West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Registration is Now Open

By December 3, 2019 Good News

Registration is now open for the City of West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 25, 2020. This year brings new opportunities for fun with family and friends with new obstacles for the Kinetic Sculpture Parade including a “dirty run” and a “clean run”! Registration for Kinetic Derby Day makes the perfect holiday gift.

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day committee is actively working with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation. To register to race or participate in the kinetic sculpture parade, for volunteer opportunities, and for more information go to www.kineticderbyday.com. Registration ends on April 18, 2020.

Kinetic sculptures are human-powered 3D representations bringing imagination to life using pedal power, as an individual or as a team. A team may include multiple members on a bike with themed costumes or multiple participants in costume riding or walking along with a sculpture that includes kinetic movement. They can be as simple as someone in costume riding a bike or more elaborate structures like the Moby and the Admiral or The Snow Queen that appeared in last year’s parade. Kinetic Derby Day will have a float in the Cayce West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

The inaugural event in, April of 2018, drew over 40 soapbox racing and parade entries. Now in the 3rd year, Kinetic Derby Day is adding obstacle components to create a challenging environment for the Kinetic Sculptures to race. The “dirty run” will include obstacles involving fun ways to get messy, inspired by the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Kensington, PA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2odd5bKEpE).