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 its roots of friendly competition. On Saturday, July 14, following the Grand Parade, we will be offering a series of fun races and contests for the young and young at heart. We encourage you to sign up and have some derby fun! All races are free and categories will vary upon age group. Let’s have fun together and build community spirit in Redmond. It's a derby for everyone!


Race & Contest Descriptions Registration

Youth Criterium - Intro to Bike Racing - Free!

Who: Ages 5-14
When: Saturday, July 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: Registration is located at the corner of NE 85th Street and 158th Ave NE
Description: Edge & Spoke bike shop in Redmond will help you test your skill around the actual Criterium route just before the pros get underway. Participants will be broken into different age brackets for a 1-2 lap race around one square block depending on age bracket.

No strider bikes, no training wheels, helmet required, and ability to ride without parental assistance around city block is required.

Diaper Derby

Who: Ages 0-2 (crawlers)
When: Saturday, July 14, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Where: Large lawn adjacent to City Hall parking lot.
Description: Parents cheer on your toddlers as they crawl 20 feet through the grass straight to the finish line marked with cones. Registration at Redmond toddler group tent.

Day-of registration available on site

ESK8 Race

Who: 18+
When: Saturday, July 14, 12:30 p.m.
Where: NE 85th Street, Criterium Route
Description: For the first time at Derby Days you can catch the exciting new sport of Electric Skateboarding. Stick around after the Grand Parade to watch racers on electric skateboards take their turn on the Criterium route with the help of the Seattle E-Bike team. Interested in signing up as a racer, contact Chris at

Superhero Costume Contest

Who: 21+
When: Friday, July 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Beer & Wine Garden
Description: This year at Derby Days we are honoring Heroes of all kinds and to celebrate we invite you to dress up as your favorite superhero for our Derby Dash 5K. Use your super speed in the Derby Dash then fly over to the Beer & Wine Garden for a friendly costume contest.
No registration required!

Corn Hole Tournament

Who: 21+
When: Saturday, July 14, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Beer and Wine Garden
Description: Join the City of Redmond Sports & Fitness Team for some good old Corn Hole fun in the Beer & Wine Garden. Grab a partner and sign up for a time slot your team for some fun in the sun. Day-of registration will be available on-site (if space available). Highest score of the day wins a prize! Everyone will get a t-shirt and $1 off beer/wine. Bracket winners will receive a special prize! More information at

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