Inaugural Event For Rancho San Luis Rey Zone
Carlsbad, CA — (February, 2022) — A classic rite of passage for thousands of scouts in our county is coming to Carlsbad — The annual Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby (Rancho San Luis Rey Zone) will be held Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at The Shoppes at Carlsbad. This is the inaugural derby for the Rancho San Luis Rey Zone, which includes cub packs and boy scout troops from throughout North County, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Encinitas, Del Mar, and Solana Beach.
All races and activities will take place in the lower-level western edge parking lot at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, near the former Sears building (2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008).
“We are thrilled to host this high-energy, uplifting community event,” said Ramon Oseguera, Senior General Manager at The Shoppes at Carlsbad. “With so many challenges the last two years we are looking forward to welcoming all the racers and their families for a great day at our center,” he added.
Open to boys and girls from 5 to 17 years old, this free event features numerous heats and qualifying races staged by ages all day leading up to the final race to determine the top 3 racers in the zone. Hundreds of racers and their families are expected throughout the day and attendees will also enjoy games, face painting, a DJ and various other educational activities.
Rancho San Luis Rey Zone is also hosting a food drive benefiting the San Diego County Food Bank during the event and asks all participants to bring at least one canned item to contribute.
Held nationwide each year, the Pinewood Derby is a classic part of scouting and racers must follow specific guidelines for their racer, including width, length and weight limits and requirements regarding use of wheels, axles and bodies from provided materials only. Racers can bring their own completed cars or use available extra cars on site for participants to race free of charge.
In addition to prizes for fastest racers, awards will be given out in various other categories including Most Original, Best Paint Job, Funniest and Most Colorful.
MORE INFO: https://www.theshoppesatcarlsbad.com/en/events/pinewood-derby-38514.html
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About The Shoppes at Carlsbad: The Shoppes at Carlsbad captures the essence of Southern California’s culture of relaxed coastal hospitality. The multi-faceted lifestyle center is home to an exciting array of shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure tenants. The two-level, enclosed super-regional mall features more than 100 specialty stores and is anchored by Macy’s and Regal Cinemas. Recent additions to The Shoppes at Carlsbad have included H&M, Zara, Sephora, The Cheesecake Factory and Yard House. For more information, please visit: http://www.theshoppesatcarlsbad.com.