Red Bull Soapbox Race

  • East Walnut Street (along the State Capitol Complex), from East 12th Street to East 7th Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: June 18, 2022
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines
  • Price: Viewing free & open for public
  • Overview

    Red Bull Soapbox Race — an extreme soapbox derby for adults — will make its Iowa debut this summer!

    Red Bull promotes several extreme sports to publicize its energy drink line and give consumers "wings." Its soapbox race is similar to the traditional kids' version in that carts coast downhill, but the Red Bull Soapbox Race challenges "the most fearless, fun-loving and foolhardy teams to prototype and create the wackiest of rides," using homemade carts, according to its website.

    The Des Moines event will take place June 18, with the course running along East Walnut Street just south of the Iowa Capitol Building, from East 12th street to East 7th Street.

    Those interested in entering a cart for the race can find more information here: