Like a Thanksgiving Day Parade, Only Faster
The Berbee Derby celebrates its 14th year in 2017!
So before the turkey… before the pumpkin pie…before the football games….be a part of a Madison tradition! We invite you to join us for the 14th Annual Berbee Derby Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk.
The important, cut-to-the-chase facts:
Race day is Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd
The race starts on Cheryl Drive (off Fish Hatchery Road) in Fitchburg
The Berbee Derby is truly for EVERYONE – we offer 10K and 5K options for walkers, joggers, and runners (strollers are allowed in 5k wave P)
The Berbee Derby is THE local Madison-area Thanksgiving Day Race that keeps 100% of proceeds within the community. (Learn more about our support for the non-profit TEF!)
The Berbee Derby offers options for all ages and abilities:
Want to bring your family, and extended members? Wonderful! We welcome the very young (strollers are allowed on the course) and invite grandparents and great-grandparents to the challenge if they wish! The Berbee Derby is a great way to enjoy an active, outdoor activity together over the holiday.
Teams are a huge hit at the Berbee Derby. We welcome groups of co-workers, groups of friends who are creative – wear costumes! Find the sillies hats possible! We know that groups like to get together and have fun on race day.
Competitive runners have their place in the Berbee Derby too. The race is professionally run by a local, well-known race company, Raceday Events. Runners can have full-race experience with our excellent course and conditions, accurate timing, and more.
There are “waves” of runners to ensure an enjoyable experience for all – competitive runners start in early waves, while families with strollers and recreational and team runners are scheduled for waves with later start times.
Even more details:
The Berbee Derby offer a full range of amenities for its participants:
Pre-race: CDW Warming Tents, a warm-up by Orange Shoe Gym, and coffee
Post-race: American Family Food Tent wiht complimentary snack – lots of goodies!
Complimentary “swag” that includes a long sleeve t-shirts, race belt and free downloadable photos
An accurately measured course
Ample, free parking and easy accessibility to the race course
Reduced crowding on the course – we are able to access both North bound lanes on Fish Hatchery Road, allowing runners and walkers to experience a better start of the race
Free downloadable race photos by Focal Flame Photography
Team registration, with easy signup and payment for all the fun-loving teams who want to be a part of the Berbee Derby
Fun costume contest for indvidual or groups – get creative and win a prize
A generous referral program with discounts for participants who encourage others to sign up for the race