Berbee Derby is a Fun-filled Community Event

November 23, 2023 • Thanksgiving MORNING 10k & 5k Run/Walk • Fitchburg Business Park • 8:30am

The Berbee Derby is a fun-filled community event that has been running 19 years strong! Our dedicated volunteers work hard year-round to make your entire experience with the Berbee Derby a pleasant one. We’ve listed important information below to help you through the process of registering, arriving on race day, and many other details of our event.


We’ve partnered with RunSignUp to process your registration information. Before registering for the Berbee Derby, we encourage you to read through the information below regarding important dates, times of the event, the different race categories we offer, and parking.

Derby Village is where everything important will be on the race-day morning: Warming Tents, the race start, water, Orange Shoe Warm-Up, and of course, those all-important porta-potties. Consult the Derby Village map and be in the know on race-day morning.

Perks & Rewards

All pre-registered runners and walkers who pick up their bib numbers at packet pick-up will receive a Berbee Derby long-sleeve Lands’ End t-shirt and Goody Bag stuffed with items donated by our generous sponsors. There are awards given out for top finishers.


From early registration discounts to team registration deadlines and even race-day schedule, this section provides you with all the information about where you need to be and when.

Routes & Maps

Both our 10k and 5k courses are accurately-measured. Volunteers, rest stops (including bathroom breaks), and water stations will be located along the course. Download how to get there.


Parking is always at a premium on race morning, so do arrive early. Our start and finish lines are nestled in between the Fitchburg Business Park and our surrounding neighbors with parking available on the outskirts of each. Find out the best place to park based on the direction you’ll be coming from and the timing of when you’ll need to head out. (Did we mention you should plan on arriving early?) View the Parking Map here.

Travel & Hotel Information

Local hotels are offering special rates to Berbee Derby participants. View all hotel and travel information here.


Kids Dash

Our Kids Dash will be an untimed run for kids 2-6 years of age. We will have bibs and ‘winner’ medals for all.
Read more here.

NOTE: All children under age 10 should be accompanied by a guardian during the 5k/10k run and 5k walk. Any lost kids should report to the Registration tent.


10k Pacers

Our friends at On Pace Race will keep you motivated from start to finish. All are welcome to join a pace group regardless of anticipated race finish time.

Look for the pacers in the 10k starting area. Each pacer will be holding up their pace sign, and will all be wearing their On Pace shirts, so you can find the group that fits your race plan.

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.