Youth Races, Contests, & Scholarship

"Derby", simply put, is a race or contest open to everyone or to a specified category of contestants. To celebrate Redmond's Derby Days, we're taking the event back to one of its earliest traditions. On Saturday, July 8, following the Grand Parade, we will be offering a series of fun and wacky races geared for youth of all ages. We encourage you to sign up and have some derby fun! All races are free.


Race categories will vary upon age group. The sole purpose of this activity is to have fun together and build community spirit in Redmond. It's a derby for everyone!



Race & Contest Descriptions Registration

Derby Mascot Race - Free!

Who: Mascots and kids (ages 12 & under)
Description: Mascots and participants run from the starting spot to the halfway spot then spin 5 circles on the baseball bat, then run to the finish line.
Registration coming soon!

Derby Buggy Race - Free!

Who: Ages 4-8
Description: Plastic buggy race where participants zig-zag between cones from start to finish. Buggies will be provided.
Registration coming soon!

Derby Tricycle Races - Free!

Who: Ages 3-5 & Ages 6-8 (Two sessions)
Description: Three waves of tricycle races where participants zig-zag between cones from start to finish. Some tricycles will be provided but we recommend you bring your own.
Registration coming soon!

Youth Criterium - Intro to Bike Racing - Free!

Who: Ages 9-13
Description: Test your skill around the actual Criterium route just before the pros get underway. Participants will be broken into two age brackets, ages 9-11 and ages 12-13. (One lap around one square block)
Registration coming soon!

Whole Foods Watermelon Eating Contest - Free!

Who: Ages 7-9 (2:30pm), Ages 10-12 (3:30pm)
Description: It is usually HOT on Derby Days and there is nothing like a slice of cool watermelon! Join us for our 2nd watermelon eating contest; contestants will have 5 minutes to eat as much watermelon possible. Meet at the Whole Foods booth near the main stage. Prize will be awarded.
Register at tables near the main stage 30 minutes prior to start time.

Pie Eating Contest - Free!

Who: Ages 7-8 (2pm), Ages 9-10 (3pm), Ages 11-12 (4pm)
Description: Ready, Set, Eat pie! Contestants will compete to see who can eat a chocolate cream pie the fastest. Look for the Pie Eating Tent near the main stage.
Register at tables near the main stage 30 minutes prior to start time.

The Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship Award, presented by Waste Management

Who: Local high school seniors
Description: A reinvention of the Derby Queen, the Derby Do-Gooder Award will be presented to one local high school senior. This award is a $1,500 scholarship that celebrates local youth who give back to our community. Students can download an application form to apply. This award will be given every year and the Derby Do-Gooder will be honored in the Grand Parade.
Download application