Welcome to the
Cincinnati Soap Box Derby

The Cincinnati Soap Box Derby is a FREE youth racing program open to any child at least 7 years of age and 17 yrs. old. Children compete by driving their racers in one of two levels of gravity powered racing cars built from kits purchased from the All-American Soap Box Derby. Don’t have a Derby car, no need to worry, we have plenty to borrow.
Cincinnati Soap Box Derby Ault Park


The Cincinnati Soap Box Derby is a nonprofit youth organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

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OfficeKey named as 2024 Race Season sponsor

OfficeKey has pledged to remain the Race Season sponsor for the 2024 Cincinnati Soap Box Derby season. Their continued support of our local derby organization helps keep Tri-State kids engaged and thriving in a longtime youth sport. This donation will help create family engagement across generations.

OfficeKey’s sponsorship helps the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby maintain derby cars and cover race day expenses for the upcoming race season. The company provides the space, tools, and services to help businesses establish Cincinnati offices since 1984.

Perfection Group Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation named as 2024 Presenting Sponsor

Cincinnati Soap Box Derby welcomes back the Perfection Group Foundation Fund. They have pledged to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Cincinnati Soap Box Derby season. Their sponsorship will provide funds to offset race fees for Tri-State youth so they can participate in free events as well as helping keep our inventory of cars in working order for the race season. The Perfection Foundation Fund is part of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

2024 Race day and car sponsorships available

Promote your business this race season and provide area youth a fee-free sporting activity at the same time. Click here to see sponsorship opportunities. Please feel free to reach out and contact us if you have any questions regarding our organization.

Want to volunteer?

We have several volunteer positions available, register here.

Race Schedule

Anyone between the ages of 7 and 20 years of age is eligible to compete.

Apr 27, 2024
Cincinnati Fun Run
Fun Run
May 5, 2024
Golf Manor Grand Prix
Fun Run
Jun 16, 2024
Cincinnati Local Qualifier Race
Local Race

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Take part in the tradition of the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby – Get started with the program today to discover the excitement of gravity racing!