The Boxcar Derby, hosted by the Morton Kiwanis Club, is a coasting race down Plum Street for small, motorless cars. Kids from kindergarten through 8th grade can participate, so build your car and join us! Racers are divided into different classes according to age, and double elimination brackets will ensure all contestants race twice.
Prizes will be awarded for first-third place and a special award will be given for best homemade vehicle.
All participants must wear a helmet.
Chairman: Mike Thomas
Organizers: Morton Kiwanis
Date: Sunday, September 11
Registration: 1:00 pm
Race: 1:30 pm
Location: Corner of Plum & Washington Streets
Entry Fee: $5
Cars will be available for any child who does not have their own.
The participants will be divided into different classes according to age.
Children from kindergarten through 8th grade can enter the Boxcar Derby. All children must bring their own helmet.
***No one will be allowed to race without a helmet.***
Click Here for basic design and specifications for any participants who would like to build their own cars. Soapbox derby cars are made with commonly available materials and tools.
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