Magnolia Soap Box Derby

Team building, problem solving, scientific thinking, and engineering solutions to immediate issues – those are the takeaways for Middle Georgia high schoolers who take part in the Magnolia Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge. As the presenting partner for this fun and educational friendly competition, Middle Georgia State University is proud to help offer the youth of our region an opportunity to participate in a hands-on STEM learning initiative.

We're in it to win it, too – this year, Middle Georgia State will be entering the Magnolia Soap Box Derby in the Professional division. Our racer, a Super Stock Soap Box car, is currently under construction by members of the school's Gay Straight Alliance with support from the Experiential Learning@MGA program. We're looking forward to seeing how well our Knights shape up against teams from across middle Georgia – and to having a great time at an exciting, family-friendly community event.

We look forward to seeing you at the Magnolia Soap Box Derby on April 8!

10 th annual Magnolia Soap Box Derby
Saturday, April 14 - Admission is free
10:00am to 4:00pm
Magnolia Street, next to Washington Park

Cheer on your favorite driver • Be a part of the pit crew • Get behind the wheel of your own car!

A STEM Educational Collaborative


Gravity Racing Challenge

High school students from Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Jones and Monroe counties square off to see which middle Georgia high school has the fastest race squad.

Prizes go to the fastest and most creative!

Professional Class

Who Can Enter - Drivers must be 18 or older.

Judging is based on speed and quality of vehicle assembly.

First-, second- and third-place prizes awarded.

Shade Tree

Who Can Enter - Drivers must be 18 or older.

The race features grassroots project cars constructed by friends, families and organizations.

First-, second- and third-place prizes awarded.

Admission is FREE!

Pack a picnic and spend the day at Washington Park.

  • Live Music
  • Local Vendors
  • Concessions
  • Activities for kids, including the Big Wheel Race

To learn more about registration or volunteer opportunities, contact:
Tyler Horne: 478.471.2850,