The Derby Run Club proudly presents the 28th annual Not 4 Wimps race! We are excited to add CHIP TIMING by The Timer Guys and will once again start and finish at the Warren Riverview park! You'll be treated to a beautiful new 1440 square foot lodge, complete with a clear view of the Arkansas River. More trails, less street running and a few more challenges for those that accept our invitation to the N4W survivor club. You'll still be treated to home-baked goodies at the finish line, but we've stepped-up the comfort level. You'll enjoy the lovely fireplace, and a world-class view of those still coming in off of the course. Prior survivors will assure you that the only requirements are a superior fitness level, less than optimal judgment, guts, and a desire to accomplish something that most folks just can’t do.
"No Frills" Race
This is a timed course that is marked well, but it is still a trail course! If you don't see any course markings, you are going the wrong way! If you are not leading the course and you come across a spider web, you may be going the wrong way! If you get lost and tack on some extra mileage, well then you got some extra bang for your buck! You're not going to get an age group medal, or a finishers medal, or a pretty shirt with this race. When you get done, we have some awesome giveaways to go along with the pride of knowing that you didn't wimp out and take the shortcut back. Feel free to also brag to your friends that you finished a challenging race in the middle of February, while everyone else is still in hibernation mode, or stuck on a treadmill wishing for some new scenery! This race is a bargain, and we want to keep it that way!
No Giveaways, but you can EARN an AWESOME pair of Not 4 Wimps Winter Gloves!
Just pause (or pose) on the now-famous Not 4 Wimps Sofa in the Sand (1 mile to go). Internationally renowned photographers Sarah & Ted will capture your finest moment and give you a lovely pair of Trail-Tested, Runner Approved, sure-to-become-your-favorite Winter Gloves.
No T-Shirts - But you can buy a Not 4 Wimps Quarter-Zip Training Shirt for $25 . . . . . or 10 for $250!
The Derby Running Club events are proud of our "By Runners for Runners" race management and as runners, we KNOW that you probably don't need one more T-shirt, especially in February. Those of you who DO want something warm and fun to commemorate your amazing feat may purchase (advance only) a nice-quality Guildan charcoal-grey Quarter-Zip training shirt with a small chest-logo and a large back-print of the Not-4-Wimps Motto; "Blood, Sweat & Tears" on the back. This is the second in a series that you'll want to add to your winter wardrobe! Cut-off date to order is one week prior to race and will be ready for you at registration.
Packet pickup will start at 11:00 am the day of the race. Race day registration will be available with a $5 price-bump. If you choose to switch between race distances, simply notify registration during packet pickup.
Join the Derby Run Club - Save money!
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!
Races are limited to registered participants only. No rollerblades, bicycles, skateboards or strollers are allowed. Noncompliance will result in disqualification. Course Marshalls will control traffic, but runners should use extreme caution. Slower participants are encouraged to begin toward the rear to avoid congestion and collision.