About Us

The next Cape Fear Soap Box Derby Race - May 19, 2024. The Cape Fear Soap Box Derby, supported by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Fear, aims to foster positive sportsmanship among children, parents, and Kiwanis members in Fayetteville, North Carolina, while raising funds to support local youth through the Kiwanis Club of Cape Fear Foundation. We revived a tradition absent for nearly 50 years, the Soap Box Derby in Fayetteville has a rich history dating back to 1933. Notably, in 1971, it became a landmark event for gender equality in sports when Sandra Sosa and two friends became the first females to compete, following a legal battle for their right to race. Starting in May 2024, the Derby will be an annual event where champions from Stock, Super Stock, and Masters divisions can advance to compete in the prestigious All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Get involved in this historic and exciting racing tradition by signing up for the next race at https://capefearsoapboxderby.com.

Frequently Asked

How can I get started racing?

Visit our Getting Started page for more information on how to get started as a Soap Box Derby racer.

Do I have to buy and build a car?

For first-time drivers, we have club cars that you can re-build to fit your driver and use it to start racing. If you enjoy it, we can help you find sponsors to get your own car.

How can I donate my time or money to help this local program?

Please contact us – we can always use both to grow our program!

I have questions. How do I reach out?

Send us an email – and an enthusiastic volunteer will email you or call you back and go over all your questions.

Become a

Take part in the tradition of the Cape Fear Soap Box Derby – Get started with the program today to discover the excitement of gravity racing!