All-American Soap Box Derby 2014

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

Date: 26 July 2014
Venue: Derby Downs
City: Akron
State: Ohio
Country: United States

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