Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the 2022 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 on Tuesday, December 27!


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 26, 2022 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: 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. 

Bib Pick-up

All Races

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

Backroads Coffee – Parents and athletes can get warmed up before or after their race with Backroads Coffee. They will be selling coffee, hot chocolate, and other sweet treats!

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

Be Part of the Birkie and the Markets We Serve!

Meredith Ingbretson
Partnership Coordinator
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation

Andrew Manocheo
Partnership Director
American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation