FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


Welcome to Johnson City Kiwanis Soap Box Derby

 The Johnson City Kiwanis Club is proud to bring soap box derby gravity racing to the Tri-Cities.  We hope to create exciting opportunities for children to experience the fun of racing in a family friendly environment.  Contact us to find out how you can be a part of Johnson City's first soap box derby race!

All proceeds from the events will be used to provide much needed assistance and support to the children in our region.  The Johnson City Kiwanis Club Foundation has obtained 501(c)3 status.

 Upcoming Local Race Events


Free Fun Run held October 22, 2016


Visit our JC Kiwanis Facebook Page


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State Farm - Harold Dishner

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A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

Local Partners

Johnson City Kiwanis
Johnson City Bedding Company
Dermatology Associates
Harold Dishner - State Farm

National Partners

First Energy
City of Akron
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
UA College of Engineering
Pilot Flying J
GPD Group
Summit County
Huntington Bank
Taylor Made Jewelry
AKA Media
Akron Summit CVB
Spaghetti Warehouse
United Way of Summit County
Montrose Auto Group
Western Reserve Hospital
Brennan Manna Diamond
J.W. Didado
Western Reserve Senior
Greater Akron Chamber
Legacy Motors of Akron
The Okonite Company
Sams Club
SC Fastenings
State and Federal Communications
Thompson Electric