Conshohocken Soap Box Derby Ready to Run on July 4th

The Conshohocken Soap Box Derby will be held on Fayette Street between 5th and 8th Streets on Saturday, July 4th starting at 8:00 a.m. Sanctioned by the national All-American Soap Box Derby, the race is for boys and girls ages eight to 18 who construct and race their own Soap Box Derby cars, with the winners being awarded trophies and cash prizes.

Begun in 1934 in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Akron the following year due to its hillier terrain, the Soap Box Derby has been run every year since, with the exception of the World War II years. Youngsters from throughout the United States and from several foreign countries come to Akron with the race cars they have built and driven to victory in their home communities.