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Build Cars. Share Christ.
The Awana Grand Prix™ is a Pinewood-Derby®-style racing event with a nearly 50-year track record of fun and excitement.
Awana Grand Prix is more than just building a race car. It helps to build a bond between kids and their parents as they work together to design the best car ever. Dads especially will be drawn into the creative excitement of helping their sons and daughters win.
And winning is what it's all about. Not only winning the race – but winning moms, dads and kids to Christ! The event provides churches with the perfect place to present the gospel message.
How It Works
With the help of their parents or other family members, kids create their very own race cars from kits consisting of a block of wood and a set of wheels and axles. See our Pinterest events board for ideas to start your creative engines.
Churches can host car-building days, or families can work on their models at home.
Kids invite their families to see them race on the day of the big event. The cars race on a four-lane track. Awards are given for both design and speed. Clubs award first-, second- and third-place trophies for each category. Each participant also receives a ribbon.
Everyone gets to hear about the greatest prize of all when a speaker shares the gospel of Jesus Christ.
— An Awana ministry director
— Parent of an Awana kid