Consecon Soap Box Derby
The Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee would like to inform you that on Saturday, August 4th we are holding our 8th Annual Soap Box Derby, the feature afternoon event of “Consecon Community Day.”
Open to both girls and boys age 7 years through 15 years, the Soap Box Derby rolls out on the Mill Street hill, (County Rd 29) in Consecon at 12 noon. Free registration will begin at 11:00 am sharp at the top of the Mill Street hill.
Derby cars built by the participants are encouraged. Haven’t started building yours yet? It’s not too late, we have free design plans available for anyone wishing to build their own, but if a child doesn’t have their own car, no problem, we have a fleet of cars available for use by any child at least 7 years of age who wants to take part in the fun. Helmets are mandatory for all competitors and all Soap Box cars entered in the event, must have a working braking mechanism installed, otherwise the cars will be considered ineligible to compete in the event. For safety reasons we strongly suggest that home built cars have a maximum 1″ turn radius in each direction to prevent drivers from over compensating their position.
Competitors are divided into 2 categories, Local Class [7” or smaller diameter wheels, Junior (7-10 yrs) and Senior (11yrs +)] and Open Class (wheels larger than 7” in diameter, open to all ages) Competitors will make two runs down the hill for the best time. Fastest overall time in each category will determine the age group winner. Awards will be presented in each category. All safety precautions will be in place and St. John Ambulance will be in attendance during the event.