2019 Local Championship Race

  • 701 Main Street | Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Dates: June 1, 2019
  • Location: Norwalk Christian Church
  • Phone: (712) 790-4371
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Overview

    Inspections are on Friday 5/31/19 location TBD)

    • Saturday, June 1st
    • The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby is excited to kick off the beginning of Summer vacation with the biggest race of the year by hosting its Annual Local Championship Race on June 1, 2019 from 8am to 4pm in front of the Norwalk Christian Church (701 Main Street, Norwalk, Iowa). This race brings soap box racing back to its roots with a street race in the heart of Norwalk. Children, ages 7-21, will be racing down Main Street against each other in three racing divisions. The winner of each racing division will represent Central Iowa in the 2019 All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship Races in Akron, Ohio this Summer.

      The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby invites you to dust off your lawn chairs and line the sidewalks of Main Street, along our temporary racetrack, to cheer on and support our young racers. If your child would like to participate in the race, please email by May 20 to reserve a place. A limited number of cars are available to borrow. The Norwalk Christian Youth Group will be hosting a concession stand and the Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby will have a raffle with various items. For additional information, please visit the Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby website at or contact the association at You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram by searching dmsoapbox.