Block Party Wednesday: One Night and So Many Parties

The Runoffs is more than a National Championship event – it’s the opportunity to chill amongst race cars with hundreds of your closest SCCA friends. And while every evening in a Runoffs paddock is that way, it’s Wednesday, Sept. 28, that this year’s officially unofficial Runoffs Block Party clicks into gear.

Born from Runoffs past, the concept is tried, true and awesome in its simplicity: Wednesday is party night. Far from a solitary, organized gathering, Wednesday’s Block Party places a multitude of independent parties on a map, offering food and beverages to anyone who happens to stroll by, be they drivers, crew or (especially) workers. Relax for a while, then cruise to the next party. It’s like hanging out in “downtown Runoffs,” party surfing into the night.

Not being “official,” start times will vary, but these parties are likely to kick off shortly after Wednesday’s final checkered flag. Who’s throwing the parties? We’re estimating five to 10 parties spread across the Runoffs paddock, with separate gatherings hosted by Hagerty, SCCA Women on Track, New England Region, the Prod racers and more!

The best part of the Runoffs Block Party is there’s no obligation to stay put – cruise the paddock and chat with drivers, teams and workers. From party to party, you’ll meet up with old friends and make new ones.

Want to bring the Block Party to your paddock? If your Wednesday evening party is open to all workers, SCCA will put your party on the Block Party map – literally. Email Heyward Wagner at to find out not only how your party can join this epic paddock-sized Wednesday night party, but how SCCA will assist you in making it happen.