Coffin Races

Coffin Races graphic by Travis Pendlebury

Return of the Coffin Races!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3rd Avenue & Lincoln Street


For the second time in Eugene history, creative community members will race head to head in hand-built coffin-themed race cars down Skinner’s Butte. This Halloween themed soapbox derby heard thousands of excited ghostly screams in 2018, it featured 40 competitive and original teams with roughly 3,000 guests in attendance! 


This year is sure not to disappoint! In addition to the white knuckled thrill of the races, friends and families of all ages can get crafty at the Pumpkins & Power Tools exhibit, boogie down to sweet rhythms on site, enjoy locally brewed cider and beer by Wildcraft Ciderworks and The Wheel Apizza pub and eat like the living with local food and coffee options on site while you cheering on your favorite teams!


  1. Registration
  2. 2019 Updates
  3. Team Info & Rules
  4. Liability Waiver

Registration date: July 18 at 8 am (when the spots fill up, the spots fill up!)


Registration cost: 

$40 per team • July 18-August 18

$50 per team • August 18-October 1


Team size: 4 (you can have as many people as you want in your support corner, but only 4 can be racers & pushers, supporters will have option to purchase extra shirts through PrintWear of Oregon booth at the event)





Get Involved


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
Blue Wheel Pizza logo
Elevation Bouldering Gym logo
Tacovore Logo
MECCA logo
Oregon Social Learning Center logo

Contact Us

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