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Champs2019 Winnners:
1st Place: GOJO Industries Inc.
2nd Place: SC Fastening Systems LLC.
3rd Place: Huntington National Bank

UPDATE: Event has been postponed to September 17 & 18, 2020


The Corporate Derby Challenge™ is a high-energy event that ignites a team's competitive fire as they collaborate assemble, decorate, and compete in an entertaining race with their own adult Soap Box Derby car. Corporations, small businesses, groups and community organizations can experience a very unique event that is sure to entertain. 

Collaborate & Create

The Corporate Derby Challenge™ involves teams working together to assemble their own adult Soap Box Derby car chassis from a pre-manufactured kit provided by the Soap Box Derby. Once the car chassis is assembled, teams can tap into their creativity by decorating and constructing their car wherever their imagination takes them as long as it is according to Corporate Derby Challenge guidelines.

Unveiling Party | Thursday, September 17, 2020

An evening unveiling reception will be held on Thursday, September 17 where teams will reveal their Corporate Derby Challenge™ car. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, spirits, entertainment, and will be the first to see the champ cars that will be competing in the 2020 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship. Casual attire and
flat shoes are recommended for this evening event.

Trophies will be awarded for the best designed/decorated car. There will be several other new awards handed out for car design this year. 

Event Timeline

6:30 p.m.:        Arrive at Derby Downs + Check in at north end of parking lot | 789 Derby Downs Dr. | View Parking Map

6:30 - 8 p.m.:   Dinner and Drinks in the Hall of Fame and Museum
                        Entertainment + viewing of all Corporate Derby Challenge cars 

7:00 p.m.:        Welcome & greeting 
                        Unveiling of Corporate Derby Challenge cars

8:15 p.m.:        Awards Announcements 


RACE DAY | Friday, September 18, 2020

On Friday, September 18 the activities will consist of trial runs for the teams, tailgating, food trucks, and the Corporate Derby Challenge™  competition. 

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in the race. 

Event Timeline | 789 Derby Downs Dr. | View Parking Map

12 p.m.      Team check-in + weigh-in | Whitey Wahl Pavilion

12 - 2 p.m. Trial runs | Starting Line

10 a.m.      Tailgating + Food trucks | Trackside

1:45 p.m.   Driver's Meeting | Whitey Wahl Pavilion

2 p.m.   Race Start | Starting Line

*** Awards presentation will immediately follow the conclusion of the race at the starting line

A great team building opportunity, the Corporate Derby Challenge is guaranteed fun and not to mention, an excellent opportunity to support the Soap Box Derby's mission to build knowledge and character, and to create a meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition. 


Participation Levels

There are three participation levels that you can select:  gold, silver and bronze.  Each level provides an adult Soap Box Derby car kit, tickets to the Unveiling Party, tickets to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby and a team plaque, plus so much more.

View the participation levels below!

Car Plans And Rules

Before you build the coolest looking Soap Box Derby car you'll want to read the plans and rules. Downloadble PDF versions are available. 


Race Format

2018 Best Design
GPD Group

Cdc Best Design 2018

Cdc Level Info

Ready To Race?

Registration is now open! Registration closes July 30, 2020 at 5 pm or once sold out. 

Have your tickets to the Unveiling Party?

RSVP for the Unveiling Party  Must have ticket with ticket number to RSVP.

Volunteer Registration

 or questions call 330.733.8723 x10 or email soapbox@soapboxderby.