Coffin Races

Beware, the Coffin Races are coming! Come check out Eugene’s inaugural Halloween-themed Soapbox Derby. Lincoln Street from the Skinner’s Butte Columns to the intersection below, will be reborn as a racetrack for a ghoulish spread of hungry competitors. Heats of Coffin-Racers will compete in 1-vs-1, elimination style races. One champion will rise to the top, with multiple other awards for ‘Freshest coffin, best dressed team and more'. The Finish Line at 3rd & Lincoln will feature live music, beverage garden, food trucks, pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed activities and more.


Saturday, October 27 • 12 - 4 p.m.

3rd & Lincoln


Parking

Parking is limited. See the Coffin Races map for locations.

CAT Bike Valet will be curating safe, premium bicycle storage at the event.


Need a lift to join the fun?

LTD is offering free one-day bus passes! Download and print your pass.

  1. Spectators
  2. Teams
  3. Volunteer

Happenings

  • The races begin at 12 p.m.
  • Pit Row - check out the creative coffins and racers on pit row.
  • Men From S.U.R.F play tunes of the Ventures, Dick Dale, The Belairs, Jan & Dean and of course The Beach Boys and more - 12:30 p.m.
  • Plastic Cactus serves up dark, desert-inspired surf - 2:30 p.m.
  • Place your vote for The People's Choice award coffin at the EUGfun tent - awards ceremony at 3:45 p.m.
  • Pumpkins & Power Tools - Bring a pumpkin to the EUGfun Coffin Races and take jack-o-lantern carving to new, messy heights. Paint and power tools provided. Brought to you by MECCA & the Eugene Toolbox Project.
  • Pumpkins from Groundwork Organics will be available onsite for a donation.
  • Trick-or-treat bag creation station
  • Lane Bloodworks blood drive. Donate some blood and save a life in between races.
  • Visit the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House just up the road to immerse yourself in their Victorian Mourning Exhibit.
  • Pop up market by Whiteaker Community Market.
  • Bounce Gymnastics - bounce away some energy - special rate $5 per person, 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Reggae Rob on the patio at Wildcraft Ciderworks, 2 p.m.
  • CoLoSo with King Toby at Wildcraft Ciderworks, 4-7 p.m.
  • Stick around after the Coffin Races for the Tactics Downhill Jam! Find the Tactics registration booth near the finish line to register for this rare opportunity to send it down Skinner Butte.

Food & Beverage 

El Quetzal

Wildcraft Ciderworks

Red5 Hot Dogs

Krob Krua Thai Family Kitchen



Parking

Parking is limited. See the Coffin Races map for locations.

CAT Bike Valet will be curating safe, premium bicycle storage at the event.


Need a lift to join the fun?

LTD is offering free one-day bus passes! Download and print your pass.



We hope you'll join us!



Brought to you by the City of Eugene with support from these local businesses. Thank you to our sponsors for making Eugene a great place to live, work and play!

Venue 252 Logo
ding ding logo
Playground Sports Logo
MECCA logo
Bloodworks logo
Elevation Bouldering Gym logo
Oregon Social Learning Center logo
Tactics logo

Contact Us

  1. Production Coordinators
    For Coffin Race related questions or ideas email us.
    541-682-5542
    Oliver Neill
    Kerry Weeks
    Nate Trowbridge