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Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby

The Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program open to any child at least 7 year of age and 17. Children compete by driving their racers in one of two levels of gravity powered racing cars built from kits purchased from the All-American Soap Box Derby.

FREE Racing Information

Please click the link below or visit the registration link for the Fun Run date to find out the requirements for drivers to be eligible for the free race season. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the free race program.

2019 Free Racing

Sponsorship Opportunities

In order for our organziation our group will need sponsors to help offset our operating cost for the 2019 race season. To find out how you can help our local racers participate for free this season click on the links below for more information.

Sponsor Cover letter

Sponsor levels

Online Sponsor reply form

Printed Sponsor reply form

2019 Press release


 2019 Race Schedule

Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby races monthly on street circuits starting in April and running through October.

Saturday - April 6 - 1pm - 6pm

Cincinnati Fun Run* - Free trial runs for youth interested in Soap Box Derby

Location: Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042


April

Saturday April 27 - St. Bernard Grand Prix*

Location: Washington Ave, St. Bernard, OH 45217


May

Saturday, May 18- Golf Manor Grand Prix

Location: Bremont Ave, Golf Manor


June - ALL-AMERICAN LOCAL QUALIFIER

Sunday, June 2 - Greater Cincinnati Local Derby*

Location: Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208


August - TENTATIVE DATE

Saturday, August 3 - North College Hill Grand Prix*

Location: Larch Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224


September

Saturday, September 7 - Florence Grand Prix*

Location: Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042


October - TENTATIVE DATE

Saturday, October 5 - Grand Prix*

Location: TBD

* Non All-American Rally Point Race

GOLF MANOR GRAND PRIX RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Stock Double
1st - Gaven Dagenhardt
2nd - Austin Randolph
3rd - Gwenevere McConnaughey
4th - Madison Rhodan
5th - Veronica Yeager
6th - Nolan Detroy
7th - Jake Woolf
8th - Keiran Sitawi

Stock Single
1st - Austin Randolph
2nd - Veronica Yeager
3rd - Gwenevere McConnaughey
4th - Madison Rhodan
5th - Gaven Dagenhardt
6th - Madison Woolf
7th - Jake Woolf

Super Double
1st - Aaron Howard 
2nd - Sam Watts 
3rd - Kayla Coleman
4th - Theresa Yeager
5th - Cecilia Yeager

Super Single
1st - Sam Watts
2nd - Cecilia Yeager
3rd - Aaron Howard
4th - Theresa Yeager

Don't have kids, but want to be part of the fun?  

We have several volunteer positions available, register here.

A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.


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