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The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
World Championships

Hotel Benefits and Hotel Partners


You must fill out the partner hotel verification form by Tuesday, July 1 by 5 p.m. to be eligible for the benefits listed below.

Hotel Benefits

By staying at a partner hotel during the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby you will receive the following benefit package. To receive the benefit package you MUST register according to each hotels booking process and provide your hotel information on our partner hotel verification form. You will NOT receive the benefit package if you go through a third-party reservation company (Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline.com, etc.). Also, you will NOT receive the benefit package if you book through a special rate (Military, Hotel Points, On-Line, etc.).

Starting Gate 3 Resize

*NEW* 10% Discount on all purchases during Race Week
All purchases must be made at the office tent during race week. ID is required at the time of purchase. The one holding the hotel reservation is the only one who will be able to purchase parts at this discounted price.

Get Your Champ's Name On The Starting Line Structure At Derby Downs!

Your champs name will be placed on the starting line structure at the world famous Derby Downs!

Adult Build and Battle
Three parents will be selected during Monday’s opening ceremonies at Lock 3 to participate in the second annual “Parent Build and Battle” competition.

*NEW* FREE Raffle Tickets
You will receive a FREE raffle ticket to win a different Soap Box Derby prize each day listed below!

Sunday - Box Seats with four (4) program
Monday - Car kit of your choice
Tuesday - Race Week Wheels
Wednesday - Race Week Wheels

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Papa John’s Pizza Card
Receive a gift card from Papa John’s pizza for a free pizza and other discounts at Akron area Papa John’s restaurants.

One FREE Open Hill Ticket
You will receive one FREE ticket to race a Soap Box Derby car down the world famous Derby Downs Track on Thursday, July 18 during the Open Hill event.

*New* Exclusive Coupons
Coupons to select Race Week Vendors trackside. 

FREE "Duck Bills" at the Akron RubberDucks Baseball Game 
You will receive a voucher for $5 of "Duck Bills" at the Akron RubberDucks Baseball Game on Friday, July 19, 2019 (Soap Box Derby Night). the bills can be used like cash anywhere inside the ball park. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affliate of the Cleveland Indians. 


Hotel Partners

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Best Western Plus - West Akron Inn & Suites
160 Montrose West Ave. 
Copley, OH 44321
Phone: (330) 670-0888

Rates: King - $129 + tax; Double Queen - $139 + tax.

Booking Process: Please call the hotel directly and ask for Soap Box Derby rate. AASBD rate. Reservations must be received no later than June 25.

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Indoor Heated Pool with 10 person Hot Tub and Fitness Center
  • Great variety of restaurants and shopping within one mile walking distance
  • Newly renovated and spacious guest rooms with microwave and refrigerator

Hampton Inn Logo

Hampton Inn Akron – South
880 Arlington Ridge East
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 644-6579

Rate - $139 + tax per room per night

Reservations: Call hotel directly and reference Soap Box Derby.

  • Free hot breakfast included in room rates
  • Indoor swimming pool and complimentary fitness center
  • Only 10 minutes (5.6 miles) from Derby Downs
  • Free wireless internet and business center 

 

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Hilton Akron Fairlawn Hotel & Suites

3180 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44333
330.867.5000

Rates: Run of the house $139; Suites $239

Reservations: Call hotel directly at 330-867-5000 or visit akronhilton.com/soapboxyderby using password derby19 and ask for the Soap Box Derby rate to reserve your room. Reservations must be made prior to June 23 to get this rate.

  •  Beau's Grille Breakfast Buffet
  •  Within minutes of dining, bowling and shopping

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Residence Inn by Marriott
897 Arlington Ridge East 
Akron, Ohio 44312
Phone (330) 644-2111

Rate: $152 + tax per room per night. Studio and one bedroom suites with full kitchens. 

Booking process: Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Soap Box Derby rate.

  • 80 large suites with full kitchens including refrigerator, microwave, stove and dishwasher
  • Managers Social - Monday - Wednesday evening
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Complimentary hot breakfast each morning
  • Outdoor Sport Court
  • Lobby Bar
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet

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Holiday Inn Akron West
4073 Medina Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
Phone: (330) 666-4131

Rate: $112 includes a full hot breakfast

Booking Process: Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 330-666-4131, 1-800-HOLIDAY or via website www.HolidayInn.com/Akron-West with group code: BOX. Group rate available until June 29.

  • New updated property in 2015
  • 20 minutes from Derby Downs track
  • Full service restaurant and lounge
  • Within minutes of dining, bowling, movie theatre, Laser Quest and shopping
  • Guest coin laundry
  • 42” flat screen televisions with media package
  • Refrigerators in all guest rooms
  • Outdoor heated pool and patio

Hilton Garden Inn Logo

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
1307 East Market
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: (330) 733-2900

Rates: $125/Double or King

Reservations

- Call the hotel directly at 330-733-2900 and identify yourself as a group member of the ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY.

- Online at www.hiltongardeninnakron.com; use SOAP as the “Group Code” when completing a reservation.

- Through the personalized group webpage (cut & paste into browser), information below.

http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/AllAmericanSoapBoxDerby

As a friendly reminder your discounted rate will expire on July 8,2019.

  • Akron’s newest hotel and closest to Derby Downs
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • State of the art fitness center
  • On-site restaurant and lounge
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary business center usage
  • Microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker in every room

Holiday Inn Express Logo

Holiday Inn Express Akron South
898 Arlington Ridge East
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 644-5600

Rates: $139 + tax per room per night. 

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly. Please make sure to identify yourself as a FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby participant. 

  • Free hot breakfast included in room rates
  • Only 10 minutes (5.6 miles) from Derby Downs
  • Indoor pool and fitness center. 

 

You must fill out the partner hotel verification form by Tuesday, July 1 by 5 p.m. to be eligible for all of the benefits listed above.