We're looking for the official Iowa Chill Soapbox Team for Red Bull's 2022 Iowa Soapbox Race! Rules:

1: Teams of 5
2: Have to be 18 to physically compete
3: Car has to be 175 lbs or less so something to think about when designing
4: Car needs work brakes & steering - no motor (there will be plenty of speed)

Email us your submissions -
Subject Line “Soapbox 2022”

More Details Below!


Iowans are invited to apply to build and drive their homemade carts down Walnut Street at the Iowa State Capitol Complex

Red Bull Soapbox Race is excited to announce it is bringing the world’s wildest downhill race to Des Moines on Saturday, June 18. Since the first race in Brussels in 2000, over 100 Red Bull Soapbox events have been held in places like Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. This is the first time the event has come to Iowa.

The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a race competition in which amateur teams see who can navigate their homemade cart the fastest through a downhill course, filled with obstacles and potential crashes, in front of a crowd of tens-of-thousands. Although the thrills and spills of the race can generate the crowds’ biggest roars, the event is fueled by more than just the need for speed. Teams are judged on a criterion of one-third speed, one-third creativity, and one-third showmanship. So, in addition to building the quickest cart, teams will also need to impress the judges and crowd by how outrageous and charismatic they can be.

The highly competitive application phase opens on January 24 and will close on March 18 when up to 50 teams will be selected to participate. Teams of five are invited to enter their craziest car concepts through the formal application found at the Red Bull Soapbox website. Past applicants have found inspiration for their car’s designs in everything from their favorite food to their favorite spots. Applying to participate in Red Bull Soapbox Iowa is free, but applicants must be 18 years or older to enter.

The course will run the length of East Walnut Street, alongside the State Capitol Complex, from E 12th Street to E 7th Street. Further event details, including the panel of celebrity judges, will be released closer to the event date.

Viewing is free and open to the public.