Be a part of Hayward’s legendary summer celebration, the Lumberjack World Championships by racing 5K!

Start and finish at the Lumberjack Bowl, home of the Lumberjack World Championships.  Tour the streets of Hayward on a fast and fun course that is great for running, walking, or both.

Get the full lumberjack experience at the Lumberjack World Championships!  Check out to see what else is happening!


2024 Lumberjack Run/Walk Registration is Now Open!

Registration Fee

  • Ages 18 and over on race day:
    • $35 – April 5 through June 13
    • $40 – June 14 through July 29
    • $45 – July 30 through August 3 (race day)- online only
  • Ages 17 and under: $20 through race day
  • Register now to reserve a shirt and size!
  • For late registrations, t-shirts and/or sizes may not be available

Pre-register before you leave home!  No on-site registration available.

Check out the 2024 Participant Shirt Design!

Protect Your Registration!

Get reimbursed up to 100% on your registration if you can’t compete for a number of reasons.  Registration insurance is available through the RunSignUp partner FanShield. Insure your non-refundable registration fee in the case of injury, illness, or other unexpected events during the registration process.* Please see terms and policy for more information. Limitations and exclusions apply.

Race Day Parking

Getting There

Event parking can be found behind Northwoods Gallery across from HWY B from the Lumberjack Bowl and the Lumberjack Village.

Note: There is NO street parking near the Lumberjack Bowl. Please obey all parking signs on the streets and area-businesses.

Bib Pickup and Race Schedule

Bib Pickup

  • Bib pick-up will be available at the Birkie Office/Store, Hayward, WI, on Friday, July 29, from 4pm-7pm.
  • Saturday, race day pickup is from 7am-8am at Lumberjack Bowl.
  • Pre-register before you leave home! No on-site registration available.

Weekend Schedule

Course Map

5K Course

Race Etiquette

  • Be mindful of participants around you, and cheer on your fellow Lumberjacks and Jills!
  • The City of Hayward Police Department will be controlling traffic on the HWY B crossings. Please use caution when crossing roads.
  • Strollers are allowed on the course, please note there is one trail section that is sandy. 
  • Dogs are not allowed on the course or at the Lumberjack Bowl, we ask that you please leave your pets at home!

Prizes and Costume Contest

The top male, top female and one lucky finisher (drawn at random) will win a free entry to any individual Birkie event!

Channel your flannel to the next level during your 5k! The participants with the best Lumberjack and Lumberjill costume will also be awarded a free entry to any individual Birkie event!


2024 Results
2024 race results will be linked here once they are available.

2023 Results

2022 Results

2021 Results

2020 Results

2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

Darn Fine Sponsors

Title Sponsor of the Lumberjack Run

Backroads Coffee

Supporting Sponsors of the Lumberjack Run

Home Base
Coop's Pizza Parloure
Mainstream Boutique
Northwood Outdoor

Be Part of the Birkie and the Markets We Serve!

Andrew Manocheo
Partnership Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation