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About Us

The Alpine Kiwanis Foundation has taken over the previous La Mesa Kiwanis, Soap Box Derby Races. Fortunately, Alpine is not missing a beat as a new race city. With the support of the Alpine Kiwanis Club and La Mesa Kiwanis Club working together, this is truly a fantastic race stop. In 2018, We will be moving to our new track location at Viejas Casino & Resort (see below), which will be a parking lot race that will require skillful driving to win. In 2018, our Rally Race will be open to all three divisions Stock, Super Stock and Masters. All rules governing Soap Box Derby will be honored and followed. To have a sanctioned race we will need a minimum of 12 Stock, 12 Super Stock and 6 Masters racing. Our Rally and Local races will be total weight races!


Upcoming Race Dates:

Alpine Kiwanis Foundation will be providing a Local Race in March of each year and a Rally Race in October of each year. This years race dates are October 13 & 14, 2018 (Rally Race) and March 16, 2019 (Local Race).


Local Lodging:

Viejas Casino & Resort (Title Sponsor):   5000 Willows Road • Alpine, CA 91901 • 619-445-5400

*(New Track Location at Viejas Casino & Resort 5250 Willows Road ( Far East End Parking Lot )*


Ayres Lodge Alpine:  1251 Tavern Road • Alpine, CA, 91901  Tel. (619) 445-5800 • Reservations (800) 423-3992




Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

The Derby's Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.