Red Bull Soapbox Race – Downtown Los Angeles

This weekend, Red Bull will transform the streets of downtown LA into a drag strip for the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Approximately 40 teams of experienced racers and amateurs will compete in this non-motorized racing event, featuring outrageously designed, human-powered vehicles trying to beat the clock in a downhill competition.

Bring the entire family for what promises to be an exciting day fueled by creativity and competitive fun – not to mention the need for speed. What a fun way to spend a Saturday!


When: Saturday, May 211

  • 1:00 am – Gates open (check out the soapboxes!)
  • 1:00 pm – Races begin
  • 3:15 pm – Final race and awards ceremony

Where: Grand Ave. @ 5th St. in downtown LA

Pit Row is on S. Grand Avenue near W. 3rd Street. The race course roars down Grand and takes a fierce left onto W. 5th Street. The concessions and beer garden are located in the parking lot on the corner of 5th and S. Olive Street. There is also a FREE photo booth and additional concession stands in Pershing Square Park.

The event is open seating, so get there early to reserve a spot. And don’t forget some cash for food and drinks from event vendors or nearby Downtown businesses.

Cost: Free

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  1. I'm hoping to catch the later part of this on my way back from rafting the Kern! Thanks!

  2. Jim Gilbert says:

    If you do make it to this event let me know how it is. Sounds like lots of fun.