The Downhill Red Bull Soapbox Race Returns to Mount Adams

Intrepid racers in homemade cars will be racing through Eden Park on Saturday

click to enlarge The Ohio Queen soapbox car - Photo: Rooted Media House
Photo: Rooted Media House
The Ohio Queen soapbox car

Red Bull’s Soapbox Race returns to Mount Adams for an afternoon of daring downhill racing.

Experienced and amateur racers are invited to construct their own vehicles out of whatever material they have available. Use your imagination to create the fastest or most interesting racer. Points will be awarded based on speed, creativity and showmanship.

Sixty teams have already been selected to participate — 35 of which are from Ohio and range from “dad and daughter teams to mechanical engineers, Reds fans to chili connoisseurs, first timers to reigning champions,” says Red Bull. If you aren’t racing, secure a spot on the sidelines to watch the action.

The family-friend (but not pet-friendly) event features all-day racing, with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand serving up snacks so do not bring your own food, water, alcohol or coolers.

Pits open 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8); racing begins at 11 a.m. Free. Eden Park, Mount Adams, soapboxrace.redbull.com