Like a Thanksgiving Day Parade, Only Faster The Berbee Derby celebrates its 13th year in 2016! 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 13th 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. (New is 2016: super easy team signup and payment available!) 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: warming tents, a warm-up by Orange Shoe Gym, and coffee Post-race: complimentary snack – lots of goodies! Complimentary “swag” that includes a long sleeve t-shirts and free dlownloadable photos An accurately measured course Ample, free parking and easy accessibility to the race course …..And, drumroll please: Improvements for 2016: 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 Bringing back the post-race snacks – lots of goodies! Free downloadable race photos by Focal Flame Photography Enhanced team registration, with easy signup and payment for all the fun-loving teams who want to be a part of the Berbee Derby The awesome RaceJoy® technology, which allows spectators to track the "live" location of participants on the course A generous referral program with discounts for participants who encourage others to sign up for the race Best costume contest – get creative and win a prize We will see you this Thanksgiving Day for the 13th Annual Berbee Derby!