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Soap Box Derby

 An image of a cart going along the course during the Soap Box Derby event in Hunstanton

Sunday 23 September


The revival of the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby continues! Last year’s re-introduction of the event (popular in the 1960s, 70s and 80s) received a marvellous response. It had 40 entries and was a super day for all the family, whether racing or spectating. Why not build your own kart to race in this year’s event and join in the fun?

Location and time

Starting point on Boston Square. The Event begins at 10am with entertainment on the Green, hosted by KLFM, as the carts undergo safety checks. Racing begins around noon and each team will make two timed runs down the same course as last year. Prize giving is expected at around 5pm with trophies awarded to the fastest junior teams, the fastest adult teams and the best looking/best decorated kart.


Teams may register a crew of up to four from which a maximum of two may occupy the kart as drivers. Each crew must have at least one member over 18. There are junior categories (10-12 years & 13-15 years) and adult categories (16+ and 65+) to enter. The detailed rules, including technical restrictions on the karts, can be found in our rules document, which will be available shortly. Please ensure you read them before entering by downloading our full rules document.

Enter our Soap Box Derby

To enter the Soap Box Derby you'll need a valid:

  • debit or credit card for the fee
  • email address

Enter now

Closing date for entries is 7 September, or when entry limit has been reached. Once submitted, we'll confirm your entry by emailing you.

Other information

  • parking for competitors will be available
  • entertainment will be provided
  • refreshments will be on sale in nearby outlets/cafes
  • toilets are in the Heritage Gardens
  • you can find more information about Soap Box Derby events on the Scottish Cartie Association website

If you need further information, please contact the Heritage Gardens Activities Coordinator on 01553 616326.