FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


Want to be a part of the exciting events happening at Derby Downs? We are always looking for energetic, dedicated individuals who are willing to volunteer for our many events. There are several ways to get involved! View or download our full calendar of volunteer opportunities and let us know which events interest you.  

Make this a group volunteer effort by bringing along friends and family! 

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Race Week | July 14-20, 2024

Each July, Soap Box Derby Champions from around the globe earn a trip to Akron, Ohio to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. We host a week of fun-filled events for Champs and their families culminating in the annual running of the World Championship Soap Box Derby. 

Race Week Volunteer Registration Opens January 2024

Back Again! For each shift worked during Race Week as a car handler, be entered for a chance to win a Soap Box Derby car kit of your choice!

Position Descriptions 

Click Here to learn about our different volunteer positions.


If you have any questions contact 330-733-8723 x 20 or