FORT RILEY — Soap Box Derby racing is coming to Fort Riley!
Fort Riley will hold its first ever Soap Box Derby on Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Funston. Nicknamed “Riley’s Rascal Derby Race,” the event is open to racers in three age divisions: 7-12 years old; 13-17 years old; and 18 and older.
Prizes will be awarded for top speed in each age category and for best designs, including funniest car, most creative, and the “Spirit of Fort Riley.”
Cars can only be powered by gravity and all racers must wear helmets. Racers can register for the derby online at riley.armymwr.com. The deadline to register is Aug. 1. Detailed rules are available on riley.armymwr.com and www.facebook.com/rileymwr. You can also call 785-239-4983 for more information. Participants and spectators should check www.facebook.com/rileymwr prior to the event for any updates.
Visitors to Fort Riley who don’t have a DOD ID card will need to stop by the Henry Gate visitor’s center to get a pass. DOD ID cardholders are considered a Trusted Traveler and may vouch for up to seven other people in their vehicle. Anyone 16 years old and older will need a photo ID. You can learn more about accessing Fort Riley by visiting https://home.army.mil/riley/ or
by calling 785-239-2982.