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Soap Box Derby celebrates 26 years

Don’t blink or you’ll miss one of the highlights of summer in the foothills as little racers zoom by.

The 26th annual Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Okotoks Rotary Club, hits the pavement on Saturday June 6.

The derby features more than 100 children, aged nine to 14, who race cars that they built, painted and obtained sponsorship for. The hill on Crystal Ridge Drive, near the Okotoks Business Park, provides an ideal race course.

The day involves several preliminary heats, culminating with an exciting final.

Prizes are awarded to the fastest car, best paint job, fastest school entry, best costume as well as prizes for the winners in each of the heats.

Caption: Okotoks youths are ready to race in the 26th annual Okotoks Soapbox Derby on June 6.

 

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