Derby Firecracker

Other, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jul 2, 2016


Derby, KS


Activity Today Later

4 Mile

$25 $25 Closed

1 Mile

$25 $25 Closed

Both the 4 Mile and the 1 Mile

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

What's New?

We still have the same fast 4 mile course as last year and a fast 1 mile certified course. New large flags at the starting line for both races and a huge arch at the finish line. New medals designed just for this 35th Anniversary Race. Race shirts are a new type of dri-release shirt and an improvement over the shirt we have used the past few years. We have sizes for the ladies and for the first time ever we are able to offer these same shirts in children’s sizes with no increase in the fees for children’s entries. Of course, there is still no advertising on the shirts, but for the 35th Anniversary, we have added a catchy phase on the back. Volunteers receive red polo shirts with ¼ zip fronts and embroidered 35th Anniversary Logo. 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 GoRace Timing. To enable our runners to enjoy the long holiday weekend, we have moved the date of the race to Saturday, July 2.

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.

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 or headphones 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 collisio.

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