Starting at the top of Esplanade Road, the course runs for just over 450 metres downhill, but it's really not that simple.
Obstacles, tight turns and jumps are all added to the course to add a challenge to the teams and some extra excitement for the crowd.
2018 will see new obstacles, new jumps and new challenges. The teams will have to use all thier engineering skills to make sure that their gravity powered racers are built to withstand everything the course can throw at them!
This event is FREE!
Thanks to the amazing sponsors, supporters and volunteers, the Portishead SoapBox Race remains free to attend for a third year!
No need for tickets, just turn up and enjoy the day on Sunday 14th July 2019!
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What to expect at the Portishead Soapbox Race
SoapBox Racing - The 450m downhill action packed course will have kickers, chicanes and ramps and more!
Open Pit Area - See all the soapbox cars up close whilst the teams tinker away to make them as amazing as possible before they take to the course
Live Big Screens - Watch all the course action on and see replays of crashes and tumbles.
Sponsor Event Village - The chance to meet local businesses and charities that have helped support the soapbox race as well as get some refreshments.
Funfair - Children's funfair to keep the little ones entertained between the action on the course.
Loads of places to see the course action - Stand at the roadside or sit on the grassy banks, there are great viewpoints all along the course. And don't worry if you can't see everything, the big screen will show you what's happening.
Would you like to be involved in the event? Why not volunteer? We need help with traffic marshalling, course marshalling and stewarding. Please sign up below.
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Volunteer your help for the day
We are always on the look out for help and support for the event weekend. If you would like to be involved with the event, we are looking for volunteers, marshals, and event assistants.
If you think, you may be able to help, please get in touch with us.