Start a Program

Become a licensed partner to start a sanctioned Soap Box Derby program in your area.

Why Start a Program?

The International Soap Box Derby® is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing with more than 100 race cities in the United States and around the world. Not only do organizers in each city host sanctioned Soap Box Derby events that qualify racers for our annual World Championship race – these youth gravity racing programs help bring together generations of racers, families and supporters for a one-of-a-kind community experience that’s been going strong since 1934!

Soap Box Derby race city programs are an opportunity to provide:

  • A unique opportunity to change lives of children in YOUR community
  • A hands-on STEM education based program for children in YOUR community
  • A fundraising opportunity to a non-profit organization in YOUR community

Apply to Become a
Licensed Partner

To become a licensed partner and start a sanctioned Soap Box Derby program in your area, please fill out the New Race City Application below. One of our staff members will review your application and reach out to you with next steps.

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New Race City Application

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