July 20th is the date – and Akron is the place! President and CEO of FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, Mark Gerberich, was here to “run down” the details on all aspects of the 82nd First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships race.

Below are questions Alexa and Hollie had for Mark:
How many participants and how do they qualify to come to Akron for the world championships?
Ages of the participants? Does it require a lot of construction skill?
What are some of the highlights of activities for the racers and their families during the week?
History of the Derby program? How did it start? Has it always been in Akron? What is the program's mission?
What happens on race day? Ticket information? What are the prizes for the winners?
The importance of the family involvement in the Soap Box Derby?

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For more information:
82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
Saturday, July 20 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Derby Downs
1000 George Washington Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44312
aasbd.soapboxderby.org
(330) 733-8723