The 77th All-American Soapbox Derby is starting July 26th, an event which has been around since 1935 and attracts participants from across the globe.
More than 400 racers between the ages of 7 and 18 from across the United States, Canada, and around the world hurtle down the 989-feet of track at Derby Downs, with some reaching speeds of up to 35 mph.
The event is held annually in Akron, Ohio and is a huge part of the town’s atmosphere and tradition.
Festivities kick off on Sunday July 20 with the Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk. Monday sees the Parade of Champions and opening ceremonies, with the rest of the week featuring activities for racers, families and spectators.
For more information on this exciting family-fun event visit smnr.akamediainc.com/aasbd-2014/
Date: 26 July 2014
Venue: Derby Downs
Country: United States