August 18, 2024 - Franklyn St., Nanaimo

Registration is Open!

The Nanaimo Soapbox Derby is an annual one-day event dedicated to Family fun and fundraising. All profits from entrance fees and sponsorships go to the Child Development Centre Nanaimo. Kids and “big kids” (Adults & businesses) are welcome to race. We’re always looking for local businesses who are interested in giving back to the community while benefitting from a great way to get their business noticed by the thousands of people that come out to see the racing.

NEW to 2024: Wallace Street Fun Fair: Kids activities, dunk tank, local merchants await! 

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Volunteers Needed

Every great event relies heavily on the community and volunteers to help make things tick. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist ranging from race marshals to registration to race timers. If you are interested and can give 2-4 hours of your time please provide us with the following info: