End 2018 in healthy, Birkie style!
Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the Double Pole Derby is a fundraiser for youth ski teams in the Hayward/Cable area. Race on the Birkie Trail while supporting the future of skiing- a win-win for sure! Middle School/High School races are freestyle for 2018. The citizen/collegiate race is also freestyle – that means – skate, classic or even double pole the entire course if you like.
The American Birkebeiner Trailhead has a great loop of man-made snow! The race will go on no matter what the natural snow situation is like. Course updates will be made depending on the forecast.
Bonus Event! High School/Middle School: Don’t miss the Spooner Holiday Dash on Friday, December 28 for High School/Middle School racers. *Update 12/26/18: Spooner Dash will be held on Friday, December 28 at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and will be CLASSIC. Saturday’s Double Pole Derby race has been changed to freestyle.
If a coach registers a middle school or high school team, each participant of that team must have a parent or legal guardian fill out an on-line waiver for the participant to be eligible to compete.
All MS/HS races will take place on the snow-making loops.
9:00 am Bib pick-up opens. Bib pick-up is at the race start area in the Great Hall. There is no race day registration.
11:30 am Bib pick-up and race day registration opens. Bib pick-up and race day registration are at the race start area in the Great Hall.
Top 3 male and female overall and top (1) male and female in each age division will receive an award.
Age Divisions: 17 and under, 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
We could not host events without the helping hands of volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Double Pole Derby, click HERE to register for available shifts.
Support the Hayward High School Nordic Team by purchasing soup or a snack from them in the Great Hall!