A race for the wickedly adventurous

Red Bull Soapbox Race Ohio

Eden Park at Mt. Adams
August 29th
Gates open 11am

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Fasten your seat belts, Cincinnati

About The Race

Red Bull Soapbox Race is a national event for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity and competitive fun - not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized 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. On Saturday, August 29th, up to 50 teams will rev up their gravity powered engines in Eden Park at Mt. Adams.

Pit row opens to spectators at 11am, with the first race happening at 1pm. Red Bull Soapbox Race is free and open to the public.

Check the FAQ and map below for questions and get ready to race on August 29th!

The rules








All soapbox racers must be human powered, meaning no engines, peddles or external energy sources.

Pre-fabricated cars are not accepted!

Dimensions of the craft must be: less than 6ft. wide, less than 6ft. tall and less than 12ft. in length. The front end of the soapbox must be 7 inches or higher from the ground (to avoid bottoming out). All cars must weigh no more than 176 lbs. (not including the driver). There will be point deductions for overweight crafts. Please plan accordingly.

Seat Belts – Driver’s cannot be strapped into the craft. This will create a hazard should we have the need to extract you from your craft.


Maximum of four sponsors.

No alcohol beverages, no other beverages brands, no politically driven sponsors.

All sponsors must be approved by Red Bull prior to the event.

All corporations (sponsors or team) must sign a release allowing Red Bull to use their logo.

Sponsor area on the craft is LIMITED to 2 – 12″ x 12″ spaces on your craft. (Anything larger will be removed or covered on site.)


All team members must wear closed-toe shoes during load in and event day. No exceptions!

No bare bodies – Costumes must fully cover your arms, legs, etc… we do not want your skin exposed in case you crash, or fall out of your soapbox.

Helmets are mandatory! – and provided to you (sizes  SM – XL). If you require a bigger helmet than this, you need to bring a motorcycle helmet to fit your head. It must be DOT approved for street use, not just a sexy helmet. We will make final determination on any non-Red Bull provided helmets.

Eye Protection – Sunglasses are allowed for your skit but not allowed for driving down the course. Glasses of any type are subject to creating eye damage. Contact lenses must be worn if driver needs corrective lenses. Goggles are an acceptable option.


If you use any props during your skit, it must be cleaned up right after, by your team.

All props must be approved by Red Bull. Please send your plan to the Crew Cheif by the deadline.

Items NOT permitted include:

Projecting items into crowd (i.e. swag, candy, t-shirts, food etc…), air horns over 200 psi Heat producing elements, flares, smoke bombs, firecrackers, high-pressure cylinders, chemicals, liquids, fire, dry ice or heavy duty battery operated machinery on craft.


No alcohol consumption until after the race! No drugs etc. or your whole team will be disqualified.

Red Bull reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is caught or appears to be drinking, or intoxicated.

Max of two Drivers per vehicle (but you can have a total of 5 people on your team).

Driver(s) and crew members must all be at least 18 years old.

Any Questions?


What exactly is the 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 is one of them. This event is open to the public. Pits open at 11am

What's the event schedule?

Pits open at 11am and the full schedule can be found here.

Where can I park?

No parking will be permitted on event site. For alternative parking and shuttle information go here.

How many teams are involved?

50 teams were selected on June 30, 2015. Be sure to check them out and vote for your favorite team here.

When are team applications due?

Applications closed earlier this summer. Please join us in Eden Park at Mt. Adams on August 29th to see who’s competing in the races!

How can I apply for next year?

Red Bull Soapbox Race travels around the world to different places where the crazy and wacky dare to compete. Check the latest schedule at

How are teams chosen to participate?

Red Bull Soapbox Race is a single day of thrills, so the number of contestants will be limited. Teams are chosen based on information they provide on their Red Bull Soapbox Race Application. Check them out and vote for your favorite here.

Everyone participating in the event must gather a maximum TWO drivers and FIVE total team members, build a car and also drive it! The construction can be of any shape and material provided it complies with the specifications and regulations.

A selection committee reviews each application and picks up to 50 teams based on craft creativity, technical feasibility, safety and originality while also ensuring the regulation guidelines have been met. But remember, this is as much about who you are as it is about what you can build.

What is the evaluation criteria?

Each team is evaluated on three criteria:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.


Calling the fearless, the fun loving and the foolhardy.

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Fast is good, but outrageous is even better

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Stay up to date



It's time for Red Bull Soapbox Race! Now here's the schedule.

Wednesday 19. August 2015

It's time for Red Bull Soapbox Race! Now here's the schedule.

Red Bull Soapbox Race races through Cincinnati on Saturday August 29 and the schedule is revved up. Check out what is happening in Eden Park at Mt. Adams.

11:00am – Pits Open

12:30pm – Opening Ceremony

1:00pm – First Race

4:00pm – Last Race (*approximate time)

4:15pm – Awards (*approximate time)


Red Bull Soapbox Race Ohio Site Map

Wednesday 19. August 2015

Red Bull Soapbox Race Ohio Site Map


Shuttle Information

Wednesday 19. August 2015

Shuttle Information

20 Shuttle Busses will be on rotation from 10:30am – 5:00pm in the Mt. Adams business district. Three of those shuttles will be ADA equipped. A full route is 6 -10 minutes each way.

The shuttle pick up location is: E Pete Rose Way, Behind US Bank Arena (Red Star on Map)
The shuttle drop off location will be: Eden Park, Fulton Avenue Circle

There are limited parking options for Red Bull Soapbox Race– get there early to get your spot! All parking is a $6 fee and lots can be found at:

Broadway Lot (127 spaces)
East Garage (1185 spaces)
Central Riverfront Garage (1600 spaces)


Where the fun happens



Eden Park at Mt. Adams

950 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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