Soapbox

A RACE FOR THE WICKEDLY ADVENTUROUS.

Red Bull
Soapbox Race 2017.

ALEXANDRA PALACE,
LONDON, 9TH JULY

GATES

We will be opening the gates at 09:30 on Sunday 9th July to accommodate bag checks on arrival.

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About Red Bull
Soapbox Race

Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.
Red Bull has held more than 100 soapbox races around the world since the first one in Brussels in the year 2000 – from Australia to South Africa, Helsinki to St. Louis, Jamaica to Italy. Over the years, vehicles have ranged from realistic replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Previous designs have included a piano, a giant baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive corn on the cob, a jail cell and the Golden Gate Bridge.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1

Speed

2

Creativity

3

Showmanship

Not to state the obvious, but this event is, first and foremost, a race. Therefore, the fastest one across the finish line is definitely going to be looked upon favourably. Take note though, that somebody actually has to cross the finish line in the vehicle.

It’s not enough that it actually moves. What we’re looking for is the outrageous, the preposterous and the ostentatious! A soapbox should be an extension of its team. It’s wild. It’s crazy. It can be anything they want. It just can’t be ordinary.

We said that the first one to cross the finish line will be looked upon favourably, we didn’t say they’d win. That’s because when it comes to the Red Bull Soapbox Race, speed is nothing without a little personality. So, teams need to wow us with their 20 second performance, impress us with their charisma and, of course, dazzle us with their showmanship.

FAQs

When is Red Bull Soapbox Race 2017?

Sunday 9th July 2017.

Where is the Red Bull Soapbox Race taking place in 2017?

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets have now sold out! Tune in to watch all the action from the day on Dave on July 9th

What are the nearest transport links?

Although Alexandra Palace is the closest station, we recommend that you use Wood Green Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line where trains are more frequent. Wood Green is less than a 10-minute walk from Alexandra Palace Park. Please note that there is a 10-minute walk up hill from the Park entrance to the event entrance gate.

Is there any parking at Alexandra Palace?

There is no public parking on site so we suggest that you use public transport.

Is there disabled parking?

Disabled parking for disabled ticket holders is in the Grove car park to the west of the Palace. Please display your blue badge.

Is there a disabled viewing area?

Yes there is an area for disabled guests to watch Red Bull Soapbox Race.
Disabled access tickets are required to enter the disabled viewing area.
Family or friends can accompany disabled guests however if the area becomes too busy, companions will need to vacate the area to create space for disabled visitors.

Are dogs permitted at Red Bull Soapbox Race?

No, sadly your canine friends will not be able to join you at the event.

Are picnics allowed?

Picnics are allowed but you will not be able to bring any furniture, or excessive amounts of food and drink into the event. This will be at the discretion of security on arrival. There will be areas where you can picnic, however they are not in viewing locations.

For safety reasons the following items are prohibited at the Event;

Glass bottles / containers / receptacles [excluding medication contained in glass bottles] · Cutlery · Ceramic cutlery · Alcohol · Demonstration items (such as placards or spray paint) · Professional Photography and or video equipment · Walkie-talkies, phone jammers and radio scanners · Private wireless access points · Laser pointers, laser equipment and or strobe lights · Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and trikes etc · Pets or animals (excluding service animals) · All knives or bladed items · Any item deemed to be an offensive weapon · Personal protective devices, such as CS or pepper sprays · Firearms or ammunition · Fireworks · Fire Lanterns · Hazardous or toxic materials · Illegal / non-prescriptive drugs, including those which may look like illegal / nonprescriptive drugs · Gas containers / canisters · BBQ including temporary BBQ’s · Chairs, tents and Marquees · Excessive amounts of food and beverage · Any item that could be used as a missile with the potential to injury persons within the event site · Items that resemble any prohibited items · Any other items that may be deemed illegal, unsafe and could be used in a dangerous or offensive manner towards other patrons.

You are strictly prohibited from possessing or holding promotional and/or commercial objects and materials or goods with intent to sell and/or promote such items at the Event. 

For full terms and conditions please click here

What time do gates open?

We will be opening the gates at 09:30 on Sunday 9th July to accommodate bag checks on arrival.  To minimise queuing time, we would advise packing as lightly as you can. 

For safety reasons the following items are prohibited at the Event;

Glass bottles / containers / receptacles [excluding medication contained in glass bottles] · Cutlery · Ceramic cutlery · Alcohol · Demonstration items (such as placards or spray paint) · Professional Photography and or video equipment · Walkie-talkies, phone jammers and radio scanners · Private wireless access points · Laser pointers, laser equipment and or strobe lights · Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and trikes etc · Pets or animals (excluding service animals) · All knives or bladed items · Any item deemed to be an offensive weapon · Personal protective devices, such as CS or pepper sprays · Firearms or ammunition · Fireworks · Fire Lanterns · Hazardous or toxic materials · Illegal / non-prescriptive drugs, including those which may look like illegal / nonprescriptive drugs · Gas containers / canisters · BBQ including temporary BBQ’s · Chairs, tents and Marquees · Excessive amounts of food and beverage · Any item that could be used as a missile with the potential to injury persons within the event site · Items that resemble any prohibited items · Any other items that may be deemed illegal, unsafe and could be used in a dangerous or offensive manner towards other patrons.

You are strictly prohibited from possessing or holding promotional and/or commercial objects and materials or goods with intent to sell and/or promote such items at the Event. 

For full terms and conditions please click here

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY.

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