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Soap Box Derby Partners with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to Present Senior Day at Derby Downs


International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced today that it will partner with Cleveland Clinic Akron General for the fifth consecutive year for Senior Day at Derby Downs.Cleveland Clinic Akron General Logo

Senior Day is an opportunity for active adults to enjoy lunch, entertainment, health information booths, health screenings and one trip down the Derby Downs track in an adult Soap Box Derby car.

“This event has sold out for the last three years with more than 540 participants annually from all over Northeast Ohio,” said International Soap Box Derby President & CEO Mark Gerberich. “We are delighted that Cleveland Clinic Akron General will again partner with us for this wonderful event.”

 “This event has become a chance for many in the Akron community to live out a childhood dream,” said Brian Harte, M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General. “We are excited to once again be able to offer seniors the chance to experience Derby Downs and help them maintain their active lifestyles.”

Senior Day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 each and can be purchased at Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Akron-area AAA branch offices, at Derby Downs Headquarters office, and online at