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Thanksgiving donations actually going to charity?

Runs for a cause vary in amount of community support

For many families, Thanksgiving Day starts with a charity run. There are three Madison races on November 28 that all claim to benefit local charities, but how much money really gets donated?

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Military family 'runs' together

Berbee Derby holds race simultaneously for local troops deployed overseas

Deployed Wisconsin soldiers to run Thanksgiving 5K

Deployed Wisconsin soldiers to run Thanksgiving 5K while families at home do the same

Ashley Bergeman won't be with her husband on Thanksgiving Day, so she'll do the next best thing — pull on her running shoes.

Nick Bergeman won't be with his wife and two children, including the 4-month-old son he's never met, so he, too, is doing something to be close to his family — donning his sneakers.

From Madison to the Middle East

From Madison to the Middle East: Berbee Derby holds race simultaneously for local troops deployed overseas

Madison (WKOW) -- For fourteen years, the annual Berbee Derby has stood as Madison's time honored Turkey Trot.

This year, with the help of American Family Insurance, coordinators are saluting our troops in a way never dreamed possible before.

Military wives Ashley Bergeman and Melanie Kleinheinz came up with the idea to partner with the Berbee Derby.  The goal: to make the event special for their husbands.

Across Madison, Thanksgiving races promote family, wellness and giving back

The Berbee Derby was the first Thanksgiving Day run in Madison, its marketing manager Suzy Shain said. Since 2004, proceeds from the race have gone to the Technology Education Foundation, which gives money to nonprofits with technology projects for youth and adults.
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WKOW - Profit and Non-Profit Turkey Trots gobble up local dollars

When it comes to talking turkey trots, not all are created equal.  This year the Berbee Derby on set to give back $90,000 with more than 6,000 participants. 
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InBusiness Web Exclusive

Madison, WI – October 11, 2016

InBusiness Feature — Going the distance for technology education

It’s something most modern-day professionals have thought at one time or another — if the power goes out or the network crashes at the office, how can I get any work done? We’ve grown so accustomed to our technology — and our offices have largely eschewed paper — that we’re often lost without it.   Read full article

Press Release - October 2016

Madison, WI – October 5, 2016

The Technology Education Foundation (TEF) Announces Grant Recipients for 2016

TEF receives funding directly from proceeds of annual Berbee Derby; Registration for Thanksgiving Day Berbee Derby Now Open

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New for 2016

We are pleased to announce enhancements to the 2016 Berbee Derby. We heard from our 2015 participants what they love about the race, and what they want improved – and we listened!

In 2016, participants will find:

2016 Online Registration is Open

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2016 Berbee Derby is now OPEN!

Come one, come all, to join thousands Thanksgiving morning for a little fitness and a lot of support for a great local cause – The Technology Education Foundation (TEF).