What on earth is a zucchini race?
Step 1: Grab a zucchini (home grown or buy one)
Step 2: Decorate it (think big!)
Step 3: Stick some wheels in it (don't forget to check out the axle regulations, this is serious business)
Step 4: Register your zucchini at the Fair
Step 5: Send your masterpiece zooming down our custom 26' ramp and celebrate victory or epic defeat with your neighbours
Saturday Sept 11 2:00-4:00pm
Small but perfectly formed, the pickle-weights are our smallest (and cutest!) racers
Not too big, not too small, just right for decorating and launching down a ramp
Did you grow a monster Zuc? Lucky you! These guys race fast and crash hard
Didn't read the rules?
Don't care about rules?
We love you anyway!
Plus, NEW for 2021, we are super excited to announce the
This new category is for the TECHNICAL ADVENTURERS out there who have ambitious plans for their zucchinis but are being held back by the rules. Your racer will still need to be built around a zucchini and the width restriction remains, but otherwise you are free to showcase your STEM skills and wow us!
P.S. Zucchinis simply attached to a vehicle will not qualify... and, please, no flames!
In order to be eligible for participation, all Zucchini Racers must meet the following requirements:
Limit of 1 vehicle per person *
Vehicle must be made of a single zucchini/yellow squash *
Vehicle must be less than 25 cm in width including wheels/decorations *
Vehicle axle must pass through the zucchini (e.g. dowel with spinning wheels is acceptable, a zucchini strapped to a skateboard or toy is not)
Decorations are encouraged (really…essential. Please note there will also be a prize for the fan favorite racer!), but cannot extend more than 10 cm past the front of the racer.
Vehicle must be gravity-powered only. Any engine/rubber band/rocket, etc. powered vehicles will be disqualified and entered into the OUTLAW or TECHNICAL class.
* These categories still apply to "TECHNICAL CLASS" entries
Winners will receive the prestigious title of the winner of the sixth annual East Van Zucchini Race, wild applause, and a custom medal!
Head to McSpadden Park bee fence on Saturday September 11 between 2-4 to pre-register your zucchini racer. Skip the lines and get an insider peek at your competition. Registration on Sunday will be permitted until 12:30pm