So you’ve got what it takes to be involved in the Derby?
Let’s find out where you fit in!

There are many ways to be a part of the Portland Adult Soapbox Derby, and no one is turned away from helping.  Racing the mountain is just a small part of the operation. We have people who work year-round to keep this event functioning.


So you think you’re smart enough to build a gravity-powered car and have the guts to make it through the learning curve?  Check out the Become A Racer page and fill out an application. All the rules and regulations to get you going are there for you to review.  If you need further info, contact and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.


Without our 100+ volunteers, there would be no Soapbox Derby. Not only do we need our course safety staff on race day, but are always in need of some year-round “assets” to work from January until the event. Some of our yearly needs include: graphic artists, content writers, public relations specialists, web designers, publicists, volunteer coordinators, printers, and general muscle and know-how.

If you think you can fill any of these slots, contact Darcie at and come be a part of the team!


If it weren’t for our sponsors, this event could never exist. If you would like to contribute some cold, hard cash, or maybe supply some services to us, contact us at and we’ll get together with you and see how you can help.

Download the 2018 Sponsor Brochure.


And everything else

You’ve got something to talk to us about that isn’t covered above? Feel free to shoot an email to and we’ll will gladly listen to your offerings.

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