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SUBWAY® Challenge Added To Events At 2015 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

Subway Challenge

Soap Box Derby® President and CEO Joe Mazur announced today that a new SUBWAY® Challenge competition has been added to the racing schedule at the 2015 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby.

The SUBWAY® Challenge will take place Tuesday, July 21-Thursday, July 23, as part of the festivities leading up to the 78th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race on Saturday, July 25. The SUBWAY® Challenge will include all Local Champs participating in Saturday’s race. They will race over the three days using a three-lane wheel and lane swap format. Winners will be crowned Thursday, July 23.

“We’re thrilled to be able to add more racing during our World Championship week,” said Mazur. “Two years ago we tested a Rally Challenge and it was a huge hit with our Rally Champs and families. The SUBWAY® Challenge is a tremendous addition. We’re thrilled that SUBWAY® Restaurants of Northeast Ohio has joined the growing list of partners at the Derby.”

About International Soap Box Derby
The International 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. The Derby’s Core Values and Drivers include: Youth Education and Leadership Development; Family Engagement and Enrichment; Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Teamwork and Collaboration; Mentoring; Volunteerism; and Commitment to Community. The Derby’s two youth initiatives are the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby racing program and the STEM-based Education Program, which provides educational opportunities for K-12 youth worldwide through Soap Box Derby racing. The Derby dates back to 1934, when the first All-American race was held in Dayton, Ohio.


Rachel Whinnery
Communications Manager                        
International Soap Box Derby                  
330.733.8723, ext. 20