Inspiring
Champions
Worldwide

The official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing – a youth gravity racing program which has been inspiring new generations of champions since 1934.

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Local & Rally Race
Schedules

Over 100 race cities around the world qualify champs for our annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Columbus 2024 Spring Rally
2-Day Event
Rally Race
April 20, 2024
Ogallala NE April 20 AA Rally
Region 4
Rally Race
April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Indianapolis April Rally (April 20th -21st)
2-Day Event
Rally Race
April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association 2024 Spring Rally Race Madisonville, KY
2-Day Event
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Oakdale Spring Rally
Region 2
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Cambridgeside MA Indoor Rally #3
Region 10
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Kansas City All-American Rally, April 27-28, 2024
Region 4
Rally Race

Latest Updates

AKRON SOAP BOX DERBY HOSTS GIRLS STEM DAY APRIL 27

We are full for 2024! Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered. We look forward to seeing you! AKRON, Ohio (April 9, 2024) – International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) is inviting middle-school-aged girls to participate in the “Girls Racing to STEM”...

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By Stem

The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization. In addition to our renowned Soap Box Derby races, we also provide a variety of STEM programs designed to be hands on for grades 3-12.

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.

Build a Soap Box Derby Super Stock Car

Racer

Ready to race? Anyone between the ages of 7 and 20 years of age is eligible to compete in the Soap Box Derby. Find your local race program and select a division to get started!

Volunteer

Be a part of the exciting events happening at Derby Downs! Learn more about Soap Box Derby volunteer opportunities to see how you can get involved.

Committee

Become one of our core volunteers – Rally Commission, A-Team, Racing Commission, and Regional Directors work year-round to help make Soap Box Derby programs at Derby Downs and around the country a success.