Soapbox

A RACE FOR THE WICKEDLY ADVENTUROUS.

Red Bull
Soapbox Race 2017.

Los Angeles, August 20TH

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Fasten your seat belt. And unleash your imagination.

About Red Bull
Soapbox Race

Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global event for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox crafts. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity and competitive fun - not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered 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.
 
L.A.'s most innovative and witty teams will race each other down the twists and turns of Angels Point Road in Elysian Park on the 20th of August. Parking will be provided free of cost at Dodger Stadium with a short complimentary shuttle service to the park.

9:00 AM
Shuttles Start from Dodger Stadium

9:30 AM
Pits Open. Check out the teams and vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award!

10:15 AM
Show starts! Don't miss the Red Bull Air Force and Street Freestyle Rider Aaron Colton

11:00 AM
Race Begins!

4:00 PM
Approximate Last Race

4:15 PM
Awards Ceremony

The rules

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CRAFTS

2

TEAMS

3

JUDGES

All crafts must be human powered, meaning no engines, pedals or external energy sources.

Your human-powered racing machine must not exceed a maximum of six feet wide and twelve feet long, be at least seven inches from the ground and no taller than seven feet.

Fully functioning brakes and steering are required.

It must not exceed 176 lbs. in weight (excluding the driver, of course).

First of all, your brave team of five must be at least 18 years old. We’re not opposed to younger drivers, but lawyers are.

Every driver is permitted a co-driver, who helps with directions and serves snacks if the driver feels peckish. Although the co-driver is not mandatory.

All performance costumes must not pose the risk of getting caught in the car or hamper the driver’s ability to see.

Teams are judged on three criteria: Creativity, showmanship and speed. So racers need to wow us with their stage routine, impress us with their soapbox design and, of course, dazzle us with their showmanship.

Any Questions?

FAQ

What is 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 fueled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorized 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.

Teams are judged on speed, creativity and showmanship.

What is the entrance fee?

There are still some things in this world that are free, Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles is one of them. This event is free and open to the public.

What you CAN bring?

Blankets, Umbrellas (small hand-held style), Baby Strollers, Portable/collapsable chairs, binoculars, personal cameras and water in sealed bottles.

What you CAN'T bring?

Weapons of any kind, alcohol, coolers, glass containers, pets (except service animals), tents, bicycles in venue (please leave in bike valet) and drones.

When is the event?

August 20, 2017
9:00 AM – Shuttles Start from Parking at Dodger Stadium
9:30 AM – Pits Open. Come Check out the teams and vote for your favorite!
10:15 AM – Show Starts, Don’t miss side acts by the Red Bull Air Force and Street Freestyle Rider Aaron Colton
11:00 AM – Races Begin!
4:00 PM – Approximate Last Race
4:15 PM – Awards Ceremony

How many teams are involved?

70 teams will be selected to participate.

What is the judging criteria?

Each team is evaluated on three criteria:

1. Creativity

It’s not enough that it actually moves. What we’re looking for is the outrageous, the preposterous, the ostentatious! Your soapbox should be an extension of you, so have fun when you design it. Be wild. Be crazy. Be anything you want. Just do not be ordinary.

2. Showmanship

We said the first one to cross the finish line will be looked upon favorably, we didn’t say they’d win. That’s because when it comes to Red Bull Soapbox, speed is nothing without a little personality. So, wow us with your stage routine, impress us with your charisma and of course, dazzle us with your showmanship.

3. Speed

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 favorably.

 

Will there be water available?

Yes, water will be available at complimentary Ralph’s water stations and for purchase by vendors.

Will there be food vendors on-site?

Yes, there will be ample food vendors on-site.

Will there be first aid on-site?

Yes, a first aid station will be available near the finish line.

Will there be alcohol for purchase?

There is no alcohol served at the event.

Can I bring alcohol?

There is no alcohol allowed at the event.

Can I bring my pet?

No, we ask that pets be left at home due to the number of spectators expected.
Service animals are of course welcome.

How can I connect to the event via social media?

Visit us online at redbullsoapboxrace.com and join the conversation by using
#RedBullSoapboxRace on all social platforms!

Can I meet and get autographs from the competitors?

The pits open at 10:00 AM, when the gates open. Please come talk to the competitors, check out the crafts, and vote for the fan favorite!

Who can attend? Can I bring my children?

Soapbox is FREE and open to all ages! We encourage families to attend and bring their children!

What happens if it rains?

The Red Bull Soapbox team will determine if the course is no longer safe due to rain. If it is raining prior to the event, please check redbullsoapboxrace.com.

How long is the event?

The event goes from 10:00-4:00 PM

Can I take Uber/Lyft/Taxi?

Yes, you sure can!

If using a shared ride service to get to Dodger Stadium, please inform the driver to use the Sunset Gate A (Use this address for navigation: Stadium Way and Vin Scully Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90012) as the drop-off address.

Once inside the gate, follow the ring road, let parking attendants know that you are being dropped off and look for drop-off signage at the Metro/Taxi line of Dodger Stadium.

Shared ride will not drop off in Lot 11 as they do for Dodger game. From there proceed to the Dodger Stadium 76 Station located on the North side of the stadium to catch complimentary shuttles to Elysian Park.

Can I take public transportation to Red Bull Soapbox Race?

Yes, we encourage it!

Metro Rail- The Gold Line Metro rail stop at the intersection of Alameda Street and College Street (Chinatown Metro Station) is the closest Metro Rail to the event. From there, you can walk to Elysian Park.

Or…

MTA- We encourage use of MTA buses to the Broadway/Solano Stop along the number 28, 45 and 83 routes. Spectators can take Metro Rail to Chinatown Station and catch the 28 or 45 buses from N. Broadway and W. College St. to Broadway/Solano Stop and walk to Elysian Park.

Is there ADA viewing?

ADA viewing will be available at the start and finish lines.

Will there be a bike valet?

Yes, the valet will be on Academy Rd entrance to Elysian Park.

Are shuttles available from Dodger Stadium?

Yes. Shuttles will run from 9am-4:30pm for spectators and starting from 7am
for participants.

Shuttles will pick up passengers near the 76 Station at Dodger Stadium and
transport to the Start Line Festival Area.

Where do I park?

Please park at Dodger Stadium. All parking will be in lots 2, 3 and F through Sunset Gate A.

How do I get there?

We encourage all spectators and participants who are not using public
transportation to park at Dodger Stadium. Please enter through Gate A off of Vin Scully Ave and proceed to the designated parking area.

Where is the event?

Elysian Park
929 Academy Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
90012

Media Inquiries?

Please reach out to redbullsoapboxrace@us.redbull.com

Other questions?

For all other inquiries, please email redbullsoapboxrace@us.redbull.com

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Elysian Park
929 Academy Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

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