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

1

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).

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.

Where is the event?

Red Bull Soapbox Race will take place on Windhaven Parkway as it descends from Austin Ranch in The Colony, TX.

Please know there WILL NOT be parking on-site at Red Bull Soapbox Race as all roads are closed at and around the venue.  Access will be restricted to residents only and parking in adjacent neighborhoods will not be available.

There will be off-site parking and complimentary shuttle service offered for those who would like to drive to the event. However, we recommend sharing a ride with friends using Lyft, our rideshare partner.  See more information on the parking and rideshare discount offered in the sections below.

What is the entrance fee?

It’s Free!!

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.

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!

Can I take a rideshare or taxi?

Yes, you sure can!

We are happy to share that we have partnered with Lyft as our rideshare partners for the event. Attendees can use the code RBSOAPBOX 25% off their ride to the event.   Lyft will also be adding a “Red Bull Soapbox Race” pin for the rideshare location the day of the event.

You can register here: https://www.lyft.com/invite/RBSOAPBOX

 

Rideshare usage is strongly encouraged as parking will be off-site, where as rideshare services will be able to drop-off/pick-up adjacent to the event site.  Please know there WILL NOT be parking on-site at Red Bull Soapbox Race as all roads are closed at and around the venue.  Access will be restricted to residents only and parking in adjacent neighborhoods will not be available.

If I am driving to the event, where should I park?

Please know there WILL NOT be parking on-site at Red Bull Soapbox Race as all roads are closed at and around the venue.  Access will be restricted to residents only and parking in adjacent neighborhoods will not be available.

There will be off-site parking and complimentary shuttle service offered for those who would like to drive to the event. However, we recommend sharing a ride with friends using Lyft, our rideshare partner.  See more information on the discount offered above.

 

Parking Locations:

*Unfortunately, oversized vehicles over 9ft tall and/or 20ft long are unable to be accommodated.  Please utilize the Lyft discount code above as an alternate option.

 

PRIMARY PARKING LOCATION
(For all vehicles under 7 feet tall, including motorcycles and scooters.  Larger vehicles will be turned away)
The Campus at Legacy West | South Garage
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX

Directions:

If you have mistakenly driven to Austin Ranch and encountered the Midway Rd. and Windhaven Pkwy. road closure:
1.  Continue North on Midway Rd. (It will turn into Tennyson Pkwy).
2.  Turn Left (North) on Communications Pkwy.
3.  Turn Left (West) on Legacy Dr.
4.  Turn Right (North) into The Campus at Legacy West and follow signs to parking in the South Garage

If you are heading North on Dallas North Tollway
(from Dallas, Addison, Richardson, Eastern Plano area):
1.  Exit at Legacy Dr.
2.  Turn Left (West) on Legacy Dr.
3.  Turn Right (North) into The Campus at Legacy West and follow signs to parking in the South Garage

If you are heading South on Dallas North Tollway
(from Frisco, Prosper area):
1.  Exit at Legacy Dr.
2.  Turn Right (West) on Legacy Dr.
3.  Turn Right (North) into The Campus at Legacy West and follow signs to parking in the South Garage

If you are heading South on the Sam Rayburn/TX-121 Tollway
(from Allen, Eastern Frisco area):
1.  Exit toward Parkwood Blvd/Dallas Pkwy
2.  Turn Left (South) on Dallas Pkwy
3.  Turn Right (West) on Legacy Dr.
4.  Turn Right (North) into The Campus at Legacy West and follow signs to parking in the South Garage.

If you are heading North on the Sam Rayburn/TX-121 Tollway
(from DFW Airport, Grapevine, Lewisville, Fort Worth, and Mid-Cities area)
1.  Exit toward Legacy Dr.
2.  Continue straight to Communications Pkwy.
3.  Turn Right (South) on Communications Pkwy.
4.  Turn Right (West) on Water St.
5.  Turn Right (North) into The Campus at Legacy West and follow signs to parking in the South Garage.

 

OVERSIZED PARKING
(*For Vehicles 7ft to 9ft tall only.  Smaller vehicles will be turned away as space is very limited)
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
4400 Paige Rd
The Colony, TX 75056

Directions:
Please use Google Maps or Waze for directions to this lot.

For residents in or near the Austin Ranch community, will there be road closures and what are the alternate routes?

During the event week, Windhaven Parkway will experience partial and full closures between Plano Parkway and Midway Road from Wednesday, September 25 to Sunday, September 29.

All residents and businesses along this route will receive road closure schedules, specific access plans and alternate route instructions via their leasing offices or via the mail.  Please anticipate delays.  However, all residents and businesses will have access to 24hrs a day.  Please be sure to have your identification handy for checkpoints.

 

Road Closure Schedule:
Wed, Sep 25 | Windhaven Parkway
• Westbound open
• Eastbound closed 9:30am – 4:00pm, Plano Pkwy to Saintsbury Rd

Thu, Sep 26 | Windhaven Parkway
• Eastbound open
• Westbound closed 9:30am – 9:30am Friday, (Plano Pkwy to Saintsbury Rd)

Fri, Sep 27 | Windhaven Parkway
• Eastbound and Westbound closed 9:30am – 6:00am Saturday, Plano Pkwy to Saintsbury Rd

Sat Sep 28 | Windhaven Parkway
• Eastbound and Westbound closed 6:00am to 6:00pm (Plano Pkwy to Midway Rd)
• Eastbound and Westbound closed 6:00pm to 11:59pm (Plano Pkwy to Saintsbury Rd)

Sun Sep 29 | Windhaven Parkway
• Eastbound and Westbound closed 12:00am to 4:30pm (Plano Pkwy to Saintsbury Rd)

 

Will there be ADA parking and viewing at Red Bull Soapbox Race?

Yes, we will definitely have accommodations for all visitors.  For ADA assigned parking, please drive to the following address:

5800 Windhaven Pkwy
The Colony, TX 75056

Handicap parking placards must be on display to gain access.  The designated viewing area is a short distance away (approx. 200 yards).

For cyclists, is there a place to lock my bike?

You are in luck!  Our great friends at the Shawnee Trail Cycling Club and Richardson Bike Mart are teaming up to offer a complimentary bike valet service.  Please be sure to bring your ID and all tips are are appreciated donations!

Please enter Austin Ranch from the East (top of the hill) to use this service.  Also, please do not attempt to park in any of the adjacent neighborhoods and ride a bike in as you will be turned away.

Are there hotel recommendations if we would like to stay in The Colony overnight?

The Colony Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up with the nearby hotels to offer special rates during the event weekend.  Select hotels are also offering free shuttle rides to and from the event to overnight guests.

 

Visit this link to reserve your rooms:  https://visitthecolonytx.com/148/Hotels

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 licensed service animals/please bring documentation), tents, bicycles in venue (please leave in bike valet) and drones.

Are concealed or open-carry weapons allowed at the event?

In coordination with The Colony Police Department, weapons of any kind will not be allowed on site. There will be checkpoints and magnetometers at each venue entrance. Any weapons should be left at home or in vehicles.

Handguns are prohibited. Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by a license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

Las pistolas son prohibido. De conformidad con la Sección 30.06, Código Penal (traspaso por un titular de licencia con una pistola oculta), una persona con licencia bajo el Subcapítulo H, Capítulo 411, Código de Gobierno (ley de licencia de pistola), no puede ingresar a esta propiedad con una pistola occulta.

Can I bring my pet?

No, we ask that pets be left at home due to the number of spectators expected.
Licensed service animals are of course welcome.  Please bring documentation.

What is the schedule for the event?

Saturday, September 28
10am Doors open, Pit Lane open for viewing
11am Show begins
12pm First Race

4pm Awards ceremony

How many teams are involved?

50+ teams will be participating. Be sure to vote for your favorite team to win the People’s Choice Award!

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 and beverage vendors on-site?

Yes, there will be ample food and beverage concessions on-site.

Can I bring alcohol?

There is no outside alcohol allowed at the event.  All outside alcohol will be disposed of at the bag checks.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase by those over 21 years of age at the beverage concessions on-site.

Will there be first aid on-site?

Yes, first aid stations will be available near the start line and the finish line.

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!

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 10:00am  to 4:00pm

Are there opportunities to sell items and for exhibit space on-site?

Unfortunately, we do not have vendor opportunities on-site.  However, if you are interested in partnership opportunities at this or future events, please email soapboxdfw@redbull.com and one of our team will get back to you.

Media Inquiries?

Please reach out to soapboxdfw@redbull.com

Other questions?

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

Event Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Parking Lots Open
9:00am

Shuttle Service Starts
9:30am

Gates Open
10:00am

Pre-Show Pit Lane Walk
10:00am

Show Start
11:00am

Racing Starts
12:00pm

Award Ceremony
4:00pm (est.)

Event Concludes/Venue Close
4:30pm

Shuttle Service Ends
5:00pm

*all times subject to change

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Calling the fearless, the fun loving and the foolhardy.

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15/09/2019

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Sunday 15. September 2019

Planning to attend the event?

Please see the FAQ section (Frequently Asked Questions) for all the information needed to join us on race day! Still have questions? Email us at soapboxdfw@redbull.com and we will be sure to get back to you.

27/02/2019

To all the tinkerers out there...

Wednesday 27. February 2019

To all the tinkerers out there...

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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