The River City Racing Program began in 2016 when Let’s Grow STEAMx mounted the first Soap Box Derby race in the Columbus area in over 20 years.
The goal of the River City Race Program is to help youth develop skills they will need to be successful in the future. Our platform provides competitive racing and high-quality STEAM engagement, which encourages the development of well-rounded 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, communication, and teamwork.
- Racing INSPIRES. Racing is FUN.
- It’s ENGAGING and CHALLENGING and creates PASSION.
- It provides EDUCATION in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH.
- It teaches essential 21st century skills, such as LEADERSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP and PERSEVERANCE.
- It encourages MENTORSHIP, COMPETITION, FRIENDSHIP, and TEAMWORK.
- It’s rooted in FAMILY and COMMUNITY.
- It creates CHAMPIONS on and off the track!
Soap Box Derby
The River City Soap Box Derby brings together students, parents, and community volunteers to study, build, and race gravity (motorless) soap box cars.
Let’s Grow STEAMx is thrilled to announce that our River City Race Program will soon be expanding to include electric car racing (eRacing)!