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About Us

The Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation is starting 8 years at the helm of the Alpine Soap Box Derby racing season. With the support of the Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Alpine and Kiwanis Club of La Mesa working together, this is truly a fantastic race stop. In 2023, we will be racing at a NEW TRACK LOCATION (see below), which will be a parking lot race that requires skillful driving to win. In 2023, our Local Race will be open to two divisions (Stock & Super Stock). All rules governing Soap Box Derby will be honored and followed. Please check with the new car plans and requirements for racing during the 2023-2024 season.


**IMPORTANT** We have decided that our Races will be  TOTAL WEIGHT RACES. To conform to the new rules of having a wheel bank we will have a 4 wheel swap prior to starting our race day with other cars present. Your wheels must be in good condition!


Upcoming Race Date(s):

Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation will be providing a Local Race in March of 2023 and a Rally Race in October of 2023. This year's race dates are:  

March 25, 2023 (Local Race)

October 21, 2023 (Rally Race)


Track Location: Joan McQueen Middle School, 2001 Tavern Rd., Alpine, CA, 91901 (north parking lot)


Local Lodging:

Viejas Casino & Resort (Title Sponsor):   5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901  (619) 445-5400


Ayres Lodge:  1251 Tavern Rd.  Alpine, CA, 91901 (619) 445-5800






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.