10th annual Box Car Derby races to fight ALS on Sunday


“We Race Boxcars Downhill to Fight the Uphill Battle with ALS”

The 10th annual Box Car Derby races to support ALS research on Sunday presented by Phi Delta Theta – UM & Ann Arbor Active Against ALS. The fun and popular event is from 1 to 4 p.m.

The race course on Keech by the north entrance to the Michigan Stadium. Join the fun in front of the Big House to support, watch or compete in our bracket-style, boxcar racing tournament. Teams will be comprised of fraternities, sororities, UMich organizations, and kids throughout the Ann Arbor community.

In addition to fierce competition, delicious food and enjoying a great Spring day at the Big House, there will be an abundance of prizes for raise participants! All proceeds will go directly to help fund ALS research.

To sign up as a team or for any general questions, please reach out to atayeb@umich.edu or visit http://www.activeagainstals.org/events/boxcar-derby for more information.

• 9 and Under Classic Car division (ages 5-9)
• Open Classic Car division (ages 10+)
• Big Kid division, bigger boxcars (ages 16+ including adults)
Trophies to Top Finishers, Runner-up and Best-Decorated in each division.

• Classic Boxcars – BUILD, PRE-BUILT, or BORROW:
available for the 9 and Under and Open divisions while supplies last – Build your own from a kit ($40), paint and race a Pre-Built boxcar ($40), or borrow one at the event.

  • Big Kid Boxcars – BUILD, PRE-BUILT, RENT or BORROW:
    available for the Big Kid division (ages 16+ including adults) — bigger, faster cars with sweet rims to really cruise at the Big House! Build your own from a kit ($60), paint and race a Pre-Built boxcar ($60), Rent a boxcar ($30), or borrow one at the event.

The University Of Michigan Chapter Of Phi Delta Theta And Ann Arbor Active Against ALS Are Looking Forward To The Tenth Annual Boxcar Derby To Raise Money For ALS Research (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

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