The 2018 Hunstanton Soap Box Derby course is set

After an incredibly successful first year, the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby returns on Sunday 23 September.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is bringing back this seaside classic once again, to provide a day of free entertainment for all the family. Teams will race homemade karts down the hilly streets of Hunstanton, as the crowds cheer them on. 

The course for the race has been set: a repeat of last year’s thrilling route. Teams will start their run at the top of Boston Square, then take a 90-degree left turn onto Cliff Parade, race straight down the hill to the finish line at the mini-roundabout. 

Roger Partridge, activities co-ordinator for the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens, said: “We’re announcing details of the course so early because we know teams want to start building their karts with a specific route in mind. We’re delighted that people are expressing an interest already; the number of teams competing last year was beyond our expectations, so we’re hoping for just as many this year!"

Race entry is due to open in early June, and will be through an online form at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

Entry fees will remain the same as last year:
10-11 years old - £10
12-15 years old - £12
16-64 years old - £15
65 and over - £12

Sponsor the race 

This year, the borough council is also offering the opportunity for a business to become the headline sponsor of the Hunstanton Soap Box Derby. 

Roger Partridge added: “This is a great chance for a local business to work with us, and become the main sponsor of an extremely well-attended event. The benefits to the sponsor  we're considering are linking the business name to the event title; involving the sponsor in publicity before the event; promotion at the event; a presence at the event and at the prize-giving ceremony. If your business is interested in a sponsorship deal like this, please do get in touch with me so we can discuss the possibilities.” 

Contact Roger by email roger.partridge@west-norfolk.gov.uk or call 01553 616326.