class  -  175 Miles to 274.9 Miles

300 Mile Class  -  275 Miles to 374.9 Miles

400 Mile Class  -  375 Miles to 474.9 Miles

500 Mile Class  -  475 Miles to 549.9 Miles

600 Mile Class  -  550 Miles to 674.9 Miles

1000 Mile Class  -  850 Miles & Up


Previous Midwest Convention Race Sites

Year Location
2024 FRV & Lake Shore Concourse Association
2023 Omaha Racing Pigeon Association NE.
2022  Greater Chicago Combine
2021 Omaha Racing Pigeon Association NE.
2020    Midwest Navigators ~ Twin Cities MN. & WI.
2019 Eastside Members Club ~ MI.
2018 FRV & Lake Shore Concourse Eastern WI.
2017 Viking Racing Pigeon Club ~ Twin Cities MN.
2016 North side Pigeon Club ~ Green Bay WI.
2015 Westside Concourse ~ Chicago IL.
2014 Fond Du Lac WI.
2013 Omaha Racing Pigeon Association NE.
2012 Rochester MN.
2011 Rockford IL.
2010 Detroit MI.
2009 FRV & Lake Shore Concourse - Green Bay WI.
2008 Montello RPC WI.

 Twin City Concourse - St. Paul MN. RPC

2006  FRV & LakeShore Concourse - Green Bay WI.
2005  Fond DU Lac RPC WI.
2004  Milwaukee Western Concourse WI.
2003  Great River Racers - Tomah WI.
2002 Rochester RPC MN.
2001  East Rockford RPC IL.
2000  Viking RPC St. Paul MN.
1999  Omaha NE.
1998 Great River Racers - Tomah WI.
1997 Kenosha RPC - Racine WI.
1996  Fond DU Lac RPC WI.
1995 East Rockford RPC IL.



News Video Coverage of Saturdays "Topeka" Liberation



Information regarding the Recovery & Reporting of Lost Birds
American Racing Pigeon Union International Federation


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