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

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!

Kid's Races

Who: Ages 3-10
When: 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Where: Registration is at corner of 85th Street and 158th Avenue.
Description: Coming soon!
Registration coming soon!

Diaper Derby

Who: Ages 0-2 (crawlers)
When: 3:00-4:00 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. There will be multiple heats with a max of 10 participants per heat. Registration at Redmond toddler group tent.
Registration coming soon!

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