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About Us

2019 marks the 13th year of the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby in Denver! We are extremely excited to put on a bigger show next year with more cars, activities, spectators, and community involvement. We need more racing families and volunteers to help us make plans and create this event. 

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Racers pilot their Super Kids cars down the hill. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora.  (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

Racers pilot their Super Kids cars down the hill. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

John Parmley, 7, gets some pointers from dad Bob as he waits at the starting line in his stock car. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora.  (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

John Parmley, 7, gets some pointers from dad Bob as he waits at the starting line in his stock car. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

The Super Kids cars allow racers with disabilities a chance to participate in the races with the help of a co-pilot. Drew Macneir, 17, left, who has cerebral palsy makes a run with Cayden Comstock, 9. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

The Super Kids cars allow racers with disabilities a chance to participate in the races with the help of a co-pilot. Drew Macneir, 17, left, who has cerebral palsy makes a run with Cayden Comstock, 9. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

Scott Line, 14, makes a test run in his super stock car preparing for Sundays races. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

Scott Line, 14, makes a test run in his super stock car preparing for Sundays races. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

The Super Kids cars allow racers with disabilities a chance to participate in the races with the help of a co-pilot. Peter Starz, 16, right, who has Down syndrome, makes a run with Alonzo Campos, 10. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

 

The Super Kids cars allow racers with disabilities a chance to participate in the races with the help of a co-pilot. Peter Starz, 16, right, who has Down syndrome, makes a run with Alonzo Campos, 10. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

Racers pilot their Super Kids cars down the hill. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora.  (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

Racers pilot their Super Kids cars down the hill. Kids and their families participate in the 11th annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park on June 24 in Aurora. (Photo by Kathryn Scott/YourHub)

INTERNATIONAL SOAP BOX DERBY

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.