What on earth is a zucchini race?

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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 PRE REGISTER BELOW, OR ARRIVE AT THE PARK SATURDAY SEPT 12 BETWEEN 10AM-3:30 PM Please wear a mask and stay 7 zucchinis apart while waiting in line.

Step 5:  Send your masterpiece zooming down our custom 26' ramp and celebrate victory or epic defeat with your neighbors.

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.

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This year we have our four usual RACE CATEGORIES...

Pickle-weight

Small but perfectly formed, the pickle-weights are our smallest (and cutest!) racers

Middle-weight

Not too big, not too small, just right for decorating and launching down a ramp

Heavy-weight

Did you grow a monster Zuc? Lucky you! These guys race fast and crash hard

Outlaws

Didn't read the rules?

Didn't know there were rules?We love you anyway

Plus, NEW for 2020, we are super excited to announce the 

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Technical Class

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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!

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P.S. Zucchinis simply attached to a vehicle will not qualify... and, please, no flames!

The Regulations...

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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!