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Kirby Derby

Keeping Your Health in Stride

KMCThe Kirby Derby is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, plus a FREE Kids Race that will be held on May 6th, 2023 at Forest Preserve Park in Monticello, IL.

Participating in the Kirby Derby is a great way to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. All the proceeds go to the development of the Wellness Trail provided by the Kirby Foundation. For more information and online registration visit KMC Kirby Derby.

Race Information

  • Packet Pickup is Friday, May 5th at Forest Preserve Park from 4-6 PM
  • Race Day parking will be available at Monticello Christian Church and St. Philomena Church.
  • Strollers will be permitted.
  • Pets will not be permitted to participate.
  • Participants registered by April 18th will be guaranteed an event T-shirt.
  • Chip-timing mats will be positioned at both the start and finish lines. All 5K and 10K participants will be chip timed.
  • The deadline to register online is Thursday, May 4th. Same Day Registration will be available.

Kids Race

The Kids Race will be held at 9:30am. Kids ages 10 and under who register by April 18th will receive an event t-shirt. The length of the Kids race is approximately one-quarter of a mile. Medals will be awarded to all participants.​

Prizes & Awards

  • All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, and a Kirby Derby t-shirt if registered by April 18th.
  • There will be a 5K and 10K award ceremony at approximately 10am.
  • Prizes will be presented to the overall male and female first-place participants in the 5K and 10K events. Awards will be presented to first- third place male and female participants in each age group for both the 5K and 10K events.

Get Involved

The Kirby Derby would not be possible without generous community members who volunteer their time and effort. If you are interested in volunteering, email

If you are interested in supporting our wellness initiatives and becoming a sponsor, email

Share your race day photos with us! Tag us on social media and show others how your participation in the Kirby Derby is making an impact on the wellness of our community.

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