Soapbox Racing

We are the University of Southampton's Soapbox Racing Society and we design, build and race gravity-powered carts. Having competed in the Red Bull Soapbox Race 2022 at Alexandra Palace in London, we now need more 'engineers' to help us design a new and improved cart for the 2024 racing season!

Welcome to the UoS Soapbox Racing Society!

We are a group of 'engineers' who build soapbox carts and race them down hills. Last year we competed in the 2022 Red Bull Soapbox Race in London with a Colin the Caterpillar inspired cart in front of 16,000 people and the official Colin the Caterpillar from M&S! Now we aim to build a new and improved cart to compete in the 2024 season and we need your help!

We have regular build sessions which you can come along to by signing up for our Build Membership in the Membership tab or if you just want to keep up with the society's progress you can sign up for the Free Membership.

Check out our Instagram and our Discord community for updates and announcements. Also, feel free to contact any of the committee directly using the emails linked below!

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The Committee

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

Nikolay Ulybin
Design Officer
Louis Hall
Michael Grubb
Secretary & Welfare Officer
Elliot Henton

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Soapbox Racing, 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
Free MembershipFREE01/09/2023 - 31/08/2024Free membership which allows you to join our Discord community and receive notifications for our social and society events throughout the year. Special social events and races may have an associated attendance cost. This will be disclosed well in advance and subsidised by the society where possible.
Build Membership£10.0001/09/2023 - 31/08/2024Paid membership which allows you to come and participate in our soapbox build sessions, no matter your skill level. The membership cost covers the materials and tools required to construct the soapbox cart for the 23/24 academic year. Please note that build sessions have a maximum number of participants due to safety requirements but we will ensure everyone has equal opportunities to contribute to the project.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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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 Racing are available to view below

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below:

Sorry, there are no upcoming events for Soapbox Racing.

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