Join us for our 20th Year Anniversary of the Berbee Derby in 2023!

Thanksgiving Day Event – November 23, 2023

So before the turkey… before the pumpkin pie…before the football games….be a part of a Madison tradition!

The important, cut-to-the-chase facts:

  • Race day is Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23
  • The race starts on Cheryl Drive (off Fish Hatchery Road) in Fitchburg 
  • The Berbee Derby is truly for EVERYONE. We offer a 10K run, a 5K run or walk…perfect for competitive and casual runners and walkers alike.

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 only allowed on the 5k course, if you are running the 5k with a stroller, please line up in the designated stroller area at the start line) 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 silliest 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.

Even more details:

The Berbee Derby offers a full range of amenities for its participants:

  • Post-race: American Family Food Tent with a complimentary snack – lots of goodies!
  • Complimentary “swag” that includes long sleeve t-shirts and other Berbee Derby special items
  • An accurately measured course
  • Ample, free parking and easy accessibility to the racecourse
  • 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

We hope to see you for another great Thanksgiving Day Berbee Derby!

Feeding Local Minds

Did you know that 100% of proceeds from the Berbee Derby go to the Madison-based Technology Education Fund (TEF)? TEF benefits area children, teen and adults who do not have access to computers, software, and many other technology resources.