FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Local Race Program

A Local Race is held annually by a Soap Box Derby® licensed Local Race Organization. Local racers must race in the race city closest to where they live.

The winner of a Local Race is called a "Local Champion" and is eligible to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship in Akron, Ohio against other Local Champions.

To find your nearest Soap Box Derby sanctioned Race City call 330-733-8723 x 20 or email soapbox@soapboxderby.org. Please note that race cities and dates are subject to change. To find out more about a Local race, please contact the Race Director. Please note that a racer's closest race city may lie outside the state and/or region he/she lives in.


Officials of International Soap Box Derby, Inc., are announcing today that certain racing activities will be suspended or canceled in line with guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit gatherings of 50 or more people until May, as well as school closings around the United States.

Effective immediately, all Soap Box Derby races and rallies and related activities in communities around the United States are suspended through May 1.     

At this time, it is expected that local and rally champions will come to Akron the week of July 21, to compete in the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby world championships at Derby Downs on Saturday, July 25.   

School teams in third through eighth grades had been expected to compete in the Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) at Derby Downs in Akron on May 16. That event has been canceled for 2020. 

Soap Box Derby officials will continue close monitoring of the ever-changing COVID-19 issue to determine resumption of racing events. 

If you have any questions at this time please contact heather@soapboxderby.org or call 330-733-8723 x 20


List of Local Race Cities

Soap Box Derby Region Breakdown
Region 1 - Alaska | Idaho | Montana | Oregon | Washington
Region 2 - Arizona | California | Hawaii | Nevada | Utah
Region 3 - Arkansas | Louisiana | New Mexico | Oklahoma | Texas
Region 4 - Colorado | Iowa | Kansas | Nebraska | North Dakota | Missouri | South Dakota | Wyoming
Region 5 - Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | Minnesota | Wisconsin
Region 6 - Ohio | West Virginia
Region 7 - Alabama | Florida | Georgia | Mississippi | South Carolina
Region 8 - District of Columbia | Delaware | Maryland | New Jersey | Pennsylvania | Virginia
Region 9 - New York
Region 10 - Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Vermont
Region 11 - Connecticut | Rhode Island
Region 12 - Kentucky | North Carolina | Tennessee
International

 

 

Race Schedule

June

Sheyenne Valley (Valley City, ND)
Region: 4
06/06/2020 View Details

Arlington (Arlington, MA)
Region: 10
06/13/2020 View Details

Blue Ridge Classic (Waynesboro, VA)
Region: 8
06/13/2020 View Details

Cleveland Area (Cleveland, OH)
Region: 6
06/13/2020 View Details

Ogallala (Ogallala, NE)
Region: 4
06/13/2020 View Details

Central Florida (Sanford, FL)
Region: 7
06/20/2020 View Details

Chattanooga Area (Chattanooga, TN)
Region: 12
06/20/2020 View Details

Omaha (Omaha, NE)
Region: 4
06/20/2020 View Details

Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Region: 4
06/27/2020 View Details

DuBois (Dubois, PA)
Region: 8
06/27/2020 View Details

Greater Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Region: 9
06/27/2020 View Details

Lancaster (Lancaster, OH)
Region: 6
06/27/2020 View Details

Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Region: 6
06/28/2020 View Details

Tuscarawas County (Tuscarawas County, OH)
Region: 6
06/28/2020 View Details

Ogallala (Ogallala, NE)
Region: 4
06/12/2021 View Details

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