The inaugural Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, July 21, 2013, will kick off a weeklong festival of activities as Akron welcomes more than 400 Soap Box Derby champions and their families from around the world who are coming to town to compete in the 76th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The 5K course starts and ends on the famous Derby Downs track. Following the foot race, all 5K participants also will have the opportunity to pilot a racecar down the track. The Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk is an Ohio Challenge Series event. The race is run primarily on the grounds of and adjacent to Derby Downs. There will be awards for the top five overall male and female 5K runners and 5K walkers. Age category awards for the top three runners in the following age groups: 11 and under; 12-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69, 70 and over. All participants who pre-register by Thursday, July 18, receive men’s or women’s technical t-shirts. All participants will receive a goody bag and two tickets to the 76th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Following the Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, July 21, the Derby Downs track will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for fun runs down the hill in adult-sized racecars provided by the Soap Box Derby organization. The top three overall male and female 5K finishers will receive a complimentary run. All participating runners and walkers in the Derby Downs 5K will receive a $5.00 discount off the public $20.00 fee for the experience of driving a racecar down the Derby Downs track. PARKING: In lots west of the Derby Downs grandstands. Enter from Derby Downs Drive--accessible off George Washington Blvd. REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP: Race day only at Pavilion at Derby Downs track starting line. Map link: http://www.aasbd.org/media/30605/derby%20downs%205k%20community%20event%20application_page_6.jpg Proceeds from the Derby Downs 5K Run/Walk benefit the activities of International Soap Box Derby, Inc., an Akron-based 501- C (3) educational charity organization.
Additional Date Information9 a.m.
Fees$25 pre for 5k/$30 day of race