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Searles Soap Box Derby

A "Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton" logo

This year's event will be held on Sunday 22 September 2019.

The revival of the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby continues. This popular event is sponsored by Searles Leisure Resort.

A photo of a soap box kart taking part in the 2018 Soap Box Derby

Another photo of a soap box kart taking part in the 2018 Soap Box Derby

About the event

Searles Soap Box Derby logo with a Soap Box Derby kart and flags on a red background

 

Race your hand-built kart down Hunstanton’s hilly streets, thrilling the crowds in attendance. This year, we have a new and faster course! You can view the course on our course map.

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

  • 10-12 years (£10.50)
  • 13-15 years (£12.50)
  • adults 16+ (£15.50)
  • over 65s (£12.50)

There will be prizes for teams finishing first, second and third in each category. There will also be 'Concours d'elegance' awards.

For spectators there will be music and a Gin Tent on The Green. There will be a carnival atmosphere; something for all the family!

Provisional race timings

If you're racing please arrive at 10:00am. Scrutineering will be between 10:00am and 11:00am.

Racing will take place place between 11:30am and 4:00pm.

The day will conclude with the presentations at 4:30pm.

Entries for 2019

Entries closed on 6 September. You can still view the full rules and specifications.

We can now announce the teams who'll be competing.

View 2019 team list

Event history

The first Soap Box Derby took place in 1953. You can find out more in the Town & Around's article on their website.

Last year's event

38 teams took part, and the winners were:

Adults

RNLI

Under 13s

Team Parrin #150

Under 16s

Potters Wheels A

Veterans

Team Richardson Racing 2

Concours d’elegance

Imperial Leathered

Champion Team

RNLI

View the full results

A picture of a Soap Box Derby kart in the shape of a lemon taking part in the Searles Soap Box Derby 2018

A picture of a Soap Box Derby kart taking part in the Searles Soap Box Derby 2018