City of Kentwood to Host First-ever Children's Power Wheels Derby

City of Kentwood to Host First-ever Children’s Power Wheels Derby

The City of Kentwood will host its first-ever Power Wheels Derby for children ages 1-7 on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The friendly race will begin at 11 a.m. and take place on a multi-terrain course on the grounds of the City’s Department of Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave. SE. There will be two heats of racers, with the first one for children ages 1-4 and the second one for ages 5-7. All racers must wear a helmet and vehicles must be stock with no modifications allowed. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place in each heat.

Coffee, donut holes, frozen treats and other refreshments will be provided for all attendees to enjoy. There will also be additional activities for children, including an opportunity to explore City trucks and equipment used to maintain streets and services.

“This friendly race is sure to be fun for participants and spectators alike as children navigate their way through our multi-terrain course,” said Spencer McKellar, lead recreation program coordinator. “We’re excited to add the Power Wheels Derby to our list of summer activities this year and hope it will become a community favorite in the future.”

The schedule for the event is as follows: 

  • 10 a.m. – Check-in begins
  • 11 a.m. – Race for kids ages 1-4
  • 11:30 a.m. – Race for kids ages 5-7
  • Noon - Awards

The event is open to both Kentwood residents and nonresidents. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required for the event, which costs $10 per racer. Parents should register the child who is racing. Families may register multiple racers.

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