Six People on One Pair of Skis!

Grab friends and family and give the fifth annual Birkie “Giant Ski” race a try! Each team of six people races head to head against another team and the clock for 50 yards on a pair of 25-foot long “Giant Skis” up Hayward’s Main Street*. The event is huge fun for both participants and spectators.

* A pair of Giant Skis is provided to each team at the start.


2020 Birkie Giant Ski Race Registration is Full!

The race is limited to 30 teams and we have reached our limit. Team members can still register through Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  Each team member must be 13 years old or older.

Please note: registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION.

Team Members:

Event Details


Each team will be assigned to a heat of two teams.
NEW in 2020! Heats will begin at 5:00 pm at the intersection of Main and Third Street in Hayward.
Each heat is timed.  The overall winner is determined by the fastest time in the heats.

Packet Pick up

A Team representative must pick up the team packet at the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Office located at the corner of Main Street and Highway 63 during the following times:

  • Monday, February 17, 2020 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 18 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m
  • Thursday, February 20 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m


  • Thursday, February 20 after 4:30 p.m. at the Giant Ski start line


All Team members should bring poles.
Participants should wear regular winter boots with stiff soles.


The first and second place teams, by time, will receive awards.

Save the Date

Future Birkie Week Dates:

2021: February 25 – 27

2022: February 24 – 26

2023: February 23 – 25