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
2020 Race Information
Pre-Registered racers will be allocated a time-slot between 9-12, day of registration accepted between 10-3:30 on Saturday 12th September.
This year we have our four usual RACE CATEGORIES...
Plus, NEW for 2020, 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 fifth annual East Van Zucchini Race, wild "virtual" applause, and a custom medal!