Ashbourne Soapbox
Race

We are unable to hold this years event due to insurance difficulties. we hope to bring back the soapbox in the near future.

CANCELLED 

ABOUT THE RACE

Our first race was held in September 2019, with 43 racing teams completing the twists and turns of the Shrovetide Market Town at speeds reaching over 30mph in their custom karts.

With over 7000 spectators to this event, ​the event caught national media attention, sparking the idea to do it once more.

However, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the race was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 to ensure the safety and health of those attending would not be compromised.

Now in 2022, up to 70 teams are being given the chance to participate in the unique and exhilarating race for themselves. Teams can be of any age and are required to design, build, test, and race their custom soapbox karts for the race. However, both the driver and all passengers of the karts MUST be over the age of 18.

Viewers of the race are invited to view the karts before the race and watch the event on the sidelines for no cost. Special disabled access and viewing areas are provided.
 

 
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We actively encourage you to build the most outrageous and wacky soapboxes, the more bodacious the better!

Below are six key rules, however, we strongly encourage participants to view the full list of rules, detailed below.

You can download our rules form below, or view them here. Knowing the rules is mandatory for participation in the race.

1

RIDERS FROM 18 YEARS AND ABOVE

2

FINISH THE RACE TO GAIN FULL POINTS

3

PRE-RACE VEHICLE

INSPECTION

4

NO POST-INSPECTION

MODIFICATIONS

5

EXTRA POINTS FOR THE BUILD, FANCY DRESS

6

NO PUSH STARTS

ALLOWED

 

FAQ & RULES 

sean clayton

Organiser

Email: ashbournesoapboxrace@hotmail.com

Tel: 07891 052736

GET IN TOUCH

If you wish to sponsor, caterer, or volunteer for the 2022 Ashbourne Soapbox Race, please complete the form above to get in touch.

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