Thanksgiving Day Event – November 25, 2021

Please join us for another fun-filled year of the Berbee Derby in 2021!

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 25
  • 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, pacers, 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

Click here to download the 2021 Athlete’s Guide PDF

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.

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