A new event for San Francisco: the Red Bull Soapbox Race! This Saturday, October 18 looks to be a goofy, fun day.
According to the website, “every year auto amateurs, gear heads and adrenaline junkies construct eccentric non-motorized carts to compete head to head in a downhill battle.”
They’ll “speed down Dolores Street in their homemade, human-powered vehicles in a race against the clock.” Teams are judged on speed, car creativity, showmanship and quality of their starting line performance (each of the 39 teams perform to music of their choice on stage at the starting line).
Vendor booths will sell food and drinks. You’re not allowed to bring in your own food, glass containers or large bags. Seating is first-come, first-served.
What: Red Bull Soapbox Race
When: October 18, gates open at 11. First race is at 1:00. Awards are at 3:30.
Where: Dolores Park, San Francisco