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Soap Box Derby Day

Be a part of this most remarkable competition. Youth all over the region can attend free clinics to learn about soapbox derby history, how to put together a soapbox derby car, and family oriented STEAM activities. In addition, highlight the derby season with a sanction or educational race. Each race has prizes with boasting rights for a year! Come join us!

How to get involved

Who may compete in the River City Soap Box Derby?

  • youth between the ages of 7-17 years old
  • maximum of 24 youth racers will be allowed to compete on race day
  • NO soap box derby car is required
  • youth must attend (1) scheduled racer clinic
    • youth may attend additional racer clinics if desired

What is the prize?

Racers are competing for:

  • 1st Place – $300.00, a trophy and Bragging Rights for  1 year
  • 2nd Place – $200.00, a trophy and certificate
  • 3rd Place – $100.00, a trophy and certificate
  • All students will receive a certificate of completion.

When is the River City Soap Box Derby?

Where is the River City Soap Box Derby held?

  • Clinics 
    • April 13 & 27 – D.A. Turner YMCA
    • May 4 & 18 – J.P. Thayer YMCA
  • Derby Day
    • June 8, 2019 – 17th Street + Forest Ave (next to Columbus High School) Lakebottom Park Area

How do you sign up to participate?

    • Early Registration for River City Soap Box Derby begins March 21 – April 30, 2019
      • Sanctioned Race: $125.00 race registration fee is required per racer
      • Educational Race: $75.00 race registration fee is required per racer
    • Race registration covers t-shirt, trophy or certificate, racer insurance
    • Race registration fees are waived for racers who solicit $500.00 (sanctioned racer) or $100.00 (educational racer) in souvenir journal ads (see RCSBD Fundraiser)
        • souvenir journal ads must be in by deadline date (April 29, 2019) to qualify for waived registration fees

Download Racer Packet and fill the online form and Registration

All the links you need to participate in this event are below.

Register online or download a PDF by clicking on the desired button below. Have questions, email soapboxderby@letsgrowsteam.org.

» 2019 Racer Information Packet (PDF Version)

Registration Forms

Online

Local Race


Registration

Online

Educational Race


Registration

PDF

Local Race


Form

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Educational Race


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To get involved as a sponsor or find out more information, please visit the sponsor page or email us at info@letsgrowsteam.org