2nd Annual Race

River City Soap Box Derby Returns for 2nd Annual Race.

 Let’s Grow STEAMx returns with a highly anticipated race that combines fun, family and community partnerships with STEM education.

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 31, 2018 – The 2nd annual Let’s Grow STEAMx River City Soap Box Derby Race will take place Saturday, June 30, 2018 on 17th Street next to Columbus High School from 9am-2pm; opening ceremonies start at 8:30 am. The race culminates the Let’s Grow STEAMx racer clinics, where local youth grades 4-12 completed several STEAM infused projects. The highlight of the clinics was the opportunity for students to build six derby cars that will be raced. Derby racers are local youth who attended racer clinics to use their talents to create an environment of teamwork, engineering, and mentorship. In the process of having a great time, the participants worked in various activities centered around engineering, physics, art, and technology – all for free.

The River City Soap Box Derby on June 30 will be an event for the entire family! Last year’s turnout attracted more than 1500 people and proved that this is an awesome family and community event. In addition to the race, there are games, activities, and great food. This year promises to be even better as the race is on its way to being a staple in the city’s offerings of summer events. The River City Soap Box Derby Race is licensed by the All American International Soap Box Derby Association.

The Let’s Grow STEAMx initiative is dedicated to providing a free, competitive educational platform that focuses on helping students utilize their most abundant resource…their IMAGINATION, as well as encouraging students to develop a love for life-long learning. As a community based initiative, Let’s Grow STEAMx is able to make such impact through the support and sponsorship of the following organizations: Shelby and Wanda Amos Foundation, Liberty Utilities, Fountain City Classic, Piedmont Columbus Regional Safe Kids Columbus, Columbus Tech, Uptown Columbus, Columbus State University, East Coast Body Shop, Waffle House, YMCA of Columbus, Junior Marshal Program, Muscogee County Marshal Department, and the Columbus, Georgia Office of Crime Prevention.