Portland's PDX Adult Soapbox Derby is a 90 + volunteer-fueled grass roots community event traditionaly held the third Saturday in the month of August.
Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. These pages are dedicated to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their BEER. We thank the community and our beloved volcano for allowing us to tickle her spine. Flexing Portland's creative muscle since 1997
The 2013 racer application process is closed
The 2013 race is set for Saturday, August 17th at Mt. Tabor Park from 10 AM - 4PM. It's a perfect day for a picnic. Bring the whole family, get comfortable, stay and enjoy the race.
Spectator Map Available
You can visit the maps page to view the 2013 Spectator Map or download a printable pdf version. More »Race Day is set!
The 2013 race is set for Saturday, August 17th. Anyone interested in racing can download the racer packet for review prior to starting the paperless registration. Log into register.soapboxracer.com and start the process. The 90 day submission period expires April, 14th at 23:59 hours. More »Another Great Race
Thanks to our racers, volunteers and sponsors for a great day on the mountain. More »
The Derby is only possible with your ongoing support! We rely entirely on contributions of goods, services and funding from the community. We want to continue to bring you a non-commercial grassroots event in future years. Please help keep the spirit of the Derby alive with a donation in any amount.
Top 3 Derby FAQ's
Q: When and where is the next derby?
A: Saturday, August 17 2013. Mt. Tabor Park. 10 AM - 4 PM
Q: How can I become a racer in the derby?
A: Download and familiarize yourself with the updated racer packet and start the application registration process.
If you would like to be added the the racer mailing list for announcements Contact us.
Q: How do I sponsor the upcoming derby
A: Contact us for details.