Announcing new leadership

2023 marks the 20th anniversary and the final Berbee Derby. The Berbee Derby was created as a mechanism to fund technology education and as yearly celebration of our beautiful community. And it’s not over yet! Under the new leadership of Tri 4 Schools, the experience and impact of Berbee Derby will continue! 

After evaluating many charitable organizations, the Berbee Derby staff chose Tri 4 Schools. We are honored to be trusted to continue the event’s legacy. While the event will operate under new leadership and new name, the Birdie Derby, the incredible experience and impact on our community, children, families and schools will continue.

Why was Tri 4 Schools selected?

Tri 4 Schools supports the wellbeing of kids inside and outside the classroom through school grants, youth multisport events and wellness-based afterschool programs. 100% of entry events are donated to schools. Like the Berbee Derby, all proceeds of the Birdie Derby will continue to fund education. The resources, programs and projects funded by Birdie Derby promote a positive relationship between physical activity, and mental and emotional health.

Our Commitment to the Participants

Tri 4 Schools produces exceptional events, where every detail is meticulously crafted to deliver an unforgettable experience. We are excited to provide the Berbee Derby participants with the same experience. We’re confident that the next 20 years will be just as special as the last 20 years.

What’s next?

  1. Please join us in participating for in the 20th running of the Berbee Derby!
  2. Mark your calendars for 12/5/23 and register for the Birdie Derby.
  3. Keep the tradition alive and join us for the 2024 running of the Birdie Derby!

Listen to what Berbee Derby race director, Suzy Shain, and Tri 4 Schools Executive Director, Amanda Marek-Carlson have to say about this exciting news!

“Over much of the last decade, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the Berbee Derby staff at the event. It’s the premiere Thanksgiving Day race in Wisconsin, and one of the best in the nation. Tri 4 Schools will uphold that standard. We want to thank the Berbee Derby participants, along with the staff, volunteers, and sponsors for tirelessly working to create such a special event. We’re looking forward to seeing you again in 2024!”

Amanda Marek-Carlson
Executive Director
Tri 4 Schools

Tri 4 Schools

We’re supporting the well-being of kids inside and outside the classroom.
Since 2011, we’ve donated over $450,000 to over 200 schools and 22,000 kids have crossed the finish line!