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Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby is Oct. 1

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Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby is Oct. 1

Photo: Jonathan Phillips Rowan Wall (right) starts to flip as his father Chad rushes to his aid during the 4th annual Madison Ave. Soap Box Derby in Decatur on September 27, 2014.
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Photo: Jonathan Phillips Rowan Wall (right) starts to flip as his father Chad rushes to his aid during the 4th annual Madison Ave. Soap Box Derby in Decatur on September 27, 2014.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Rowan Wall (right) starts to flip as his father Chad rushes to his aid during the 4th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Decatur on September 27, 2014.

The Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will return on Oct. 1 and registration has officially been closed with over 90 drivers participating.

Now for the fun part.

The races begin at 1 p.m. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. All riders must bring there helmets. No helmet, no ride, the organizers say. The derby takes place along Madison Avenue in Oakhurst.

The Oakhurst derby raises money for nonprofit organizations. This year, the derby will raise funds for the nonprofit group Reading is Essential for All People (REAP). The derby was founded by the Madison Avenue Community Fund and gives racers an opportunity to race soapbox cars.

The event will offer opportunities to purchase food from local restaurants and face painting for the kids.

To see photos from the 2014 event, click here.

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