Be a part of Hayward’s legendary summer celebration, the Lumberjack World Championships by racing 5K (3.1 miles) from the shores of Lake Hayward.  The race starts and finishes in historic Lumberjack Bowl!

Get the full lumberjack experience at the Lumberjack World Championships!  Tickets available at!


2018 Registration Closed

Register by July 1st to guarantee a darn fine commemorative t-shirt!

Registration Fee:

  • Ages 19 and over: $25-May 15 through May 28; $30-May 29 through July 17; $35 after July 17.
  • Ages 18 and under: $10 through race day.

Race day registration is available from 6:45 am – 7:45 am at the Lumberjack Bowl. Save time and register before you get to the race!

For the safety of all our runners, dogs are not allowed in the run.


Each registration includes 1 ticket for Thursday night’s Lumberjack World Championships (7/19).  Valid for Thursday night’s show only.  Interested in a Thursday night ticket?  Simply check yes to the question during race registration!

Prizes awarded for best lumberjack costume – male & female

The Top Male, Top Female and One Lucky Finisher (Drawn at Random) Will Win a Free Entry to Any Individual Birkie Event!

Schedule/Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup

Before race day, packet pick-up is available at the Birkie office/store on the Thursday and Friday before the race from 9:00a – 5:00p.

Race day packet pick up will be on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 6:45 to 7:45 am at the Lumberjack Bowl.  Arrive early to get your bib and enjoy a hot cup of coffee provided by Hayward Coffee Co.!

Race Schedule

8:00 am Race Start

Course Map

New 5k (3.2 miles) Course!

Click Here to View the Course Map »

Darn Fine Sponsors

2016 Lumberjack Sponsors