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

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

Email us @ to learn more about renting a car to build and race in June! We are distributing cars during April and May (with social distancing).

We Race @ CambridgeSide Mall!

We hold outdoor soap box derby rally races on the roof of the Upper Garage of the Mall. Racing with a View!

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).

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have not scheduled any rally races this Winter season. 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!

UpComing Events

What is Soap Box Derby?

In our 12th 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.