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Time to register for the 2023 Hunstanton Soap Box Derby

Soap box launch photo of Police cadet with their kart design to look like a police car

Published: Friday, 10th February 2023

The Soap Box Derby returns to Hunstanton on 2 April 2023. From 17 February teams can enter online to take part in the event.

This year marks 70 years since the first Soap Box Derby was held in Hunstanton, in 1953.

Places are limited and can be booked at from 9am on 17 February 2023.

Cllr Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage at the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, said:

“We let people know last September to pencil in the first Sunday of the Easter holiday, Sunday 2 April 2023, for the event, so we can start the holiday and events season with a massive splash of colour and 'eggsileration'.

“Having designed, and possibly even started building, their karts they can now enter to take part in our Easter 'eggstravaganza.' I also look forward to seeing the associated activities taking place in the town to support the event.

“It’s been nearly four years since our last Hunstanton Soap Box Derby, when nearly 50 home-built karts took part, and I’m eggcited to see what karts people create and the costumes they wear.”

Sgt Darryl Grief, West Norfolk Cadet Supervisor, added:

“We’re so pleased to be back taking part in the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby as it is such a great opportunity for our Police Cadets. They’ll learn some key skills like team building and will also get the opportunity to be out and about in the local community speaking to locals and visitors alike.”

The course starts high up on Greevegate, has a few twists and turns, karts will ‘bunny hop’ over a new improved ramp, and ends up on Beach Terrace Road overlooking the sea.

There are four categories that can be entered, by driver age:

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

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