Derby Firecracker

Sat July 4, 2020 Derby, KS 67037 US 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
The 2020 Derby Firecracker has been cancelled due to COVID-19

We have decided to cancel the 2020 Derby Firecracker due to COVID-19.  We plan to be back in 2021!

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.


Come join us for the 39th 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 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 awards for 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
Race Contact Info

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Tri-Blend Shirts!

The New Design for 2020!

3" Finisher Medals!

New 2020 Design coming Soon!

Age Group Awards!

2020 Design coming soon!

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 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 28th! 

A video from one of our past events!

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