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.

Course Map

5K Course

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Strollers are allowed on the course, please note there is one trail section that is sandy.  Please do not run with dogs during the event. Dogs are not allowed in Lumberjack Bowl.

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!

Darn Fine Sponsors

Title Sponsor of the Lumberjack Run

Backroads Coffee

Supporting Sponsors of the Lumberjack Run

Anglers Bar and Grill
Hayward Fly Fishing Co
Hayward Family Dentistry
Home Base
Hansen Family Chiropractic
Ahlgren's Boutique
Mainstream Boutique
Coop's Pizza Parloure

Be Part of the Birkie and the Markets We Serve!

Andrew Manocheo
Partnership Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation