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Point S Tire & Auto is excited to announce the Fourth Annual Septemberfest Soapbox Derby on Friday & Saturday, September 13th-14th!
 

September 13:
4pm - 8pm: Family Friendly Activities on the Pedestrian Mall

 

Help us kick off the Septemberfest weekend! Starting at 4:00 pm there will be a soapbox derby car show on the pedestrian mall in front of Ten Mile Creek Brewery. While you are checking out the derby cars, enjoy live music, food trucks, and more! There will also be a toy soapbox car race track set up for kids to test out their racing skills!   

September 14:

1:00 - 4:00 pm(ish) - Soapbox Car Races on 6th Street

4:30 pm(ish) - Awards Presentation  & Live Music in Front of Ten Mile Creek Brewery

Traveling to Helena for the derby? Click Here to check out hotels in the Helena area! 

Make September 14th a Downtown Helena day! While you are downtown for the derby, head up to Pioneer Park to check out the Family Music & Fun Fest brought to you by the Kiwanis Club! For more information head over to their event website

Check out the highlights from the 2023 Septemberfest Soapbox Derby!  

*video courtesy of Cosmiccine 

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RACE & VEHICLE
REQUIREMENTS

These instructions are only to help you get started. All cars must fit the requirements listed below. 

RACE REQUIREMENTS
•   Race registration is FREE but donations are encouraged. Donations will go toward local nonprofits.
•   Racers must be pre-registered to participate.
​•   Registration deadline is September 6
, 2024.
•   Race participants can be under the age of 18 but must have a valid driver's license and their parent/guardian must be present at all times during the races .
•   Races will begin on Cruse Avenue (next to the Chamber Building), take a hard left down 6th Ave (with an optional jump down-course), and sail down 6th Avenue to the Walking Mall. 
•   Costumes are encouraged.
•   All team members must wear long pants, long shirt, shoes, gloves, helmet, and goggles.
•   Each team can consist of up to 3 people: 1 Racer and 2 Pushers.
•   Each team will be allotted a 10x10 space to work on their Soapbox in the staging area.
•   For the safety of the spectators, participants, and volunteers, anyone who appears to be intoxicated will not be allowed to race their car. The team will be given the chance to replace their team member. If they are unable to locate a new driver, the team will be disqualified from the races. 


VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
•   Vehicles must be non-motorized.

•   Vehicles must have at least 4 wheels. 
•   Vehicle Pushing must happen from the back of the vehicle and only for a short portion of the race (approximately 80 feet at the beginning of the course).
•   Vehicles can be no more than 5
 feet wide, 8 feet tall, and 9 feet long.
•   Vehicles can weigh no more than 300 pounds, excluding the driver.
•   Vehicles must have fully functioning brakes and steering.
•   Braking with hands or feet is prohibited.
•   Unmodified prefab vehicles are prohibited. (Basically, you can't send an unmodified Barbie car down the course.)
•   No power or tools will be provided, only stoke.
•   No welders, blowtorches, fire pits, or open flames of any kind are allowed at the event. Anyone team who is caught using prohibited items in the pit area will be automatically disqualified. 

These instructions are only to help you get started. All cars must fit within the vehicle requirements listed above.

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SPONSORS

Point S Tire & Auto wants to say a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors for helping bring this rad event to Helena.

PLEASE SEND CHECKS TO:

Point S Tire & Auto
1250 Prospect Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Attn: Vanessa Larson


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:

Downtown Sponsor: $100
• Small logo included on main landing page of the event website
• Small logo to be included on a hay bale lining the course

• Social media shoutouts leading up to and during the event weekend

• Live shoutouts during the event
 

Derby Sponsor: $250

• Medium logo included on main landing page of the event website
• Medium logo to be included on a hay bale lining the course
• Small logo included on finish line display

• Social media shoutouts leading up to and during the event weekend

• Live shoutouts during the event 

Race Day Sponsor: $500

• Opportunity to record a radio ad promoting the event and your company (if registered by June 1)

• Large logo included on main landing page of the event website
• Large logo to be included on a hay bale lining the course
• Medium logo included on finish line display

• Medium logo included on event banner displayed at Ten Mile Brewery and Mt. Ascension Brewery

• Social media shoutouts leading up to and during the event weekend

• Live shoutouts during the event 

Finish Line Sponsor: $1,000

• Opportunity to record a radio ad promoting the event and your company (if registered by June 1) 

• Extra-large logo included on main landing page of the event website
• Extra-large logo to be included on hay bale lining the course
• Large logo included on finish line display

• Large logo included on event banner displayed at Ten Mile Brewery and Mt. Ascension Brewery

• Social media shoutouts leading up to and during the event weekend

• Shoutouts during the event
• Ability to provide 1 judge to finish line area. First come, first serve.

Have a sponsorship idea? Let's chat! All sponsorship levels are customizable and we would love to hear your ideas! 

Can’t sponsor now? We can always use prizes for the winners, so any in-kind donation is appreciated.

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WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION, AND RELEASE AGREEMENT

 

JMH, Inc., d/b/a Point S Capital City Tire and Auto and Point S J&J Tire and Auto (“JMH”) will be hosting a soapbox derby in the City of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana on ​​​​​September 13-14 2024 (hereafter, the “Activity”). I acknowledge and understand that the Activity is inherently dangerous and can result in injury or death of the participant or third parties and/or damage or destruction of property.

In consideration of my or my dependent’s/ward’s participation in the Activity, I, together with my heirs, personal representatives, administrators, and assigns, hereby release, waive, and forever discharge and promise not to sue JMH and its owners, officers, directors, employees, insurers, volunteers, and agents of any status whatsoever (collectively, “Releasees”) from all liability to me, my heirs, personal representatives, administrators, and assigns for all loss or damage, and any claim or damage therefore, on account of injury to my person, dependent, and/or ward, or property or resulting in death, whether caused by the negligence of Releasees or otherwise arising out of my or my dependent/ward’s participation in or observation of the Activity.

I further agree to indemnify and to hold forever harmless the Releasees from all claims, loss, liability, damage, or cost Releasees may incur due to my or my dependent/ward’s presence, observation, or participation in the Activity. I hereby assume all responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage due to any act or omission of Releasees arising out of my or my dependent/ward’s presence, observation, or participation in the Activity. On behalf of myself and my dependent/ward, I acknowledge that I and/or my dependent/ward freely and voluntarily participates and/or observes the Activity despite the known and unanticipated risks.

I expressly agree that this waiver, indemnification, and release agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Montana and that, if any part is held to be invalid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect. 

I further agree to allow Releasees to use any photographs, film, and/or other recordings of my or my dependent/ward’s participation or observation of the Activity for advertising or social media purposes, and I hereby disclaim any right or interest I or my dependent/ward may have in the same.

By signing this agreement, I waive my and my dependent/ward’s legal right to a jury trial to hold Releasees legally responsible for any injuries or damages resulting from risks inherent in the Activity or for any injuries or damages suffered due to Releasees’ordinary negligence that are the result of Releasees’ failure to exercise reasonable care.

​Your signature below indicates that you have read this entire agreement, understand its contents, and agree to be bound by its terms.

REGISTRATION 

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