FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Join us for a Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Musson Foundation and Sam's Club 

Date To Be Determined • Derby Downs

Adult Race Cars 2 Small


ADMISSION IS FREE FOR VETERANS and $15 for all other participants.


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 and on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


An event where each Veteran will have the thrilling experience of Soap Box Derby racing in an adult Soap Box Derby car riding down the world famous Derby Downs track. Each participant will receive:

  • One ride down the Derby Downs track for registered participants
  • Free food voucher for registered participants

Other activities include:

  • Corn hole and other outdoor games
  • Visit the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum 
  • Booths and activities provided by local Akron organizations


This event is open to the first 250 who register. Veterans are FREE but all other participants are $15 each

Children must be at least 7 years old, 46" tall and able to operate a car on their own to participate.  

For questions, contact Evan Gannon at or call 330.733.8723 x10.