UK Soapbox Races 2017

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Friday July 29, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
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 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

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Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.

See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.

Sunday July 31, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
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Start: Saturday 30th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016

 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

Sunday August 7, 2016
Sunday August 14, 2016
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There will be a soapbox race in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales on 14th August 2016.

More details to follow...

Sunday August 28, 2016
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Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge The Autohorn Micklegate Soapbox Challenge is a hilarious go-cart race down York's Finest Street.

On Sunday 28th August 2016 (the August Bank Holiday) fifty teams from all over Britain will be racing their home made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate, from the Bar to the River Ouse.

Full details at http://www.micklegaterun.co.uk/

Saturday September 10, 2016
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Windmill Hill SoapFestWindmill hill soap box derby will raise money for Clifford AFC and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike.

The first race, the junior soap box derby, gets underway at 10.30am with adult races starting at 12.30pm. In addition to races there will be food, drink and entertainment for everyone. Funds will be raised through each team’s own sponsorship, ticket sales and sales of food and drink on the day. We urge entering teams to gather as much sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues as possible, as they build their soap boxes in the lead-up to the event. ‘Fun’ or ‘themed’ soap boxes are especially welcome!

Full details and entry forms can be found at skid-marks.co.uk

Sunday September 11, 2016
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Reach Valley Graviy Grand Prix

 

The Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix will take place once again on 11th September 2016. We will keep you up to date with all the latest information on our latest news page, facebook and twitter accounts, so make sure you like these pages and keep in touch.

See https://reachvalleygravitygrandprix.wordpress.com/about/ for full details.

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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix 2016 The Gravity Grand Prix is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for charity, traditionally The Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

It is an annual event that is held at the end of the summer in the village of Cookham Dean, Berkshire. This year, 2016, will be the 10th consecutive year for holding the event and with a growing number of competitors and spectators, it could be the biggest yet.

Full details at https://sites.google.com/site/ggprix/home

Saturday September 17, 2016
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Brockweir Soapbox Derby Local legends tell of many intrepid pioneers risking all in the descent of Mill Hill in a variety of home built contraptions. 2016 sees all that go official in "Brake for the Border ", a daring dash off the last hill in England towards the River Wye and the Welsh land of dragons!

Full details at http://www.brockweirsoapboxderby.co.uk

Saturday October 8, 2016
Sunday October 9, 2016
Saturday October 29, 2016
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Brechin Soapbox Cartie Race

 

Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween

Entry forms at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tivtepe4uh1vf79/AABQsnTQ-PbYG7KjCOX2hDGOa?dl=0

 

 

Sunday April 23, 2017
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Teams will consist of driver and four additional crew members, they will be allocated a ‘pit’ area on the market place as a space where they can showcase their vehicle and raise funds for their chosen charity/good cause, the Market Place will also have additional entertainment and food stalls,

A full vehicle build specification and race rules & regulations will be provided on application to race. Teams are encouraged to use the opportunity to raise funds through sponsorship and other opportunities for their good cause, and similarly that teams enter into the spirit of the Challenge and theme their vehicle and race wear.

To apply to enter contact David Brooks – email: davidbrooks@thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

See http://www.thetfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/news/st-georges-day-soapbox-challenge/

Sunday May 21, 2017
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Framlingham SoapBox Race

Framlingham SoapBox Race is a fun event for all the family. Come along watch and join in the fun as hand-made gravity powered “soapbox” carts race from Framlingham Castle down Market Hill. Or if you fancy the challenge, make and enter a soapbox racer of your own design.

For further information, see http://www.framlingham-soapbox-race.org/

Sunday June 4, 2017
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 Stoke on Trent Soap Box Derby

More than 40 soapbox carts are registered to take on the sidewinder and leave a skid-mark or two this year. Also included this year are stalls, refreshments, fun fare, after party in the park and fund-raising for charities.

For full details go to metalc.co.uk/soapbox-derby/ or www.facebook.com/stokesoapbox  

 

Saturday June 10, 2017
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 RLI Childrens ward bogie race

The greatest racing event in the world, probably. Come and experience the thrill of the daredevil drivers who dice with death as they aim to be crowned champions of ....... well something. The aim is to have a fun day out for all ages, the focus is very much on family and friends having a good time, hopefully with a little bit of something for everyone. Bouncy castles, archery, paintballing, rock climbing, face painting and the like as well as traditional crafts, vintage cars, a tractor run, and a petting zoo and much, much more. Food and drink available. If you are interested in entering please contact Bob on 07732 426 281, you can also help out as a volunteer, or if you have a stall or vehicle you think we might like, please get in touch.

The event takes place at Greenlands farm village, Tewitfield, Carnforth LA6 1JH on Saturday 10th June 2017 at 1pm.

Entrance is £2 per adult - kids under 16 are free.  Cost of entry for racers is £50 for 4 runs. All rules and regulations can be found on the website. The first 500 paying people through the gate will be entered into a prize draw, the prizes consisting of an ipad, xbox one and a super TV.

Full details, rules, entry forms etc. at www.bogierace.co.uk

 

Saturday June 24, 2017
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 Penn House Gravity Grand Prix

Penn House Grand Prix is a gravity powered time-trial for karts, sidecars and bikes

The course is a kilometre of perfectly smooth private driveway that snakes through a private woodland in Penn Street, Buckinghamshire.

Earl and Countess Howe kindly allowed this event to take place at Penn House, their family home.

Full details and entry forms at http://www.pennhousegrandprix.co.uk/

Sunday June 25, 2017
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If you are creative enough to build a kart, brave enough to throw it down one of our fine hills in Burghfield and decent enough to raise some money for charities that benefit us locally, then why not get involved and enter a BoxKart Bash team.

Full details and entry forms are at http://burghfieldsantas.org.uk/boxkart

Burghfield Boxkart Bash

 

 

Sunday July 9, 2017
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Hawksland Bogie Race

The Hawksland Community Events Group have set the date for this year as Sunday 9 July, 2017 road closed from 8.30 racing from 9.00 (subject to grant of road closure by local authority).

All welcome.

See https://www.facebook.com/hawksland.bogierace

 

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Richards Castle Soap Box 2017

The Richards Castle Soap Box Derby challenges teams to build and race carts in aid of charitable causes - carts of all shapes and sizes have raced over the years - both designed for speed and novelty!

See the Richards Castle Soap Box Derby web site for full details.

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Great fun for all ages, if you have the urge to make a soap box and would like an Entry Pack please e-mail steve@hinckleybid.co.uk or call 01455 698494.

Entries are received from Families, Businesses, Charities, Colleges, Schools, Scouts and more - ALL are welcome.

FREE to watch and 50+ Town Centre Shops, Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants will be open for your enjoyment. 

See www.hinckleybid.co.uk  for further info.

Hinkley BID Soapbox Derby 2017

Saturday July 15, 2017
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 Welton Soapbox Derby

Feel The Need, The Need for Speed!!!

It's all about Gravity & Sheer Courage!!! 32mph : 1/2km Race Track!!!

The 4th Annual Welton Soapbox Derby will deliver a SPECTACULAR array of amateur drivers racing their homemade 'Soapbox Vehicles'! Each hand-made 'DREAM-MACHINE' is fuelled by nothing but GRAVITY and SHEER COURAGE!!!

This FREE to spectate unique non-motorised racing event challenges you to work as a team to design and build a traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machine, and compete against the clock in a downhill RACE!!

For further details and entry forms, see https://www.facebook.com/Weltonsoapboxderby/

Sunday July 16, 2017
Friday July 28, 2017
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Start: Friday 28th July 2017
End: Sunday 30th July 2017

 Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby, Herefordshire

The Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby returns for 2017, with a brand new downhill course and extra challenges along the way, the Eastnor Castle's all-action Soapbox Derby is sure to be one of the highlights of the Camping at the Castle event, drawing racers from near and far!

Entry into the event guarantees no entry fee for the Camping at the Castle show and free camping all weekend!

Contact camper.show@kelsey.co.uk for more details!

Saturday July 29, 2017
(all day)
Start: Friday 28th July 2017
End: Sunday 30th July 2017

 Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby, Herefordshire

The Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby returns for 2017, with a brand new downhill course and extra challenges along the way, the Eastnor Castle's all-action Soapbox Derby is sure to be one of the highlights of the Camping at the Castle event, drawing racers from near and far!

Entry into the event guarantees no entry fee for the Camping at the Castle show and free camping all weekend!

Contact camper.show@kelsey.co.uk for more details!

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 Haverfordwest 2nd Annual Soapbox Derby, Pembrokeshire

Come and see the fabulous homemade soapboxes racing! Loads of fun Side stall attractions for all the family on the field. Lots of food and drink available on site. Family fun, free admission and Parking. Donations to local charities welcomed.

Entries are now live, please drop a note to harfatsoapbox@gmail.com for rules, regs and forms.

For stalls and side shows please write to stephenmorris@hotmail.co.uk

See the Haverfordwest 2nd Annual Soapbox Derby page on Facebook for further information.

Sunday July 30, 2017
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Start: Friday 28th July 2017
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 Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby, Herefordshire

The Camping at the Castle Soapbox Derby returns for 2017, with a brand new downhill course and extra challenges along the way, the Eastnor Castle's all-action Soapbox Derby is sure to be one of the highlights of the Camping at the Castle event, drawing racers from near and far!

Entry into the event guarantees no entry fee for the Camping at the Castle show and free camping all weekend!

Contact camper.show@kelsey.co.uk for more details!

Sunday August 20, 2017
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Harewood Soapbox Derby

By popular demand the Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Derby is back!!!

Teams can enter for ONLY £60 (max. team of 4)

Spectators:

  • £5 per adult
  • £2.50 per child (up to 16 years old)

See http://www.harewoodsoapboxderby.co.uk/ for full details, entry forms, rules, etc.

 

Monday August 28, 2017
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Micklegate SoapboxMicklegate Soap Box Race

Monday 28th August 2017.

See http://www.micklegaterun.co.uk/ for details

Saturday September 2, 2017
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Great Easton Soapbox

Details, entry forms, rules, etc at https://www.facebook.com/GESoapbox/#

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