As we recoil from a year of COVID-Cancelled events and the dreaded VIRTUAL events, the Derby Running Club has adapted the 29th annual Not 4 Wimps trail run to accommodate a balance between the safety of all involved, compliance with State/County/City requirements, and our burning desire to return to normalcy. We will park, start and finish at the Warren Riverview Park but the only indoor facilities available will be the restrooms. Capacity of this year’s event is limited to 200 so please sign-up early. Participants are encouraged to stagger their start time and simply note their start-delay time at the finish. There will be no chip timing, just a simple old-school time-clock and a roster to write-in your finish-time, distance, and start delay-time. Results will be tallied and posted on our Facebook page next day. While we hope and pray that the home-baked goodies will return for 2022, the only calories you be able to consume this year are those that you carry in your pocket (or your cooler at the finish :-). Water will be provided on the course at the same intersection as previous years (one location, multiples distances beginning at 3M) but volunteers will not be handling. Instead, there will be cases of bottled water and a large trash-can to dispose of the empty bottles. We’ll do everything possible to make this event as “normal” as possible and thank you in advance for understanding the limitations that we are operating under. We’ll make sure the course is everything that you’ve come to expect, your job is to bring on the fun. . . and smile – even when it hurts!
“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!
Yep! You read it perfectly. We realize this has been an insanely difficult year to keep your running career alive and we’re here to help you reach your fitness goals. COVID restrictions have forced us to provide less than you’ve come to expect. In exchange for your kind understanding, we simply want to express our thanks to you for years of support. Your Derby Running Club is proud of its “By Runners for Runners” race management and as runners, we KNOW that you probably don’t need one more T-shirt, but you can always use one more run . . . . especially in February! Our 29th Annual Not 4 Wimps run is open to Derby Running Club Members and Non-Members, but we won’t complain if you decide to sign-up for the club and continue to support Kansas running. Keep in mind that every penny invested in Derby Running Club event fees and membership goes directly to offset event and club expenses – we’re beyond 40 years and still working for free!
If you REALLY need another running shirt, consider the official 2021 Not 4 Wimps Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Navy Blue training shirt – hit the “add-on” button during check-out and pony-up $25 plus tax. N4W Logo and a very relatable quote on the shirt-back make this one a “must-have” for your winter wardrobe. If you would like to purchase a shirt WITHOUT registering for an event, just click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Store/KS/Derby/Not4Wimps. We’ll be glad to add your shirt to a participants race packet or create a packet for you to pick up on race day.
Packet pickup will start at 11:00 am the day of the race. Race day registration will be available with a $0 price-bump. If you choose to switch between race distances, simply notify registration during packet pickup.
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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.