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Derby Firecracker

Wed July 4, 2018 Derby, KS US 67037 Directions

4 Mile

7:30AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT

1 Mile

8:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

Both the 4 Mile and the 1 Mile

7:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

"No Frills" 4 Mile Race

7:30AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT

"No Frills" 1 Mile Race

8:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

"No Frills" 4 Mile and 1 Mile

7:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

This event sold out!  However we still have a lot of friends and family that want to join us!   We are offering a "No Frills" option.  So what is the "No Frills" option, it is the race package without a Shirt and without a Finishers Medal.   So what DO you get?  You get a certified race course that is professionally timed!  You get the chance of coming home with a great Age Group Award!  You get a race supported by awesome volunteers!   You also get amazing homemade goodies or fruit after the race!  As well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support a non-profit running club, where every dollar goes back into the running community!  So come join us, we would love to have you!  

Come join us for the 37th annual Derby Firecracker Race on the 4th of July!   Pick between a certified 4 mile course or a fast certified 1 mile course.  Enjoy a looped course that begins and end in Derby's High Park.   A cash reward to our fastest male and female runners in each race of $50.00 will be awarded as well as age group awards! 

What's New?

Shirts this year will be tri-blend shirts!  Finisher medals will be given to all 250 runners!  If you or somebody you know would like to volunteer, let the race director know. The races are chip-timed by the experienced crew of Timer Guys!

Kids pricing is $10.00 less during signup.

4 Mile Race

The Four Mile Race will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. It is open to all ages and abilities, including runners and walkers. Veterans will be recognized before the start of the 4 Mile Race.

1 Mile Race

The One Mile Race will follow the Four Mile Race at approximately 8:30 a.m. It is open to all ages and abilities, including runners and walkers.

Aid Station Refreshments

An aid station will be at the 2-mile mark of the 4-mile race. Post race refreshments for both races will include bottled water, soda, fresh fruit including watermelon and homemade cookies from the kitchens of the expert bakers in our running club.

Join the Derby Run Club

Want to save an extra $5.00?  Join the Derby Run Club for the low price of $25.00 for families and $20.00 for individuals.  What all benefits do you get for joining?

  • Save $5.00 on each Derby Run Club Race
  • Receive an awesome Derby Run Club T-shirt
  • Free Admission to the Annual Derby Run Club Christmas Party
  • Receive a 10% Discount at First Gear Running Company and Fleet Feet Wichita!
  • Assist the Derby Running Club in supporting the running community by funding quality equipment, certified courses, and insurance to continue our tradition of sponsor-free events designed “by runners for runners.”
  • Board Member opportunities are available for members interested in guiding the DRC into the future!

Custom medals awarded in the following age groups:

4 Mile                       1 Mile
Men & Women         Men & Women
10-under                   1-5
11-14                        6-10
15-19                        11-14
20-24                        15-19
25-29                        20-24
30-34                        25-29
35-39                        30-34
40-44                        35-39
45-49                        40-44
50-54                        45-49
55-59                        50-54
60-64                        55-59
65-69                        60-64
70-74                        65-69
75-79                        70-74
80+                           75+

Heat Warning

High heat and humidity can be dangerous to runners. Therefore, make sure you drink plenty of fluids the morning of the race and at the aid stations. If you feel overheated or feel dizzy, seek aid.


Races are limited to registered participants only. No rollerblades, bicycles, skateboards, dogs are allowed. Noncompliance will result in disqualification. Course Marshalls will control traffic, but runners should use extreme caution. Slower participants and strollers are encouraged to begin toward the rear to avoid congestion and collision.

High Park
2801 E. James St
Derby, KS US 67037
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Tri-Blend Shirts!

3" Finisher Medals!

Age Group Awards!

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available starting at 6:30 am on race day.  We will also have packet pickup available at the Derby Recreation Center (801 E Market St, Derby, KS 67037) from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 1st!