Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the 2021 Hayward Dash is a Classic Sprint for MS/HS skiers.

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!  Don’t miss the Spooner Holiday Dash on Tuesday, December 28!


Registration Fees:

  • High School/Middle School/College Racers: $12 for one event (Spooner or Hayward) or $20 for both events.  Registration closes on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 11:00AM.  There is no race day registration!

INDIVIDUAL Registration for Spooner and/or Hayward Dash:


TEAM Registration for Spooner and/or Hayward Dash

A coach or team representative may register an entire team together.  Submit race rosters (first name, last name, gender, age, grade, team/club name) to Ben.Popp@birkie.com and then bring a check to the event.  Each participant of that team must have a parent or legal guardian fill out a wavier to be eligible to compete.

Race Day Schedule

All Races

  • 10:00 am  – HS/MS: Classic Sprint Qualifier
  • 10:45 am  – HS/MS: Rounds begin (all skiers will ski 3 rounds of heats)
  • Format is “Queen’s Court”.  All skiers will continue to ski in 3 consecutive rounds based on the qualifying time. 

Bib Pick-up

All Races

8:30 am Bib pick-up opens. Bib pick-up is at the race start area in the Great Hall.  There is no race day registration.

How to get to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead


Gold Circle Elite
Gold Level Sponsors of the Major Birkie Events Year-Round

Earth Rider Brewery
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
GU Energy Gel
New Moon Ski Shop
Kwik Trip

Supporting Sponsors
Sponsors of the Hayward Dash