Soapbox Racers

The University of Southampton Soapbox Racers is an exciting group that aims to design, build and race a gravity powered soapbox racer.

Our aim is to compete in soapbox racing competitions, primarily the Red Bull Soapbox Race which takes place in locations across the globe.

We have a different theme each year which provides a regular and exciting opportunity for students from all courses and backgrounds to get get involved in creative design! A video of the 2015 London race can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnl45gv_eE.

About Soapbox Racers

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Soapbox Racers, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Full MembershipFREE24/09/2019 - 30/06/2020Full membership for free.

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Soapbox Racers this year are:

  • Liam Flavin
    Events Officer
  • Alex Pardoe
  • Sam Newman
  • Ashley Evans
  • Benjamin Beasley
    Welfare Officer

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Soapbox Racers are available to view below