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Soapbox Derby

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Did you know...

...Mission's first derby in 1946 (a "wildcat" race) was a big success, and the following year, Mission's Soapbox Derby became a franchise of the American Soapbox Association. Becoming affiliated with the American Soapbox Association meant that the winner in Mission went to Akron, Ohio to race in the All-American Soapbox Derby Championship finals. In 1949, the increasing popularity of the derby caused it to remain on Main Street while the festivities of the Strawberry Festival were moved to the Fairgrounds (at 7th and Grand, now the site of the Leisure Centre).

source: Mission Museum

Soapbox Resources

Soapbox Registration Form

Soapbox Volunteer Registration Form

Rules, Regulations and How to Build a Soapbox Car

Road Closure Map (Updated for 2023)

Road Closure on Race Day

Closed at Hatzic Cemetery down Draper Street to Douglas Ave.
Closed at Draper Street and McEwen Ave.
Closed at Draper Street and Weaver Crescent.

Emergency Route access is Henry Ave.