Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the 2023 Hayward Dash is a Classic Sprint for MS/HS skiers.

The American Birkebeiner Trailhead has a great loop of machine-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 onWednesday, December 27!

Race Day Schedule

All Races

  • 10:00 am  – HS: Classic Sprint Qualifier
    10:35am (Approx) Hight School Classic Sprint Rounds Begin (all skiers will ski 3 rounds of heats)
  • 12:15 am  MS: Classic Sprint Qualifier
  • 12:40(Approx) Middle School Sprint Rounds Begin (all skiers will ski 2 rounds)
  • Format is “Queen’s Court”.  All skiers will continue to ski in 3 consecutive rounds (2 for MS) based on the qualifying time. 

How to get to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead


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Andrew Manocheo
Partnership Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation