The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby. Saturday June 16th 2012 for the 71st running.
More than 60 underage drivers will race down Capitol Hill in the Washington Soap Box Derby. Racers between the ages of eight and 17 years of age will compete in three All American Soap Box Derby race divisions: Stock, Super Stock and Masters. Each year, the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Board of Directors has to present a formal request to Congress to obtain permission to conduct the race on the Capitol grounds, which includes that stretch of Constitution Avenue just in front of Union Station. The winners in each division will advance to the World Championship Soap Box Derby Race to be held in July in Akron, Ohio.http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/SoapBoxDerby.htm