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International Soap Box Derby

International Soap Box Derby Mission
To build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration Mission
The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration, fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities.

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We offer resources that enable teachers and coaches to get their kids ready for Soap Box Derby racing – check them out a...
09/22/2022

We offer resources that enable teachers and coaches to get their kids ready for Soap Box Derby racing – check them out at soapboxderby.org/education-program/teacherscoaches.aspx
Don't see a resource for what you need? Contact us with any questions and we're happy to help!

Get ready for our Girls Racing to STEM Workshop on October 8th! Girls in grades 5-8 are invited to join. Registration cl...
09/21/2022

Get ready for our Girls Racing to STEM Workshop on October 8th! Girls in grades 5-8 are invited to join. Registration closes Monday, October 3 and is limited to 80. Participants will get to learn more about Soap Box racing and STEM through various hands-on activities! Reserve your spot at https://bit.ly/3QxUz8H

Join us for the Corporate Build'n'Battle Challenge on September 30th! Teams will build their cars from the parts that ar...
09/20/2022

Join us for the Corporate Build'n'Battle Challenge on September 30th! Teams will build their cars from the parts that are provided and then decorate them to fit their company / organizations theme. Once the teams have finished building their cars they will then weigh in and take some practice runs down the track. Then it is time to race! 🏁

Sign Up Today ➡️ https://bit.ly/3RA1RKD

It's that time of year start thinking about storing your vehicles! Give us a call at 330.733.8723 for pricing and more d...
09/15/2022

It's that time of year start thinking about storing your vehicles! Give us a call at 330.733.8723 for pricing and more details.

Did you know that the top three finishers in the Local and Rally Divisions of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derb...
09/15/2022

Did you know that the top three finishers in the Local and Rally Divisions of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race each year receive scholarships?
👉 Learn more about the Bill Speeg Memorial Scholarship Fund and donate at soapboxderby.org/aasbd-race-program/bill-speeg-memorial-scholarship-fund.aspx

Soap Box Derby's Rally Race Program allows participants to earn points by racing in various Rally Races throughout the U...
09/12/2022

Soap Box Derby's Rally Race Program allows participants to earn points by racing in various Rally Races throughout the United States. A participant in this program races year-round for the chance to compete at the World Championship at the world-famous Derby Downs!
🏁 Ready to race? 🏁 Learn more and see race schedule at soapboxderby.org/aasbd-race-program/rally-race-program.aspx

Q: What’s one piece of advice you would give to a new racer?A: Stick with it and make sure to have fun – it will pay off...
09/09/2022

Q: What’s one piece of advice you would give to a new racer?

A: Stick with it and make sure to have fun – it will pay off in the end!

Thanks for the tip, Jacob W.! Have some advice to give new racers? Leave a comment! 👇

Are you a board game enthusiast? Well, you probably haven't seen this one! We promise it is pretty fun! We think this ga...
09/07/2022

Are you a board game enthusiast? Well, you probably haven't seen this one! We promise it is pretty fun! We think this game was made sometime in the 1950's but please let us know your thoughts on when you think it may have been made.

So much fun! congratulations to all the couples who got married today on our track!
09/07/2022

So much fun! congratulations to all the couples who got married today on our track!

Have you registered for our Corporate Build-N-Battle Challenge yet? It's a great team building event and helps support t...
09/07/2022

Have you registered for our Corporate Build-N-Battle Challenge yet? It's a great team building event and helps support the Soap Box Derby's mission! Find more details and register ➡️ soapboxderby.org/derby-downs/build-n-battle.aspx

We are so glad to be able to make this special day happen for the 8 couples coming!#RaceToTheAltar #Wedding
09/07/2022

We are so glad to be able to make this special day happen for the 8 couples coming!

#RaceToTheAltar #Wedding

Today's going to be a special day for eight local couples! We're partnering with the International Soap Box Derby for weddings at Derby Downs this afternoon!

Stay tuned for fun pictures!

We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Labor Day weekend – you deserve it! A special thank you goes out to all of our S...
09/05/2022

We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Labor Day weekend – you deserve it! A special thank you goes out to all of our Sop Box Derby staff and volunteers for all of their continuous hard work!

It's that time of year start thinking about storing your vehicles! Give us a call at 330.733.8723 for pricing and more d...
09/02/2022

It's that time of year start thinking about storing your vehicles! Give us a call at 330.733.8723 for pricing and more details.

The Soap Box Derby Corporate Build-N-Battle Challenge is coming up on September 30th! This event is a fun team building ...
09/02/2022

The Soap Box Derby Corporate Build-N-Battle Challenge is coming up on September 30th! This event is a fun team building opportunity and an excellent way to support the Soap Box Derby's mission. Learn more and register today ➡️ soapboxderby.org/derby-downs/build-n-battle.aspx

FYIThe Derby office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day and will back open on Tuesday. Have a great weekend ...
09/02/2022

FYI

The Derby office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day and will back open on Tuesday. Have a great weekend everyone!

Time for another fun fact! Did you know that the Derby Downs track is 989.4 feet from the current starting line at the t...
08/31/2022

Time for another fun fact! Did you know that the Derby Downs track is 989.4 feet from the current starting line at the top of the hill to the finish line? The slope starts at 16 percent, easing off to a 2 percent slope to the finish.
Who all has taken on this track?? 🙋‍♂️

Who wouldn't want to build fundamental STEM skills, while having fun? Learn more about what it takes to build a Derby Ca...
08/29/2022

Who wouldn't want to build fundamental STEM skills, while having fun? Learn more about what it takes to build a Derby Car for our Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition! 🏁 https://bit.ly/3nRb7gb

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to experience the "Thrill of the Hill." We are hosting a Girls Racing to STEM W...
08/26/2022

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to experience the "Thrill of the Hill." We are hosting a Girls Racing to STEM Workshop on Saturday, Oct 8 from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Girls in grades 5-8 will partake in Soap Box Derby STEM based activities at the historic Derby Downs Track!

For more info and to register, visit bit.ly/SBDGirlsinSTEM

Interested in becoming a licensed partner and starting a sanctioned Soap Box Derby program in your area? See how this im...
08/26/2022

Interested in becoming a licensed partner and starting a sanctioned Soap Box Derby program in your area? See how this impactful program can benefit your community and fill out at an application at https://bit.ly/3BWmsUs

Q: What’s your secret for success in the Soap Box Derby?A: Be patient and work hard. Winning is about attention to detai...
08/22/2022

Q: What’s your secret for success in the Soap Box Derby?

A: Be patient and work hard. Winning is about attention to detail and understanding the STEM principles. Do your research and focus on the fundamentals. Learn to read tracks and understand car set-up. Give back by helping others.

We couldn't agree more, Richard J.! What do YOU think is most important? Leave a comment! 👇

We are excited host this wonderful event! See you all soon!
08/20/2022

We are excited host this wonderful event! See you all soon!

TODAY’S THE DAY!! Our A Kid Again Birthday Bash Adventure at the International Soap Box Derby, Presented By GPD Group and GPD Group Employees' Foundation is today and we can’t wait to see our families in just a few hours! #akabirthdaybash

Our mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing com...
08/19/2022

Our mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculums, and other community-focused activities.

Want to help us support and grow this mission? Learn about the ways you can support the International Soap Box Derby ➡️ https://bit.ly/3Ac8bl5

Soap Box Derby is excited to head back to school with students! Our STEM-Based Education Mini-Car Program is utilized in...
08/18/2022

Soap Box Derby is excited to head back to school with students! Our STEM-Based Education Mini-Car Program is utilized in grades 3-5 classrooms, enrichment activities, and more. Discover how these mini cars make a big impact on STEM learning ➡️ https://bit.ly/3arMnYE

This is so cool! We are very excited to be able to host Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams as she will be ...
08/18/2022

This is so cool! We are very excited to be able to host Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams as she will be officiating wedding ceremonies at Derby Downs on Sept. 7! 👰‍♀️🤵‍♂️

There will be a race to the altar on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 as Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams will officiate wedding ceremonies at Derby Downs from Noon-1:30 p.m.

The ceremonies will take place at the track’s start line. Photos will showcase the track behind them.

Derby Downs is located at 789 Derby Downs Drive in Akron. Derby Downs has been the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships for 82 of the event’s 84 years. It lies against a natural hill on the eastern fringes of Akron Municipal-Fulton Airport and is an iconic regional landmark.

Appointments are first-come, first-served and must be scheduled and paid for before the date of the ceremony. Time slots will not be added once all appointments are booked.

Learn more about securing a spot here: https://akronmunicipalcourt.org/news/akron-municipal-court-and-all-american-soap-box-derby-collaborate-to-host-weddings-at-derby-downs/

Derby Downs makes a great location from spring through fall for special events and corporate outings! In addition to ren...
08/12/2022

Derby Downs makes a great location from spring through fall for special events and corporate outings! In addition to renting the track itself, we offer three facility options in which to host your unique event; the Hall of Fame and Museum, the Wh**ey Wahl Pavilion, and Trackside. Walk-throughs of each space can be scheduled with our Events Team by calling 330.733.8723, ext. 10 or emailing [email protected]!

Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3zoP9Yp

The Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living has been an absol...
08/11/2022

The Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living has been an absolute blast! Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors for making it such a success!

08/11/2022

Senior Day - August 11, 2022

08/11/2022

Senior Expo - August 11, 2022

Today is the Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living! Have fu...
08/11/2022

Today is the Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living! Have fun everyone!

08/11/2022

Senior Day - August 11, 2022

Stay up to date with all things Soap Box by checking out our latest news and information! From events, awards, and partn...
08/10/2022

Stay up to date with all things Soap Box by checking out our latest news and information! From events, awards, and partnerships, this is where you will hear first!

News & Information ➡️ https://bit.ly/3OEYr7b

A quick history of the Derby's Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition... It all began in 2010 when two Soap Box ...
08/08/2022

A quick history of the Derby's Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition...

It all began in 2010 when two Soap Box Derby® cars were placed into the National Inventors Hall of Fame School in Akron, Ohio. Twelve students built the cars and then competed in a race down the world famous Derby Downs Track. The event in Akron has now grown to include more than 1,200 students and educators! 👏

Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3nRb7gb

The Soap Box Derby Inclusion Day presented by GPD Group Employees' Foundation is off and running! Check out some of the ...
08/06/2022

The Soap Box Derby Inclusion Day presented by GPD Group Employees' Foundation is off and running! Check out some of the action!

08/05/2022

Great job Ayva!

A reminder that our Inclusion Day is this Saturday, August 6! Inclusion Day is an event where individuals with all diffe...
08/04/2022

A reminder that our Inclusion Day is this Saturday, August 6! Inclusion Day is an event where individuals with all different abilities and their friends & family will have the opportunity to take a ride down the world famous Derby Downs Track in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car. Guests will also get to enjoy lunch, entertainment, and other fun activities. Check out the details below!

Details & Registration ➡️ https://bit.ly/2M5Eaey

Q: What advice would you give to a new racer?A: Never give up. Focus on what you want to achieve.We love this answer fro...
08/03/2022

Q: What advice would you give to a new racer?

A: Never give up. Focus on what you want to achieve.

We love this answer from racer Alex M! What a great attitude to have. What advice would you give to new racers? Let us know in the comments! 👇

Only a few more days to sign up for Inclusion Day presented by GPD Group Employees' Foundation! On Saturday. August 6 in...
08/03/2022
Inclusion Day - Soap Box Derby

Only a few more days to sign up for Inclusion Day presented by GPD Group Employees' Foundation! On Saturday. August 6 individuals with all different abilities and their friends & family will have the opportunity to take a ride down the world famous Derby Downs Track in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car.

Sign up at

Participate in Inclusion Day where individuals with all different abilities will have the opportunity to take a ride down the Derby Downs Track.

Have you registered for Impel Wealth Management Senior Day, happening Thursday, August 11? Seniors are invited to race d...
08/01/2022

Have you registered for Impel Wealth Management Senior Day, happening Thursday, August 11? Seniors are invited to race down the world famous Derby Downs track from 10 am - 4 pm. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Aging on Track Senior Expo presented by Huntington National Bank in the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum Building. There will be live entertainment and a catered boxed lunch provided by City Barbeque.

Register today ➡️ https://www.soapboxderby.org/derby-downs/senior-day.aspx

STEM education is a HUGE part of the learning experience for students. Our Gravity Racing Challenge® events teach kids a...
07/29/2022

STEM education is a HUGE part of the learning experience for students. Our Gravity Racing Challenge® events teach kids about gravity, speed, mass and energy by assembling and racing their own full-size Soap Box Derby car. Interested in participating in our next GRC event? Find more information here:

LEARN MORE! ➡️ https://bit.ly/3AOnOQi

Join us for the Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living on Au...
07/28/2022

Join us for the Impel Wealth Management Senior Day presented by Western Reserve Hospital and Danbury Senior Living on August 11! Seniors are invited to race down the world famous Derby Downs track in adult Soap Box Debry cars. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Aging on Track Senior Expo presented by Huntington National Bank in the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum Building. There will be live entertainment and a catered boxed lunch provided by City Barbeque.

register at seniorday.soapboxderby.org

FYIThe Soap Box Derby office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 29. We will back and open on Monday, August 1.Photo C...
07/28/2022

FYI

The Soap Box Derby office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 29. We will back and open on Monday, August 1.

Photo Credit: EnduroPhoto

Inclusion Day gives kids of ALL abilities their chance to speed down the hill in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car. Kids a...
07/27/2022

Inclusion Day gives kids of ALL abilities their chance to speed down the hill in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car. Kids age 5 and older, their families and friends can enjoy lunch, entertainment and other fun activities and participation is limited to the first 250 registrants. Secure your spot today and be part of the fun!

REGISTER! ➡️ https://bit.ly/2M5Eaey

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There is So Much To Do In 2022 and we don't want anyone to miss out! Do you know a family that would qualify for A Kid Again? If so, encourage them to enroll so they can experience some fun Adventures with us this year, like our annual Soap Box Derby Adventure, sponsored by GPD Group and GPD Group Employees' Foundation! This August, we will be taking our Northern Ohio families back to Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio for another fun Adventure at the International Soap Box Derby ! The day will be filled with food, music, unlimited rides down the hill and so much more! Help us enroll more families today, so they can start joining us at our Adventures! Visit our website to learn more and apply directly online! www.akidagain.org/enrollnow
For this #ThrowbackThursday we travel to Newport, Vermont sometime around 1908 where we see the "Lady of the Lake" steamboat that once ferried passengers on Lake Memphremagog and tributaries. The steamboat now exists only as the logo for Newport. Today this fine small city is the only one in Vermont with a Soap Box Derby [ International Soap Box Derby ] which is pretty nifty in our book. Newport's creative economy is bolstered through the efforts of the MAC Center for the Arts [ MAC Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop ]and the gallery and shop are worth a visit. If you're a fan of cider then the fine folks at Eden Ciders [ Eden Ciders ] has a wide array of fantastic options to check out. If you're hungry be sure to stop in the oldest natural foods store and cafe in the North Country - Newport Natural Market & Cafe [ Gift to Nature ] for a treat. 📷: courtesy VT Historical Society
We enjoyed great Akron weather and connections at the International Soap Box Derby’s annual President’s Party! We were proud to be this year’s title sponsor.
After quite a crazy summer, it is nice to be able to take orders again! I even got to use a new technique that I had never tried before! These cookies were for the International Soap Box Derby in Akron. I love how they turned out!
Is there a date for the 2022 All American Soap Box Derby Race? Planning Our Houlton Maine State Race And Need That Date To Pick Ours To Be In Compliance. Thank you!
Come join us in England next year?
Someone perhaps in this Group - or related to someone in this Group - might be interested in this 1966 Soap Box Derby car, currently being offered for sale by at the Summit County Habitat for Humanity ReStore location on Romig Road. It's a bit faint, but the Participant was "Roy Moore", the Weighmaster was Dave Mack, the total car weight (car and driver) was 248 pounds, and the sponsor appears to have been the "Electro Compound Co."
Thank you to A Kid Again - Northern Ohio! Today was a fun day and Drayden even got to ride down in a derby car! International Soap Box Derby
Thank you to A Kid Again - Northern Ohio! Today was a fun day and Drayden even got to ride down in a derby car! Derby car ride posted in next post 🙂 International Soap Box Derby