Soapbox

A RACE FOR THE WICKEDLY ADVENTUROUS.

Red Bull
Soapbox Race 2019.

DFW, September 28TH

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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. This unique 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. Over the years, vehicles have ranged from realistic replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up.

The rules

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CRAFTS

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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).

Terms & Conditions

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.

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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 Dallas 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?

September 28, 2019
10:00 AM

How many teams are involved?

50 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 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.

Can I bring alcohol?

There is no outside alcohol allowed at the event.  Food and beverage concessions will be available on site.

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 redbull.com/soapboxdfw 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 Austin Ranch at The Colony, Dallas (Use this address for navigation) as the drop-off address.

Where is the event?

Austin Ranch, The Colony

Dallas, TX

Media Inquiries?

Please reach out to redbullsoapboxracedfw@redbull.com

Other questions?

For all other inquiries, please email redbullsoapboxracedfw@redbull.com

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Apply now for Red Bull Soapbox Race DFW!  Applications deadline is July 15.

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Austin Ranch, The Colony, TX

Windhaven Parkway, The Colony, TX

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