Come Out And Support the 21st Annual Rappahannock Soapbox Derby

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Do you, your friends, and your family wants something unique, outdoors oriented, and community oriented to do?  Do you remember in the movie The Little Rascals when they built soapbox cars and raced?  Now, you and your family have a chance to watch the same thing; but this time, it’s live.  That’s right, the 21st Annual Rappahannock Soapbox Derby is right around the corner.  Unfortunately, it is too late to register, but this event is always fun to watch.  Come down and support local kids and their families as they show off their hard work at this year’s annual Soapbox Derby. The Rappahannock Region’s Race Day is June 17th, 2017.

The Rappahannock Region:

This region covers Stafford County, City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, King George County, and Caroline County (all located in Virginia).  Anyone living in these areas is eligible for this race.  Come show your support for the children of these surrounding cities and counties!

The Race in Fredericksburg:

The Soap Box Derby in Fredericksburg is a family event that benefits the whole community. The race continues to be run on William Street in downtown Fredericksburg each year in June.  This year it is Saturday, June 17th.  This race has become one of, if not the largest Soapbox Derby Races in the country.  The Soapbox Derby is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Build Your Own Car or Participate in Future Races:

As mentioned above, this is a yearly event. So if you are interested in attending, check out this link to purchase your own race kit.  This is a great way to spend time with your family, bond, and create together!

Getting Involved:

The success of this event is heavily dependent upon the commitment of our strong community partners and sponsorships.  There are various sponsorship levels available to help your business or organization. If you would like to get involved with any level of sponsorship please contact Sonja Wise using the following link.


While you are out on this wonderful Saturday afternoon, don’t forget to stop by Volvo Cars of Fredericksburg to check out our inventory. We have an extensive selection of high-quality vehicles to choose from. Find the vehicle you need, today!

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