Two competitors begin the race, starting at the top of a hill by the Skinner Butte columns and heading down Lincoln Street. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Image King Signs’ soap box pulls ahead of its competition. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Image Kings Signs’ coffin racer crosses the finish in first during a semifinal heat. The cart number is #40 and is the last entrant in the race. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Coffin racer #32 speeds ahead in the race. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Skateboard company Tactics’ soap box racer speeds down the hill. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The racer from Tactics celebrates crossing the finish line first in the final round, just after hitting the curb at the bottom of the route. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Two young attendees dance to live music in between the races and the award ceremony. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The Coffin Races included an expo of all the soap boxes on display. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Many of the soap boxes were crafted with a particular theme and articulate detail. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Many of the soap boxes were crafted with a particular theme and articulate detail. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

An attendee sports an eye-catching pumpkin suit.EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The Pharaoh Hounds’ soap box, named the Screaming Scarab. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

A little pineapple plays with a costume lei between the races and the award ceremony. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Portland surf-rock band Plastic Cactus performs live music for the derby. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Many of the soap boxes were crafted with a particular theme and articulate detail. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

A member of the Image Kings Signs team poses by their soap box. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The Cereal Killers’ soap box, named Dead by Breakfast. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Cereal Killers are awarded the “Smells Like Team Spirit” award. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

EUGFun! announces a special award, the “Banana Supreme.” EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

After the award ceremony, attendees gather to dance. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Attendees begin to form a conga line.EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The conga line grows. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

The conga line dissipates into a massive “Thriller” flash mob. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

A large “Thriller” flash mob closes out the events of the day. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

A large “Thriller” flash mob closes out the events of the day. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

A large “Thriller” flash mob closes out the events of the day. EUGFun! hosts its inaugural Halloween-themed soap box derby, the Coffin Races, at Skinner Butte in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 27, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

 

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