June 18, 2020

@7pm

Gaston Soapbox Derby 2020

Let's find out more
 

What is a “soapbox” cart?
The soapbox races can be a great fundraiser for non-profit group, Sunday schools, classrooms etc. All ages can have a blast at the soapbox derby. With not only this being a wonderful fundraiser, it is also a great way for our children to get outside and experience something new.  
What is a “soapbox” cart?


A gravity racer or soapbox is a motor less vehicle which is raced on a downhill road either against the clock or against another competitor. Although most are built for the purpose of recreation, some gravity racing teams take the sport more seriously and compete to win.

How do you build one? 


There are hundreds of soapbox cart ideas, videos and suggestions online. Most are easy and inexpensive.  

The soapbox races can be a great fundraiser for non-profit group, Sunday schools, classrooms etc. All ages can have a blast at the soapbox derby. With not only this being a wonderful fundraiser, it is also a great way for our children to get outside and experience something new.  

Want to find out how to make this a fundraiser for your non-profit? 
We would be glad to help with fundraising efforts. Call us at 704-244-4854

Does it cost to enter? 
Yes,  cart entry is 15.00 per cart/driver. Registration fees cover the cost of prizes, trophies, ribbons, ramp expenses, etc. 

 

Gaston Soapbox Derby is about teaching kids basic skills of workmanship and craftsmanship, the satisfaction of perseverance, the thrill of competition, the pride of tradition and most importantly, the spirit of sportsmanship in a fun family environment.

The Soap Box Derby . . . 

* is a community event to bring family, business and the community together for a day of fun,
exciting competition.

* a family project for 6 years of age and up.

* an opportunity to build and race your own race car. This is NOT required. We will have carts available for racing on the day of the event. You will still be required to pay your $15 entry fee.

* a unique program that encourages close adult-youth activities while building and racing a car.

* reinforces the importance of setting and completing goals while developing traits such as self-confidence, perseverance, craftsmanship, leadership and sportsmanship, while building a gravity race car.

Have FUN building your Soap Box Car and have FUN spending quality time with your friends and family :)

Waiver/Responsibility Information

Please read the information below carefully. 
By completing the form below and submitting your information, you are agreeing to the Rules and Conditions outlined here for participation in the Gaston Soapbox Derby. You must have your parent or legal guardian's consent to participate, and a parent/legal guardian must attend with you and sign in for you on race day
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By submitting this form I hereby agree to participate in the 1st Annual Gaston Soap Box Derby and I confirm that I have read, understand and agree to the Rules.

Furthermore, I understand that there are certain risks of injury inherent in the practice and play of this sport, as well as in other related activities incidental to my participation, and I am willing to assume these risks. I hereby certify that I am fully capable of participating in the designated sport and that I am healthy and have no physical or mental disabilities or infirmities that would restrict full participation in this activity-except that is specified in the form.

In addition to giving full consent for my participation, I do hereby waive, release and hold harmless the organizations named below, its sponsors, volunteers, supervisors and representatives for any injury that may be suffered by me in the normal course of participation in the designated sport and the activities there to, whether the result of negligence or any other cause.


I authorize the use of the participant's name and any photos taken of the participant, parent/legal guardian, family or the cart during the 2nd Annual Gaston Soap Box Derby solely for the purposes of promotion of this or future events.

Printable version of the rules click here. Please read this before registering.

 

 

Lets Get You Signed Up