Soap box Race 2021
we are sorry that once again the event has had to be cancelled
If you are a possible sponsor, caterer or volunteer for 2022 please get in touch at the bottom of the page. there are some exciting opportunities. Come and talk to us.
see you on
It's all downhill from here.
ABOUT THE RACE
In 2019 the first Ashbourne Soap Box Race was held with 43 adrenaline junkies braving the slopes of Ashbourne in their home-made carts, from the start line on Union Street through the market place at up to 30mph to finish at the former gallows of the green man public house.
With over 7000 spectators to our first event we promise a great day for the family with a festival atmosphere.
SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN
In 2022 we are offering 70 teams the opportunity to push their luck and building skills to the limit. Team members can be of any age from the very youngest to the more mature. We don't want to be that race that turns children away. However, in the interest of safety anyone who will be on the kart MUST be 18 but that dose not meant that the those involved in the building of their kart or fancy dress have to be.
Spectators will have the benefit of being able to view the carts before the race and viewpoints of over half a mile from start to finish and its all completely ' FREE' yes that's right, its free to watch
We actively encourage you to build the most outrageous and weird soap boxes and if you can raise a little for charity, please let us know!
Below are six key rules and regulations, but that doesn't make the others any less important.
Download our rules form below or view them here, and, for all of our sakes, please read them. There is a qualifying question in there.
RIDERS FROM 18 YEARS AND ABOVE
FINISH THE RACE-GET FULL POINTS
POINTS FOR THE BUILD, FANCY DRESS AND COMPLETING THE COURSE