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Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Soap Box Derby

Information about the 2023 Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Soap Box Derby

This year's event will be held on Sunday 2 April 2023 and will mark 70 years since the first Soap Box Derby was held in Hunstanton in 1953.

Soap box derby 2023 cover image

About the event

Hand-built karts race down Hunstanton’s hilly streets, thrilling the crowds in attendance.

You can download at the following links the full list of rules and course map.

There are four categories you can enter, by driver age:

  • 10-12 years
  • 13-15 years
  • adults 16+
  • over 65s

Registration and karts on show on the Green from 10am.

Racing will start at 11:30am with each team completing two timed runs down the course.

Trophies will be presented to teams finishing first, second and third in each category. There will also be an overall winner and a 'Concours d'elegance' award.

Everyone is welcome to take home a FREE hay bale.

Join the event page on Facebook and share your photos on the day using the hashtag #HunstantonSoapBox

Previous events

The Hunstanton Soap Box Derby was last held in 2019. You can see the highlights of this event below: