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Come join us for the 42nd annual Derby Firecracker Race on the 4th of July! Pick between a newly certified 4 mile course or a fast certified 1 mile course. Enjoy a looped course that begins and ends 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!
Kids age 1-12 pricing is $15.00 before May 29th and $20.00 after. A $5.00 Price increase for all other registrants will be on May 29th, again on June 11th, and lastly on race day.
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. This course starts at the North end of High Park and exits the South end before turning West on the Madison Ave sidewalk. The runner then turns North into the Derby High School campus to then cut across the high school parking lot to Rock Road. Continuing on the Rock Road sidewalk, turn back East on James St, pass the aid station at the 2.5 mile mark, and reenter the park at the North entrance roundabout. The final stretch will make a loop within the park to the finish line.
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. The 1 mile starts and ends within High Park after making a loop around the ponds.
An aid station with water will be at the 2.5-mile mark of the 4-mile race. Bottled water and pre-packaged snacks will be provided after the race at the finish line.
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?
4 Mile 1 Mile
Men & Women Men & Women
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 roller blades, bicycles, skateboards, or dogs are allowed on the race course with the exception of a participant with a service animal. Noncompliance will result in disqualification. Course Marshall's will control traffic, but runners should use extreme caution along the course. Slower participants and strollers are encouraged to begin toward the rear to avoid congestion and collision.
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Packet pickup will only be available on race day starting at 6:30 AM.
Newly certified 4-mile course map!
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