Arlington Soap Box Derby

The Arlington Soap Box Derby is a community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition 

Arlington Local Soap Box derby Race is Back!!!

We Race @ CambridgeSide Mall!

Winter Racing is Back! 

Rally #1 -  January 27-28, 2024

Rally #2 - March 2-3, 2024

Rally #3 - April 27-28, 2024

We hold indoor soap box derby races in the underground garage of the Mall. We can race all winter in New England on a indoor hill (no large ramps used). 

Come back soon to find out the dates of our Cambridgeside Winter Racing Series!

To stay up to date on future racing events, email and ask to join our email list!

Email Us @ to learn more about Racing or Rent a Car!

2024 Local Race

Saturday June 8, 2024

EasterN Avenue - Robbins Farm Park

The Annual Arlington Local Soap Box Derby Race will be on Saturday June 8, 2024 on Eastern Avenue next to Robbins Farm Park. Racing begins at 9am.

We encourage kids ages 7-19 interested in trying Soap Box Derby to email to learn how to build and drive a car.

You too can Build anD Race a Soap Box Derby Car!

Email us @ to learn more about renting a car to build and race. 

UpComing Events

What is Soap Box Derby?

In our 15th year, the ASBD is a youth racing event that is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 through 21 that reside in Eastern Massachusetts. 

This is a unique program in that it encourages close parent-child activities while building and racing a car. The construction of the gravity race car reinforces the importance of setting and completing goals while developing traits such as self-confidence, perseverance and craftsmanship. Parents can learn new abilities while teaching children proper use of tools. The youth is encouraged to do as much of the work as their level permit.