Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Madison Ave Soapbox Derby is this Saturday Oct. 6


2018 Race Day Schedule

What you need to know…
10:30 Registration OPENS: Teams arrive, sign in, wait for car inspection & park
Enter Madison Ave thru Johnston Place beginning at 10:30. Look for the registration tent. An adult must check in for their child regardless of team grouping. Waivers must be signed before you proceed. DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMETS! NO HELMET, NO RIDE!
-Please note, at this time, we cannot make any changes to the team, team names or drivers. If you have not paid your registration fee you have been withdrawn from the race and we hope you can join us to watch the event.
11:00 Food area is open: Grab a bite to eat and prepare for racing!
Food options will remain open until 5:00 pm.
U Joint & Steinbeck’s tent
Grilled Cheese, Burgers (including Steinbeck’s Tower of Power), Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork,
Wraps, Jettie, Tots, Chips & Fruits
Matador tent
Pork Tacos & Grilled Street Corn
Bake Sale Tent – also selling race t-shirts
Beer Tent powered by Three Taverns
Steel City Pops: Great local popsicles
Face painting and crafts will be available for the kids (cash only).
11:30 am – Flag Presentation and National Anthem
12:00 pm – Judging begins (cars all at the top of the street)
12:45 pm – Race introduction
1:00 pm – Race – ages 6 & under
1:45 pm – Race – ages 7 to 11
2:45 pm – Race – ages 12 to 17
3:45 pm – Race – ages 18 and up
4:30 pm – Race over – Musician Blake Byrant (of Leonard Washington) takes the stage
5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony and Check Presentation
5:30 pm – Blake Bryant back on stage for a second set
6:00 pm – that’s a wrap!
– This is a rough schedule. We cannot predict how the race will flow with over 100 drivers!
Please keep in mind that this is a grassroots event and we will do the best we can to stay on schedule.

Fun, fun, fun… The vision of this event is picnic/parade style where families, friends and neighbors will be walking to the event with their chairs & blankets while snacking with their families and watching the Derby. For those of you who live on Madison Ave we hope you invite your friends, set up a tailgate style picnic and enjoy the day! All others are welcome to set up their picnic goods on the sidewalks up & down the street.
We will have a “donation station” with baked goods for (cash or check) donation, t-shirts and hats for sale ($20 for Youth & Adult). We encourage you to spread the word to bring cash & checks ONLY.

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