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Soapbox Derby Race (Only)

Deadline: Apr 14, 2024 11:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Apr 20, 2024 10:30 am - Apr 20, 2024 3:30 pm (EDT)

About the event

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, prepare for the highly anticipated return of the fifth annual Kinetic Derby Day at Meeting Street and State Street. This year, we're introducing an exciting twist with the Cartoon Theme event. So, gear up in your favorite cartoon character outfits and register for the soapbox race, kinetic sculpture parade, or obstacle course! Kinetic Derby Day is dedicated to stimulating creative thinking, igniting competition, and ensuring family fun as teams unite to craft unique vehicles and awe-inspiring art installations. The day commences with the kinetic sculpture parade at 10:30 AM, followed by soapbox cars racing down the imposing Meeting Street hill, competing in adult and children divisions. After the traditional side-by-side soapbox race concludes at 1:00 PM, an exhilarating obstacle course takes over Meeting Street, delivering an intense soapbox racing experience. Prizes are up for grabs in various categories, including the best sculpture, the fastest car, and the most impressive soapbox car design. At the base of the hill, you'll discover talented chalk artists creating masterpieces for your enjoyment, alongside fun electric cars to experience. West Columbia's Interactive Art Park will also host the Meeting Street Artisan Market. Don't miss out on the colossal Giant Slide at the corner of Meeting Street and State Street, where you can also indulge in a food truck rally to satisfy your cravings. On State Street, we're excited to announce the second year of iMAGINE's partnership, offering a STEAM festival packed with captivating demonstrations and even more hands-on experiences. We are collaborating with the Boys and Girls Club and the Kids' Zone to engage our youngest attendees and provide a smaller soapbox racing experience. In addition to all the fantastic things we have going on, we'll have a train ride for you and your kids, transporting you from Meeting Street to State Street. The mission of Kinetic Derby Day is to inspire creative problem-solving, nurture community pride, and showcase our thriving community, open to economic growth and investment. We're here to spark imaginative thinking and cultivate problem-solving skills, turning ideas into reality.
City of West Columbia
City of West Columbia
City of West Columbia
City of West Columbia

About the application

Get ready for the most thrilling ride down a giant hill larger than you've ever seen! Kinetic Derby Day is an annual soapbox race that pits teams in a side-by-side racing style reminiscent of the "Little Rascals." This year's theme is cartoons, so we encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters. Imagine outrageous vehicles like rocket ships, giant rubber ducks, and more competing in a hilarious race down the hill. The crowd goes wild, and you'll be caught up in the spectacle, cheering for your favorite characters on wheels. It's an unforgettable day of laughs and adventure, with delicious food and artisan vendors to enjoy!

Terms & Conditions

In consideration of being permitted to participate in or assisting others in participating in the West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day, and related events and activities, on behalf of myself, or a minor child:
To the best of my knowledge, I am in GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION and have no disease or injury that would be aggravated by participating in activities related to the event;
The City of West Columbia, Faithful Marketing & Events, and/or the sponsors make no warranty or guarantee as to the safety and/or condition of the race vehicle(s), or race course; 
Participating or assisting others in participating in the event may involve RISK OF INJURY TO ME, INCLUDING DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ME OR MY PROPERTY, or other consequences, which might result not only from my own actions, inactions or negligence but also the actions, inactions, or negligence of others, the rules of play or the conditions of the premises or of any equipment used;
There may be OTHER RISKS not known or not reasonably foreseeable; and Understanding All of the Above.
any affiliated subsidiary, successor, organization, or related companies or businesses, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, or advertisers, the respective administrators, officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees or volunteers of such entities or organizations;
owners, lessors and lessees or premises used to conduct the event FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, OR ANY OTHER CONSEQUENCE in connection with entry in or arising out of participating in, performance in or lack of performance in, including travel en route to and from the event.
Be photographed or filmed by the City of West Columbia, Faithful Marketing & Events, and/or the press (television, magazines, newspapers). I understand that such photographs or films may be used and reproduced by the City of West Columbia, Faithful Marketing & Events, and/or the media by all means and in all media in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity and highlighting the City and the event.


Soapbox Derby Adult Need For Speed $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Adult Art Car $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Kids (13-17) Need for Speed $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Kids (13-17) Art Car $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Kids (8-12) Need for Speed $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Kids (8-12) Art Car $25 Non-refundable
Soapbox Derby Nonprofit Need for Speed $0
Soapbox Derby Nonprofit Art Car $0

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Address

Additional information

  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • Contact mailing address
  • What is your team name?
  • What is your soapbox car name?
  • What is your Team Bio?
  • Who is on your team? List up to 5 people.
  • How did you hear about us?
Soapbox Derby Race (Only)
Soapbox Derby Race (Only)
Kinetic Derby Day 2024
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