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Girls Racing to STEM Workshop

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:30am - 12:30pm70828275 10157528517264921 6390698323249987584 N

Derby Downs, Akron OH

The Girls Racing to STEM Workshop will feature girls in grades 5-8 who will partake in Soap Box Derby STEM based activities at the historic Derby Downs Track!

Through out the morning all the girls who have registered will have the chance to explore and discover through the activities listed below:

  • Visit the Soap Box Derby Museum and view Champions' cars dating from 1934 - present
  • Attend STEM presentations by guest
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  • Navigate Derby Downs in search of historic sites and markers 

  • Test drive a Soap Box Derby car down the track 

  • Build and race Mini Soap Box Derby cars 

Girls who are in grades 5 - 8 are encouraged to register today to reserve their spot. Registration is limited to the first 80 participants. 

Girls Racing to STEM Workshop Registration 

Registration Fee: FREE

Registration Closes:  Monday, October 3, 2022

*Registration is limited to the first 80 participants to register! 



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Our weather policy: Soap Box Derby events will take place in the rain if there is no lightning or standing water on the track. In the event of a cancellation, we will share that information on this page, on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


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