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Soap Box Derby races to 27th annual event

One of the can’t miss summer events in Okotoks embraces the spirit of craftsmanship, creativity and the need for speed.

The 27th annual Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Okotoks Rotary Club, hits the pavement on Saturday, June 3.

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.

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